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Short-term financing for office property repositioning and renovation

 

First National assists borrowers who are ready to enhance the value of their office properties through capital improvements.



 

This short-term financing option, usually two years or less, provides access to a property’s equity for capital improvements or repairs and eliminates the need to raise capital from personal sources or less flexible, higher-cost alternatives. The goal is usually to increase lease rates, secure longer leases and/or reduce operating expenses to drive up the value of the property and make it eligible for standard financing.

The borrower’s expertise, net worth, and liquidity, as well as the location and quality of the property are key considerations for this type of financing.

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The loan purpose is to refinance an existing mortgage and provide equity take out for capital improvements and construct a new multi-family property.

  • $3.5 Million
  • 12 units
  • Montreal, Quebec
• CMHC insured first mortgage loan
• 5 year term, 50 years amortization
• LTV: 63.59%

Purpose of the loan is to refinance an existing construction mortgage.

  • $1.6 Million
  • 8 units
  • Edmonton, Alberta
• CMHC insured first mortgage loan
• 10 year term, 50 years amortization
• LTV: 82.38%

The loan purpose is to refinance an existing construction mortgage.

  • $12.4 Million
  • 24 units
  • Campbell River, British Columbia
  • CMHC insured MLI Select - 100 Points (Energy Efficiency) first mortgage loan
  • 10 year term, 50 years amortization
  • LTV: 68.47%

To refinance an existing construction mortgage.

  • $15.4 Million
  • 60 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 10 year term, 50 years amortization
  • LTV: 87%

To refinance an existing mortgage and pay down another existing credit facility secured by multiple assets.

  • $7.4 Million
  • 30 units
  • Iqualit, Nunavut
  • CMHC first mortgage loan
  • 5 year term,
  • 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%
  • DSC: 1.91x

To refinance an existing mortgage and provide equity take out for capital improvements.

  • $ 5 Million
  • 14 units
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 year term,
  • 50 years amortization
  • LTV: 80.65%
  • DSC: 1.37x

To provide financing to purchase a low-rise multi-family building.

  • $10.4 Million
  • 96 units
  • Miramichi, New Brunswick
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 year term,
  • 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 95%
  • DSC: 1.10x

To refinance the property.

  • $5.1 Million
  • 17,488 sq. ft.
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Conventional first mortgage
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 66%

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Standard Financing

First National’s standard financing programs are favoured by borrowers who look to acquire a new property or refinance an existing building. Loan terms typically range from three to five years, have a fixed interest rate, and are closed to prepayment for the term’s duration. 

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Bridge financing

First National’s bridge loan terms usually range from three months to three years, include floating interest rates and allow some form of early prepayment. Borrowers choose this solution until standard financing is secured or while they contemplate a property sale, a change in ownership structure or enhance their tenant roster. 

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Secondary financing

A First National second mortgage enables borrowers to access property equity and use it to purchase another asset or renovate/repair their existing property.

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Construction financing

A First National construction loan provides funds to cover the cost of building or rehabilitating a property with terms typically of three years or less.

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