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Refinanced hotel in Louisiana: Timing a Refi

July 27, 2022

We recently closed a loan for a refinanced hotel. Our Louisiana clients own a profitable, healthy hotel. They purchased it as less experienced buyers, relying on a seller note at the time. Now they were ready to refinance this seller note. They had developed their management resumes and built up their credit. So they approached Senior Associate Ryan Dumas for advice and support.

Ryan Dumas worked with the clients to determine if now was the best time for a refinanced hotel loan. He understood their goals and their business vision. The clients wanted to have a more traditional loan and they wanted to disentangle themselves from the seller. Ryan stated, “We successfully closed this refinanced hotel loan. Their new loan is secure and guaranteed. Now my clients have a bank as a lender and not somebody from the community. They no longer have a lender relationship with the seller; they are just neighbors and colleagues.”

Is Now the Time for a Refinanced Hotel?

• Is your current note maturing? We receive many loan inquiries when current mortgages are maturing. As a note matures, either the entire balance has to be paid off or the loan has to be somehow modified or extended. Maturing notes require negotiation. For many business owners, a pending note maturity is a great date to refinance.

Can you lower your mortgage payments or pay off your mortgage more quickly?  It is easy to determine if you can save money with a refinance. When we seek out loan offers from our network of lenders, they will provide the terms. These terms will dictate your monthly payments and how long it will take to pay off your loan. You can then determine what the best business decision is. There are closing costs associated with all loans. As a result, you will need to consider how long it will take for your lower payments to offset those costs.

• Are you looking to change your lender? Some clients are interested in developing a new business relationship with a prospective lender. Other clients, like our Louisiana ones, simply wanted to extricate themselves from a loan that felt a little too personal. This can be the case with private notes, especially ones that are held by family or community members.

Our GRP Capital team specializes in finding the right lender for each project. We save our clients time and money, as we research the best choices for their funding sources. Our experience allows our clients to find funding that is project-appropriate and will allow for sufficient cash flow. Whether you are looking to refinance or purchase, we would love to discuss your business plans with you. If you are considering becoming a first-time (or second or third time!) buyer, we can assist you.

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