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Bridge financing for mixed-use properties

First National’s bridge loans are ideal for borrowers who have yet to secure standard financing or who need the time and flexibility to plot a better future for their mixed-use assets.


Our bridge loan terms typically range from three months to three years, include floating interest rates and allow some form of early prepayment. 

Borrowers choose this solution until standard financing is secured or while they contemplate a property sale, a change in ownership structure or enhance their tenant roster. 

Additionally, a bridge loan can be used opportunistically to execute an operational strategy to position the property more positively for standard financing.

Consistent cash flows, strong operational history and the borrower’s net worth and liquidity are key considerations for this type of financing. 

 

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Smart risk solutions in action for mixed-use

See how we’ve applied our financing products innovatively to help mixed-use borrowers achieve their goals with performance and value.

Provide financing for the property to complete the construction.

  • $27.2 Million
  • 95 units
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Insured 1st mortgage
  • 24 months term for construction, 5/10 thereafter, Interest only amortization during construction, 40 years thereafter
  • LTV: 93.79%"

Refinance with MLI Select

  • $5.2 Million
  • 25 units
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • CMHC Insured
  • 5 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 92.54%

Used to pay out the conventional construction financing from First National Financial LP with additional proceeds used towards the purchase and construction of multi-family developments

  • $10.3 Million
  • 40 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 84.2%

Refinance the existing debt registered against the property with a CMHC insured first mortgage

  • $2 Million
  • 6/12 units
  • Iqualit, Nunavut
  • CMHC first mortgage loan
  • 10 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

Loan used to facilitate the purchase of a mixed-use property

  • $25 million
  • 1,445,000 sq. ft.
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • First mortgage land financing
  • 36 months term
  • LTV: 64%

A new first mortgage used to payout the existing first and second mortgage registered on the property

  • $1 million
  • 18 units
  • Picton, Ontario
  • Conventional first mortgage loan
  • 3 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 55%

Refinancing an existing debt on a mixed-use mulit-family building

  • $2 million
  • 17 units
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • CMHC First Mortgage Loan
  • 5 years term, 35 years amortization
  • LTV: 84%

A new first mortgage used to refinance the existing first mortgage registered against the property

  • $5 million
  • 48 units
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • CMHC first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 65%

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CMHC Financing

First National’s insured financing programs are ideal for borrowers when they acquire a new mixed-used property or refinance.

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Standard Financing

First National’s standard financing programs are favoured by borrowers who look to acquire a new property or refinance an existing building. Loan terms typically range from three to five years, have a fixed interest rate, and are closed to prepayment for the term’s duration.

Learn More: Standard Financing

Asset repositioning

First National enables owners to access a property’s equity for a short term, typically two years or less, to fund capital improvements or repairs without the need to raise capital from personal sources or less flexible, higher-cost alternatives.

Learn More: Asset repositioning

Secondary financing

A First National second mortgage enables borrowers to access property equity and use it to purchase another asset or renovate/repair an existing property.

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Construction financing

A First National’s construction loan provides funds to cover the cost of building or rehabilitating a property with terms typically of three years or less.

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