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Unraveling the Maze of Commercial Real Estate Loans

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Unraveling the Maze of Commercial Real Estate Loans

The economy is good and much of the commercial real estate inventory has been absorbed. Lease rates are climbing and property values are increasing. The temptation is to renovate, develop, and purchase commercial real estate. And rightfully so. Significant wealth can be built in owning and developing commercial real estate in the current market.

Banks have become more aggressive and have money to lend for commercial real estate deals. Local community banks not only have a need to loan money, they ...

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iMark Realty Advisors Finds 9Round a Great Retail Space in Flower Mound

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iMark Realty Advisors Finds 9Round a Great Retail Space in Flower Mound

9Round is a new local workout venue that is opening in Founder’s Square at FM 3040 & FM 2499 behind Chick-Fil-A. They are running a great Pre-Opening Special in November for local residents. What a great gift for a spouse or yourself.9Round Special

9Round provides a quality full body workout with a trainer in a convenient 30 minute circuit format. According to Christy Williams ...

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Six Simple Steps to Success

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Six Simple Steps to Success

Buying & Leasing Commercial Real Estate

3/4 Acre Office - Retail Lot

The cost of owning or leasing commercial real estate is expensive. It may be the largest single cost of doing business, when you consider all expenses associated with operating and maintaining a facility.

Location and access are critical success factors for many businesses, like retailers. Cost and layout are the ...

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Big Frog Leaps into Marketplace of Highland Village

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Big Frog Store at Marketplace of Highland Village

Big Frog has taken a major leap forward and opened its doors at the Marketplace of Highland Village on Justin Road. Big Frog delivers full color digital printing to garments and custom t-shirts with new technology and a model of outstanding customer service.

Customers can virtually ...

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R&D Tax Credits – Your Business Product or Process May Qualify

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We are currently helping a dental services company obtain R&D Tax Credits for a software they developed. Our client developed this software initially for their use, but it works so well that they decided to market it to competitors. Your product, process, or software may qualify for R&D tax credits as well.

Although billions of dollars in research tax credits are generated each year, the credit still retains elements of complexity and misunderstanding. Companies often view the efforts of developing new ...

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Is Your Business Leaving Money on the Table?

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Increasing Cash Flow Through Your Business Real Estate

No one likes paying more taxes than they have to. Not taking tax deductions and credits is leaving money on the table. The Government is quite pleased to pick up or use your money interest free.

When you don’t accelerate depreciation of assets in the shortest period possible, you are leaving money on the table. This is cash you could be using in your business now or pay toward personal ...

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Financing Commercial Real Estate; SBA May Be the Way

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In the recent Great Recession, many in the industry joked about financing commercial real estate, “If it’s not SBA, there ain’t no way”. The economy and commercial real estate has improved, but it is still tough to finance or refinance commercial real estate with conventional banks. Banks remain under the microscope of the FDIC and the regulations on banks are complex, ever changing, and overbearing for many smaller banks.

Until recently, “Extend and Pretend” was the unwritten policy of many banks, ...

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Micro Strength; The Hope for Commercial Real Estate

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One factor helping to drive commercial building starts is the aging of America. As the Baby Boomer generation pushes the age demographic ever upward, more senior housing and nursing care facilities are needed. The result is an increase in construction starts for these two areas over last year, according to the Seniors Housing Construction Trends Report 2011.

According to David Schless, president of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), it is an important but modest amount of new construction. “Until the capital markets ...

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Office Demand with the Growing Mobile Workforce

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Not long ago, a commercial real estate investor told me that he was not interested in office building investments because the world is going virtual.  In essence, that everyone would be working from home, Starbucks, or wherever they happened to be with their mobile devices and that the conventional office building would become obsolete.

Certainly, smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops have ...

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Let’s Talk about Time

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Time Management, that is.  Wait, I know it’s boring, but hang with me.  Improvement here pays huge dividends.

None of us really manages time, just how we spend time.  Time is a gift and we should try to spend it wisely.  Even a small improvement here makes a huge difference in the bottom line of our businesses and, ultimately, the size of our paychecks.

If you do the math, we only have 1,800 to 1,900 hours of “Golden Time” during business hours ...

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