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Permanent Financing for Acquisition of 12-Unit Multifamily Property; Los Angeles, CA

Rate: 4.34%
Term: 5 Years Fixed
Amortization: 30 Years
Prepayment Penalty: None
Reserve Account: None
Deposits Required: None

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners arranged $2,250,000 in permanent financing for the acquisition of a stabilized 12-unit multifamily property in Los Angeles, California. The Sponsor acquired the Property as interest rates were soaring and as the environment was changing drastically with the Fed raising rates. GSP identified a Capital Provider who allowed an early rate lock, required no holdbacks of any kind, no deposits to be held at their branch, and provided an extremely flexible prepayment penalty structure. This allows the Sponsor plenty of options during the next 5 years at an aggressive rate.

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