inn financing

When a prospective inn buyer asks: “Where do I start?”

NO, YOU DON’T HAVE TO JUST DIVE IN! Your first step? To work with an experienced inn broker! We’ll discuss your financial situation, your professional and educational background and what experience you have, indirect or direct, that would lend itself to succeed in this business. You’ll discuss where your downpayment will come from, house sale, …

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What about buying an inn that USED to be in operation some years ago?

 The former inn – which is really just a house now without any business vs. an existing inn or going concern This is a question buyers ask me regularly. And the appeal understandable…the home likely already has the private ensuite baths you want, has the owner’s quarters, there wouldn’t be much in terms of renovations …

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Commercial Interest Rates…..up? down? up? down?

Interest rates for commercial hospitality loans remain historically low. However, we are seeing them on the rise. The most favorable recent rates we saw in January ranged from 4.35% to 4.75%. Today we are seeing 4.8% to 5.25% or higher. The better your credit, the better the cash flow of the property, the better chance …

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Allocation of Assets – Like a Hamburger???

Mt Gay rum, Bacardi light rum, a splash of cranberry, splash of OJ, splash of coconut water, lime juice. Light and tropical! So I used a cocktail for my analogy (because it’s more appealing in a photo than a burger), but the original article referenced a hamburger. The writer attended a presentation where the subject …

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Understanding the Financials

https://www.danamoos.com/understanding-the-financials.html One of the most important topics that buyers ask about is the financing of a hospitality property and how to qualify. And sometimes a buyer doesn’t know what to ask. I’ve gathered my most helpful blog posts on several topics and put them into a single web page on my website with links. Some …

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Going Concern Value – Inn Valuation

An inn or bed and breakfast is a hybrid. Yes, it is a business that operates within a piece of real estate on a piece of land. But it is a commercial business with a residential component. So how does an appraiser go about valuing this hybrid business? It’s not always easy for the buyer …

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2014 seems to be bringing a lot of activity!

With Acadia Cottages soon to settle, Ducktrap Motel around the bend, Inn on Carleton not too far behind and a classic coastal inn recently under agreement, 2014 is looking up for both buyers and sellers! These three I’ve named are all completely different types of lodging properties: near Acadia National Park, Acadia Cottages offers 11 …

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The importance of using a local lender well versed in hospitality…

Would you go to a cardiologist if you’re having problems with a swollen ankle? Or take your watch to be repaired by a seamstress?Then why would you go to a lender who doesn’t deal in the hospitality industry? A little dramatic, yeah, but you get my point! There are many reasons to speak with local lenders when …

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Pre-qualifying Commercial Buyers?

When we hear the question “have you pre-qualified your clients?” in a residential transaction it usually means that your buyer has been in touch with a lender, submitted their personal financial statement and received a “pre-qual” letter from the bank. This letter would state that based on the buyer’s financials and their job income, they …

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