October 21, 2020

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Words Matter – Never “Approve” Your Builder

When a lender “approves” a builder, it can create a hidden liability for that lender. If a construction project falters – for example, the builder walks off the job or misuses funds – the borrower often places blame on the lender. Consequently, we recommend lenders “register” a builder using a “builder registration” or “builder registration application” form (builders applying for a credit line complete different documents) when processing a construction loan.

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In-House vs. Outsourced Construction Appraisals –What You Need to Know

When completing construction lending appraisals, banks and lending organizations must consistently ensure appraisers are engaged independently and not unduly influenced. Bottom line – the appraisal cannot be impacted by any undue bias.

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When to Say No – Deal-Breaking Warning Signs for Your Construction Projects

As a construction lender, you have many things to prioritize. Things can go wrong quickly, so to avoid being taken advantage of, we’ve compiled a short list of warning signs to consider when taking on a new construction investment.

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How To Protect Your Business During COVID-19

Cybercriminals are upping their game. Amidst the ongoing global pandemic, an immense number of people are working from home and are more digitally connected than ever.

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Navigating Construction Lending Risk During a Global Pandemic…and Beyond

As the old saying goes, with no risk, there’s no reward.

To be sure, commercial construction lending can be risky. Indeed, the sector isn’t easy in the best of times because of its complex, multi-faceted process, often peppered with overruns, delays, and missteps. Now half-way through Q4, amidst the lingering effects of COVID-19, most commercial construction lenders are reeling and needless to say, caution is recommended given the uncertain and unpredictable future.

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Five Reasons to Hire a National Draw Inspection Company

Most lenders use draw inspections as a best practice to validate construction progress before disbursement of funds. While many small banks use independent inspectors in conjunction with the draw process, larger financial institutions with broad portfolios can benefit from hiring a nationwide draw inspection company for a number of specific reasons.

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Why Property Site Inspections are More Important Than Ever

Even in the lingering pandemic, it’s clear lenders, builders, and field inspectors are showing great resiliency…..

Happy Labor Day 2020

Five (5) Surprising Facts You Probably Never Knew About Labor Day

For many, Labor Day signifies three things: a day off, the end of summer, and a large get-together full of hot dogs, barbeque, and watermelon (pre-COVID, of course).

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“Our New Normal” – Three Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Construction

With the onslaught of COVID-19, our worlds turned upside down in the span of a few months…

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