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» On Mortgage Metrics: Commercial
“Commercial mortgages $5 million and more
ended at the best levels with an average [loan-to-value ratio (LTV)] of 57 percent. Commercial
mortgages in the other two loan-amount
categories (i.e., $5 million and less) ended
at an average LTV of 59 percent.”
Illustration: Dennis Wunsch
Source: Scotsman Guide Loan Post
— Dan Yeh, Aug. 26
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With the change in the economy and in the real estate market came a change in how
mortgage borrowers viewed their brokers. Many borrowers no longer want a jack-of-all-trades. Rather, they want someone who’s an expert in a certain property or loan type — in
other words, they want someone with a niche. In the past few years, we’ve run numerous
articles on how to pick a niche and niches to consider in Scotsman Guide. Here are a few.
CHOOSE A NICHE
Niche-Pick Your Way to Success
By Jeff Rauth,
Commercial Finance Advisors Inc.
Pick Your Niche (November 2009)
By Ken Patterson, Small Business Capital
Choosing a Niche: 3 Steps (April 2010)
By Harlan A. Friedman,
Lightning Commercial Funding Inc.
MARKET YOUR NICHE
3 Steps to Mastering Multifamily
Marketing (May 2007)
By Courtney E. Cox,
Technology Credit Union
Create Business Through Specialization
By Craig Higdon, Excelsion Mortgage
How to Reach Distressed-Property
Owners (June 2010)
By Paul Trimakas, CWBlueprint.com
Church Financing: More than Just
Lending (December 2008)
By Ben Torchia, Strongtower Financial
Find Clients at the Carwash
By Robert Roman, RJR Enterprises
Medical Sector Offers Prescription for
Success (October 2009)
By Jonathan Hipp, Calkain Companies Inc.
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