A hard money loan can be a good option for a variety of reasons. For example, if you’re having trouble getting a loan from a bank with the terms you need, you need quick approvals and/or funding, you’re looking for tailored loan solutions, and/or you don’t want to bring in an equity partner.
Now, let’s talk about what you should know before looking for a hard money loan, and ways you can ensure a quick and easy loan process.Read full article (3 min read)
The Richmond market continues to recover from the impact of COVID-19. The area regained nearly 14,500 jobs since the third quarter, dropping the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent. However, compared to last year, employment levels are still low. Overall, the area has restored almost 60 percent of initial job losses due to the pandemic, and with the vaccine being more available, experts predict the recovery will accelerate throughout 2021.
Since March 2020, Philadelphia has lost 54,700 jobs, with 38.3 percent of them being in the leisure and hospitality sector. However, since April, 47,600 jobs have been added to the region’s economy. In the fourth quarter, unemployment rates remained high, reaching 14.1 percent. Unemployment in the office-occupying sectors decreased by 5.1 percent since February, outperforming the local economy.
In 2020, Washington D.C. registered 7.8 million square feet of gross leasing activity, 3 million square feet of new leasing activity, and 4.8 million square feet of renewals and extensions. Overall, leasing activity in the region was down approximately 20 percent as the area averaged nearly 10 million square feet of new leases in the prior 5 years. According to Cushman & Wakefield, Skadden Arps signed the largest private-sector lease, extending for a total of 263,693 square feet.