What is the Definition of Commercial Loan?

Commercial Loan


Definition: A commercial loan is a loan between a business and a bank to fund capital expenditures and/or operating costs. Commercial loans come in two forms - owner-occupied mortgages and investment mortgages. If the property's sponsor(s) use over 50 percent of the building's useable square footage, the commercial loan is said to be a owner-occupied commercial loan. Otherwise the commercial loan is considered to be an investment mortgage. To be considered a commercial loan the property being funded must be zoned commercial and not residential.

Additional Info

Listed below are a few resources that may be beneficial in your understanding of commercial loans and how they work.

How To Get A Commercial Loan

For information on how to qualify for a commercial loan please visit our 5 steps to get a commercial loan article. For other questions in the requirements of getting a commercial loan, you may also visit our faqs page, or send us a message through our contact form

What Are the Commercial Loan Rates?

For current commercial mortgage rates you can visit our commercial loan rates page or our apartment loan rates page if the property is multifamily. 

What Are the Types of Commercial Loans?

The types of commercial loans available are listed as follows:

What Type of Loan Do I Qualify For?

To find out what type of loan you may qualify for, you may visit our loan finder tool

How do I Apply for a Commercial Loan?

To apply for a commercial loan, simply fill out our free quote request. You may also use our free commercial loan forms during the process to help expedite your loan application.

Pages that Mention Commercial Loan

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Lending partners - Affiliates and Referrals - Learn more about partnering with Commercial Loan Direct

Commercial Loan Calculators

Here are some commercial loan calculators to help make educated decisions in the commercial lending process including monthly payment, refinance, and prepayment calculators.

Commercial Loan Direct - Affilitate Program Agreement and Conditions

Commercial Loan Interest Rates Notifications

Get notified when commercial loan rates change. We currently support push, email, and text notifications. Be the first to know when the rates change.

Affiliates and Referrals - professionals - working with Commercial Loan Direct

business professionals, CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, etc. can affiliate with Commercial Loan Direct to earn fee income by referring commercial real estate transactions.

Commercial Loans - Commercial Mortgage Options

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Women Commercial Loans

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Commercial Loan Direct - Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Loan Direct - Frequently Asked Questions

5 Reasons Your Commercial Mortgage Rate Could Go Up Before Closing

For both new and experienced investors, the commercial loan diligence and closing process can be stressful, and the last thing any borrower wants to think about is their interest rate increasing between submitting their loan application and closing. However, there are several factors that can lead to an interest rate change before the loan closes, which can not only affect investor returns, but potentially down payments if the change is drastic enough. The 5 most common reasons an interest rate increase can happen are the following:

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