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Bridge Loan

A loan for a short-term period, usually two weeks to three years, until long-term financing can be arranged or an obligation is removed. Interest rates are relatively high, often 12-15%. Bridge loans are used to satisfy working capital needs; for example, if a company is arranging for an IPO or a bond issue in the coming months, but needs capital before then, it may take out a bridge loan. In doing so, it will plan to pay back the bridge loan with the money raised in the longer-term financing.

bridge loan

A short-term loan that is taken out until permanent financing can be arranged. Also called swing loan.

bridge loan

A short-term loan intended to bridge the gap between other transactions. (1) Temporary financing obtained at the end of a construction loan period but before permanent financing can be arranged. (2) A loan obtained by a home buyer when the equity from an existing home is necessary to provide the down payment for a new home,but the buyer has been unable to sell his or her old home as of that time (frequently offered by employers who transfer employees to new cities).

Bridge Loan

A short-term loan,usually from a bank,that “bridges”the period between the closing of a home purchase and the closing of a home sale.

To qualify for a bridge loan, the borrower must have a contract to sell the existing house. This is the same as a “swing loan.” See Housing Investment/Buying the Next Home Before the Existing One
Is Sold.

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As the home purchase market continues to heat up in many US markets, repeat buyers are increasingly looking to a bridge loan as a way to manage the logistics and costs of buying a home before selling their current one.
Bridge loans drive our permanent business and in many cases we offer these loans because we want to strengthen a relationship with that client.
AGEA raised $4 million in bridge financing in 2000, but when the market went south, the terms of the bridge loan gave its providers extremely attractive terms for taking a stake in the company.
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BRIDGE LOANS IN MERGER AND ACQUISITION TRANSACTIONS
The availability and accessibility of bridge loans for healthcare and multifamily properties is vital for owners, property operators and intermediaries who need interim financing as they plan for a lengthier period of time," said Germano.
Trevian Capital, a direct special-situations lender that provides flexible and reliable short-term bridge loans for commercial real estate opportunities nationwide, said it has funded four first-mortgage bridge loans in four states, totaling USD36,950,000 in recent weeks.
Capmark") announced that in connection with its previously reported discussions with the lenders under its senior credit facility and bridge loan agreement regarding possible modifications of those agreements, Capmark has agreed with certain of the lenders under its $833 million bridge loan agreement to extend the March 23, 2009 maturity date of more than 90% of the aggregate principal amount of the bridge loan until March 24, 2009.
A $10 million bridge loan collateralized by a multifamily building on East 64th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
For the month of September, Greystone Servicing Corporation had one of its most impressive monthly bridge loan totals, driven by closings in California, Nevada, and North Carolina, and particularly targeted in the area of skilled nursing facilities.
The company specializes in factoring, account receivables lines of credit and other innovative lending options such as bridge loans on real estate.
have formed an exclusive lending program offering short-term bridge loans to the commercial real estate industry.