Commercial Lending Blog

Posted on Jul,27 2021
by Brenda Sigurdson

Commercial Property Investing

– Types of Commercial Property to Invest In

When investing in commercial real estate, you must consider a range of factors, including things such as the difficulty of owning and managing the property, the options that are available, and what you’re expected return on the investment would be. Commercial properties have the potential to continue earning for you for years to come, however, you may be wondering which types of properties will work best for you. Let’s look at some of the most common property types to invest in. Apartmen...

– $2,150,000 First Mortgage – 4-Family Brooklyn Investment

  H&O Capital Closes $2,150,000 First Mortgage During the Covid-19 pandemic, the borrower in this transaction ran into trouble with his current lender due to some tenant payment issues. His current lender was pressuring him to pay them off, and even instituted the default rate, despite being only one month behind on his payments. Due to the time crunch, the borrower needed somebody who could get his deal closed quickly. H&O Capital Funding stepped in and were able to get...

Posted on Jun,14 2021
by Rich Salinaro


Posted on Jun,10 2021
by Brenda Sigurdson

Commercial Property Investing

– Why Is Commercial Real Estate a Good Investment?

Choosing the right investment vehicle can prove to be quite the challenge. Everyone has their own opinions about what type of investments are best and which will be the most lucrative, the easiest to manage, the least risky, etc. And, with all that handy insight and advice, how could you possibly narrow it down? Well, that starts by taking the time to explore the options yourself, learn what each offers and then decide what combination of investment vehicle and strategy works best for you. In...

– $440,000 First Mortgage – 2-Family Investment – Garfield, NJ

  $440,000 First Mortgage - Two-Family Investment In this scenario, the borrower was looking for a small cash out on his recently renovated 2-family home in Garfield, NJ to help complete another project he was working on. Due to the nature of his work as a contractor without a W-2, as well as a few questionable financial decisions in the recent past, he was having some difficulty qualifying for a conventional loan. In stepped H&O Capital to provide the bridge financing the b...

Posted on May,19 2021
by Rich Salinaro


Posted on May,10 2021
by Brenda Sigurdson

Commercial Property Investing

– Timeline for a Hard Money Loan and What You Can Do to Help the Process

Have you wondered just how long it can take to get a hard money loan?  In this blog, we will review the timing and how you can help speed up the process.  Let’s begin first with understanding a hard money loan. What’s a Hard Money Loan? A hard money loan is a loan secured by a physical asset, in the form of real property. These are short-term loans, and they are funded by private investors instead of conventional sources (banks, insurance companies, etc.). The term of a hard-money lo...

– How to Find a Hard Money Lender for Your Commercial Real Estate Investment

Once you decide that hard money is the way to go, the next step is to find the right lender for you. Hard money loans can be useful tools for a real estate investor, however, not every lender will be a fit for your investment. As we all know, when you find a deal, you need to move quickly, but don’t let that need for speed discourage you from performing some basic due diligence on the lenders you contact. Step One: Stop Comparing Hard Money Lenders with Traditional Lending Sources The fi...

Posted on Mar,31 2021
by Brenda Sigurdson

Commercial Property Investing

Posted on Mar,02 2021
by Rich Salinaro

– $4,000,000 First Mortgage – Development Site – Bronx, NY

  $4,000,000 First Mortgage - Bronx Development Site An up and coming developer contacted H&O Capital Funding looking for some financing for his development project in the West Bronx. The borrower needed cash to start the demolition and construction on 5 contiguous lots, currently improved by vacant two-family homes on each lot. The developer was referred to H&O Capital by their architect, who is a long time friend of H&O, as well as a previous borrower. The sites co...

– $1,300,000 First Mortgage – Freemason owned Mixed-Use property – Brooklyn, NY

  $1,300,000 First Mortgage - Freemason owned Mixed-Use Property- Brooklyn, NY This was another repeat borrower for H&O Capital Funding, and they coincidentally were also a fraternal order of Freemasons based out of Brooklyn.  The borrowers had an existing first mortgage with H&O for $750,000 and needed to clear some cash for property improvements. The retail space at the property is fully leased to a small grocery store and the Freemasons occupy the upper 3 floors, whe...

Posted on Mar,01 2021
by Rich Salinaro


Posted on Mar,01 2021
by Rich Salinaro

– $450,000 Second Mortgage – Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY

  $450,000 Second Mortgage - Masonic Temple - Brooklyn, NY A fraternal order of Freemasons based out of Brooklyn, NY came back to H&O Capital Funding looking for a bit more cash to help clear off some debts that had accumulated during the pandemic. The borrowers, who rely on the proceeds from renting out the temple for various events, have not been able to host an event since the pandemic began. There really wasn't a good option to quickly raise some funds to take care of th...

– What Is the Difference Between a Hard Money Loan and Bridge Loan?

If you’re planning on using an alternative to conventional lending on a real estate investment, you may look into a hard money loan or bridge loan, but how do you know which one to choose? Find out the specifics ahead of time to know which is a better fit for your scenario. Knowing the difference between a bridge loan and a hard money loan is almost as straightforward as exploring the definition of each. Once you understand how the two terms are explained, the distinction between a bridge l...

Posted on Feb,23 2021
by Brenda Sigurdson

Commercial Property Investing

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