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

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.

Website owners and webmasters affiliate program - Commercial Loan Direct

Affiliates and referrals for webmasters and website owners program by Commercial Loan Direct - join one of the best paid programs on the internet

NOI Calculator Commercial Loans

NOI is the annual income generated by a property after taking into account all income collected from operations, and deducting all expenses incurred from operations. Use our calculator toy calculate your Net Operating Income.

Conventional Mortgage Loans - Apartments & Commercial Real Estate Lending

Description: Conventional commercial loans for apartments and commercial real estate properties offered nationwide.

Commercial Loan Interest Rates Graphs & Trends

Use our commercial loan rates graphs to see how the key markey interest rates are trending.

Office Commercial Loans - Office Building Financing

We provide office commercial loans at low rates. Office commercial loans include conventional, CMBS, insurance, USDA, bridge, construction, and SBS commercial loans.

Commercial Loan Direct - Getting Started - Apply for a commercial loan, apartment loan or multifamily mortgage

Apply for a commercial loan, apartment loan & multifamily mortgage. Lowest fixed rates available. No points and low closing fees. Apartment financing simplified.

Types of Commercial Loans

Learn about the different types of commercial loans and real estate lending programs offered by CLD with our loan finder. CLD provides Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS, Conventional, Insurance, USDA, SBA, Bridge, and Construction Loans.

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.

Cmbs Commercial Loans

Cmbs Commercial Loans News Posts

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