Real Estate Blog

Tag: Financing

Man in a suit notarizing a document

Mortgagees Beware! – The Massachusetts Obsolete Mortgages Statute Revisited

03/18/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The recent Massachusetts Land Court decision in Ry-Co International, Ltd. v. VonIderstein, et al. is a salutary reminder to lenders... Read More »

Man in a suit holding documents reading "Title Insurance"

Lender’s Title Insurance Coverage Does Not Extend to Lender Liability Claims

08/23/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

The decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”)  in Deutsche Bank National Association v. First American Title Insurance Company,... Read More »

personal guaranty agreement with a black and gold pen on top

To Guaranty or Not to Guaranty?

07/16/2013   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Real estate professionals often ask themselves this question when negotiating terms of a loan. The pros know the script well: The... Read More »

solar panel park with blue cells on a green field and sunset in the background

7 Tips for Financing Solar Projects

05/14/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

As the warm weather approaches, we see the usual signs of spring which, in a good year, includes an increase... Read More »

country railroad crossing: a narrow gravel road crosses a set of railroad tracks in rural virginia.

EB-5: How Immigration is Driving the American Real Estate Recovery

04/11/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

When traditional sources of financing for real estate projects became more difficult to find in 2007 and 2008, some business... Read More »

a man with yellow construction hat looking through a Surveyor theodolite on tripod

Streamlining Property Surveys – A Look at the ALTA/ACSM Table A Requirements

01/09/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The property survey is typically a lead-time item in commercial real estate loans since it can often take several weeks... Read More »

a signature on a paper and a tip of a pen in the corner

Due Diligence – What commercial real estate lenders need to know when reviewing leases that affect their collateral

10/17/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

While larger lending institutions may have experience with sophisticated commercial real estate loan transactions, community or regional lenders often do... Read More »

calculator with the word loan written in wooden block letters

Negotiating the Scope of Non-recourse Carve-outs in Mortgage Loan Documents

08/29/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

While many commercial real estate loans are made without either partial or full payment guaranties, almost all institutional lenders will... Read More »

Green road sign with the words "Bankrupcty Questions? Next Exit" and clouds in the background.

Supreme Court Affirms Secured Creditors’ Right to Credit Bid

08/08/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

At the end of its most recent term, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the rights of secured creditors to... Read More »

laptop with hands typing and black wall with white envelopes on it

No writing? No problem. When a Purchase & Sale may be found enforceable

07/18/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

On May 22, 2012, a judge of the Middlesex Superior Court found that a buyer and seller intended to be... Read More »

brick building with many windows and sidewalk and trees out front

4 Lessons on Funding a Community Health Center with New Markets Tax Credits

03/27/2012   |   BY

The process of funding community health centers is often complicated and lengthy. Combining financing from a multiple sources, such as... Read More »