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Commercial property finance is used for commercial property such as factories shops, offices or other industrial property. You could use a Commercial Property Loan or Commercial Business Loans Gold Coast to buy a new or existing commercial property, or to do any future development or renovation.

A commercial property loan is a mortgage where the property that is used as security is anything other than a residential property.

We have access to the products and expertise to help with any requirements. Our commercial mortgage products range from straightforward, to more highly leveraged and structured facilities, for circumstances such as:

  • Purchase or refinancing of commercial real estate, industrial and retail assets for either owner-occupiers or investors
  • Specialised solutions for SMSF borrowers
  • Specialised real estate assets such as pubs, hotels, motels, petrol stations, caravan parks, retirement villages and child care facilities
  • Structured facilities where the LVR required exceeds the current lending parameters and a structured solution is needed

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Deal with one person, for all your financial needs.

You’ll have one point of contact throughout the property finance process and beyond. So unlike the banks where you may be palmed off from one junior to another, at Go Mortgage with Mortgage Broker Business Gold Coast you deal with an experienced commercial property finance expert all the way. Then when you move into your new premises, you may need equipment finance, or need to do a fitout or perhaps IT system. Whatever your finance needs, the Go Mortgage service offering remains the same.

  • Commercial property finance from $50,000 to $5 million.
  • Access to financiers who will lend 70 – 80% of the purchase price.
  • To arrange 100% finance, we can top up the balance with the equity available in your existing residential or commercial properties.
  • Fixed or variable interest rates, interest only or principal & interest structures.
  • Terms from 5 to 30 years.
  • Arrange an approval in principle giving you the comfort knowing that your commercial property finance is conditionally approved. This allows you to confidently make an offer on aproperty or take the next step in reaching your goal.
  • Our commercial property finance experts will visit you, saving you time then do all the paper work from application to settlement.

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Whether you're an enterpreneur on the lookout for your business's new brick-and-mortar location or you're ready to add another property to your investment portfolio, our team of commercial loan outcome you're after.

5 TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LOAN

1. Specialised Commercial Lenders
First up, it’s important to know that whilst commercial loans may be less familiar to many people, there are actually a variety of loan options available from a range of specialised commercial lenders.
Mainstream lenders i.e. the Big 4 banks will tend to automatically move buyers of commercial property into their commercial lending products – this often means higher interest rates and more restrictive conditions than their regular residential lending.
However what many people don’t realise is that if they use a mortgage broker who understands commercial lending, they can often get access to second tier lenders which specialise in commercial lending.
9 out of 10 times these specialised lenders are more competitive. In fact we’ve seen some loans with the same or close to residential mortgage rates, and even with annual fees waived.

2. Lower Loan-To-Value Ratios on Commercial Loan = Larger Deposits
Whilst residential borrowers can borrow up to 90% (or even 95%) of the value of the property (LVR) - Commercial property loans are generally capped at 75-80% LVR. This means that you would generally either need a larger deposit or be able to access more equity.

3. Shorter Loan Terms
A typical residential property loan term is 30 years, whereas for commercial property it is generally between 15 to 20 years. The consequence of this is that borrowers will need to show a lender a greater capacity to repay, as the repayments will be higher as the principal will need to be paid down in a much shorter time frame, even if it is partly interest only. You need to show a stronger serviceability in regards to your pay slips, rental income on other properties and lease agreements, compared to the LVR you are planning to borrow and your other financial obligations.

4. Different Lease Terms
There is a variety of commercial lease terms and some leases can provide benefits and incentives that can enhance an applicant’s loan application, e.g. the length of lease and outgoings being paid by tenants.
Most residential leases last between 6 to 12 months. Commercial properties, on the other hand, are subject to longer term leases – ongoing 3+3 years or 5+5 years with options to extend for another 3 or 5 years. Tenants in commercial properties are also more likely to pay their own outgoings such as water, rates and land taxes. This can sometimes factor favourably into your loan application as it can evidence a greater ability to service the loan.

5. More Fees = More to Borrow
Commercial loans have higher valuation fees which usually need to be paid up front. Just like when you apply for a mortgage on a residential property, a lender will need to order a valuation when you apply for a commercial property loan. Whilst residential property valuations are generally done for free, most lenders will unfortunately pass on the cost of a commercial property valuation to you.
For commercial properties under $1 million, this can cost between $800 and $1,500. For properties over $1 million the fees will be higher and in addition professional valuers will typically charge you a much higher amount depending on the lender, location of property and type of property.
Depending also on yours and the vendor’s GST status, some sales of commercial property might attract an additional GST cost.
In summary, financing a commercial property isn’t much harder than applying for a regular mortgage, though keep in mind that:
• You will need to show a greater capacity to repay a commercial property loan given the shorter loan terms of between 15-20 years; and
• You will need a higher deposit/equity because you will generally only be able to borrow up to 70-80% of the value of the property.
• And of course, finding the right mortgage broker to give you more loan options can also make a very big difference.

Commercial Property Loans with Business Loan Broker

Thinking about buying a commercial property? Read our tips and learn about how commercial property loans work and what you can expect in commercial property interest rates.

Commercial vs. residential property

Long term eases

Commercial property leases usually run for longer periods than residential properties – several years rather than 6 to 12 months. This gives you greater certainty of rental income, plus rents tend to be reviewed annually. However, vacancy periods can be longer.

The impact of GST

Goods and services tax (GST) applies when you buy a commercial property, so allow an extra 10% on the property’s purchase price. As an investor, you can claim the GST back as an ‘input tax credit’ against GST charged on the property’s rent.

The lessee pays maintenance costs

Unlike residential property, the costs of maintenance, rates and repairs on a commercial property are paid by the lessee – not the landlord. This means more of the rent you receive goes towards your profit. However, be sure your commercial lease spells out who is responsible for the property’s ongoing expenses.

Some commercial properties serve a limited purpose

It can be harder to secure a lessee on a property that’s designed for a specific purpose. Opting for a property with multi-use appeal can help you attract a broader range of tenants.

Location is still key

As with any property investment, location plays a big role in the success of commercial property. Look for an area offering good transport links, a nearby pool of workers, and surrounding businesses that could offer support to lessees.

Could a commercial property deliver better rental returns?

Commercial property is usually regarded as a higher risk asset than residential property, and reflecting this, the rental return is usually higher. However, the decision between investing in residential or commercial property is a personal choice that will depend on the investor’s financial circumstances, goals and willingness to take on this higher risk investment.