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Commercial Real Estate in 2018: Outlook
Thank you & Happy 2018!
Did the Fed get inflation wrong?
Where Tech is Taking Us
Annual Suit Drive

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Commercial Real Estate in 2018: Outlook

Posted by:  Joseph Morstad
2018-01-10 16:20:25

What will commercial real estate be like in 2018? According to Deloitte there are four priority areas in 2018 and the "real estate industry seems to be on an accelerating disruption curve highlighted by rapid changes in tenant dynamics, customer demographic shifts, and ever-in...[read more...]

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Thank you & Happy 2018!

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-12-29 11:27:36

BALBOA CRE  wants to wish you all the best for 2018! We hope that your recent holidays were fun, happy, and healthy! During this period of relaxation and reflection, we hope that you can look back on 2017 as another successful year. BALBOA CRE hopes that we were able to be par...[read more...]

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Did the Fed get inflation wrong?

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-09-06 14:43:47

A key Fed official just admitted the central bank got inflation wrong and so it may delay a hike The Federal Reserve appears ready to accept that its inflation assessments have been wrong, indicating an important shift in how it will approach rate hikes ahead. In a speech Tuesday, Fe...[read more...]

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Where Tech is Taking Us

Posted by:  Joseph Morstad
2017-08-04 09:36:13

A few highlights from the above video I found interesting: about $2 billion of venture capital pouring into real estate in 2017 "see a hugh opportunity in the real estate industry as technology becomes more prevalent and impactful" "the inefficiency in that market is rat...[read more...]

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Annual Suit Drive

Posted by:  CRE Team
2017-07-26 16:57:43


Fed Hikes Interest Rate

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-06-14 16:19:43

The Federal Reserve announced a quarter-point rate hike Wednesday as expected. The central bank last increased its benchmark rate in March. It now believes inflation will fall well short of its 2 percent target this year. The statement gave more detail on how it will unwind its $4.5...[read more...]

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Recap of ABA Lending Course

Posted by:  Joseph Morstad
2017-05-15 12:59:15

BALBOA has been steadily working behind the scenes to improve how we run our commercial real estate department.    The main factor to continuing the successful CRE loans we have done lately is built on a sound understanding of what good deals look like.   That focus that B...[read more...]

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Fed raises rates at March meeting

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-03-15 13:34:03

PART 1: Fed raises rates at March meeting For the second time in three months, the Federal Reserve increased its benchmark interest rate a quarter point amid rising confidence that the economy is poised for more robust growth. The move, widely anticipated by financial markets, takes the overni...[read more...]

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Commercial Real Estate Market Trends, Q4 2016

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-02-21 12:32:08

Commercial Real Estate Market Trends: Q4 2016 The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The...[read more...]

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How can we help?

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-01-25 12:50:54

Balboa wrapped up 2016 with a historic December for us. We closed our two largest loans ever!  And while that is/was exciting and motivating for us here we realize that we always have room to improve.  That's where you come in... How can we help you? close more loans wit...[read more...]

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Connect. Submit. Fund

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2017-01-19 10:20:44

Connect... We are successful when the brokers, agents, and Realtors we work with are successful. Submit... Start with a simple phone call or email. Submit your loan request today and you could have a Pre-Approval Letter for your client within 24-48 hours. Fund. Using a common sense approach to...[read more...]

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Merry Christmas

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-12-23 11:22:14

The Commercial Real Estate team here at Balboa would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  [read more...]

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Donald Trump Wins: America Changes Course

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-11-09 16:55:36

The election of Donald Trump represents the culmination of one of the most improbable paths to the United States presidency that could have been imagined. Many questions remain regarding the impact his presidency will have on commercial property markets. What is known? Mr. Trump will be the 45th ...[read more...]

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Here's to a great World Series!

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-10-25 14:26:36


Stop losing money!

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-10-13 16:06:03

You're losing out on your next commission check Avoid these common misconceptions about commercial real estate that prevent too many brokers, real estate agents, and Realtors® from earning more money.   It’s not my niche market - many marketing gurus advise their fo...[read more...]

