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Commercial Property Loan – Singapore Mortgages For Your Business

Commercial property can be a little more interesting than residential property if you are looking for an investment property.

Generally, commercial property have a higher yield than a residential property.

And because tenants will be businesses rather than families, it can be a lot of fun talking and negotiating with business owners too.

You can buy commercial property as an individual or by using your company. You can even buy residential property using your company.

However, if you are using your company to purchase residential real estate, you could be subject to more hassle, more required paperwork, and a lengthier processing time.

For companies, documents required for purchase will include:

  • Profit and loss statements
  • Audited or management accounts
  • Operating bank statements
  • Directors’ income tax statements
  • etc

These are not relevant to documents required for residential properties.

Some of the key figures to look out for on the company statements and documents include

  • Profit
  • Positive cash flow
  • Positive networth
  • Consistent monthly collections
  • Healthy running balances in bank statements
  • Committed paid up capital
  • etc

A huge portion of commercial and industrial properties are owned by the businesses that operate in them.

When your business is stable, it makes full logical sense to buy a place rather than rent one.

This is because mortgage monthly payments will very likely be lower than rental and you get to own the place as well.

Owning it will also mean that you will reap the rewards of capital gains on the appreciation of value.

A common shrewd business move is to purchase a 2 storey commercial property, lease out 1 level to a tenant and keep another level for own use.

You will be able to offset the mortgage payments with rental and get to use your commercial property sufficiently for your company as well.

When your company grows too big to accommodate with 1 level, simply take over the other level on rental when the tenancy agreement expires.

A client of ours actually bought a whole freehold 3 storey shophouse. And later build up 8 storeys at the back compound. This increased the property value to almost 4 times the original purchase price.

And all these was funded with commercial loans. The whole process took about 3 years. Not a bad investment.

For a new buyer of commercial or industrial property, the loan to value eligible can be a little confusing.

This is made even more confusing when you take into account the various cooling measures that were implemented to stop demand from spiraling out of control.

LTV rules for commercial and industrial property are very different than those for residential property.

There is also more criteria to consider and options to decide on.

The commercial property class alone can mean a big difference to the options available to you. Even the authorities that you have to deal with can be different from purchasing a residential property.

Mortgage rates for commercial property are often deviated rates due to the competitive nature of the industry.

This means that even though a banker might show you their public published interest rates for commercial mortgage, there is a high possibility that you would get a discount as long as you ask for it.

Do contact us using our contact form if you need a quick review of the loan to value you can qualify for.

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