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Commercial Real Estate Lending: 2016 CRE Facts to Know

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-22 15:35:19

Commercial Real Estate Lending: 2016 CRE Facts to Know   Commercial space is heavily concentrated in large buildings, but large buildings are a relatively small number of the overall stock of commercial buildings. The commercial real estate market is bifurcated, with the majority of ...[read more...]

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How Residential Brokers Can Profit in Commercial Real Estate Lending As of January 2015, according to the Federal Reserve, there were over $1.6 trillion in commercial real estate loans under assets held by commercial banks in the United States. [1]. Typically, about half of these funded loan...[read more...]

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Top 5 Commercial Bank in 2015

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 12:17:34

About San Diego's Best San Diegans share their "best" picks in the annual San Diego's Best U-T Readers Poll. In 2014, we asked readers to nominate the best in 176 categories - from Best Brunch to Best Beach, from Best Movie Theatre to Best Museum, from Best Camera Store to Best ...[read more...]

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Commercial Real Estate Lending Services

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 12:13:15

Balboa Thrift and Loan has provided a personalized approach to commercial real estate portfolio lending in Southern California for more than 30 years. The combination of competitive rates and personable, local service creates an ideal commercial real estate loan process. We are able to meet clien...[read more...]

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CRE Info: Economic Growth Booming in South County

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 12:11:42

SAN DIEGO—South County is outpacing the rest of San Diego County and the rest of the nation in terms of economic growth, said South County Economic Development Council’s president and CEO Cindy Gompper-Graves during the council’s 25th Annual Economic S...[read more...]

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The Federal Reserve said it would raise its benchmark interest rate from near zero for the first time since December 2008, and emphasized it will likely lift it gradually thereafter in a test of the economy’s capacity to stand on its own with less support from super-easy monetary policy. ...[read more...]

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4 Key Aspects to Your Marketing Plan

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 12:08:30

After winning a new listing, the first step in any CRE marketing plan is to build a commercial real estate marketing package. But if you go on Loopnet or pull up some random marketing email blasts, it’s amazing what some brokers try to get away with. Most commercial real estate ...[read more...]

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"Final 4" Reasons Brokers Profit with Balboa Thrift and Loan

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 11:58:02

"Final 4" Reasons Brokers Profit with Us March Madness is an awesome time for sports fans! We get to enjoy countless moments of athletic talent, tremendous school spirit, and those always inspiring “Cinderella stories” that captivate the country each year. In our o...[read more...]

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Broker Spotlight - Rob Brodt

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 11:54:15

Our team at Balboa Thrift and Loan appreciates the brokers we work with all throughout San Diego County. We are proud to work alongside such successful and proactive community members like Rob Brodt.  Q & A with Rob Brodt 1) Rob, describe your job in 1-2 sente...[read more...]

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Seaport Village Redevelopment

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 11:52:47

"Seaport Village, the quaint 36-year-old specialty shopping center on the downtown waterfront, would get a radical makeover under six different concepts that will be unveiled to the public Monday. At the request of the San Diego Unified Port District, which controls the tidelands property, t...[read more...]

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Commercial Real Estate Lending FAQs

Posted by:  Admin
2016-09-08 11:50:38

What are Balboa Thrift and Loan commercial real estate loans used for? A Balboa Thrift and Loan commercial real estate loan lets you purchase or refinance an owner-occupied business property or expand or remodel an existing facility. If you own property free and clear, you can also use a commerci...[read more...]

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Brexit and Commercial Real Estate in San Diego

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-09-08 11:48:58

With last week's vote in Britain to leave the European Union (EU) there has been a widespread impact on global economies. The US stock market took a dive on initial fearful reactions to the Brexit vote. However, as overall Brexit worries ease, US stocks have come back higher along with global ma...[read more...]

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2016-03-17 14:47:41


Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2015-11-25 09:58:41

All of us here at Balboa Thrift and Loan would like to extend a warm, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving to you this year! [read more...]

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

Posted by:  Jim Morstad
2015-09-17 12:25:10

Investors will have at least one more month to worry about whether the Federal Reserve is raising rates.  In the face of jittery financial markets and a global slowdown, the Fed blinked and held its key federal funds rate unchanged. September was supposed to be the month the U.S. central b...[read more...]

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