One important aspect of any real estate project or purchase is the financing associated with the project or purchase. As a result, it is important for parties to a real estate transaction to understand real estate financing options and the real estate financing process. Parties should also be familiar with the legal requirements associated with a real estate transaction and the real estate documents they need.

Securing the best financing possible for a real estate project or purchase is an essential part of ensuring a successful transaction. There are a variety of components of the real estate financing process to understand including construction loans; leasehold financing; lines of credit; and permanent financing parties may wish to obtain to help them complete a successful transaction.

The different parties to a real estate project or purchase that may have interest in real estate financing options and transactions include institutional and private lenders; real estate developers; residential and commercial condominium developers and purchasers; grocery store owners and retail shopping center developers; and real estate investors and owners; and buyers of commercial or residential real estate.

All parties to a real estate transaction should ensure their documents are valid and binding and that they have met all the necessary legal requirements associated with their transaction. Lenders must ensure that they have a valid first mortgage and borrowers must ensure their investment is protected against potential problems with the title or unintentional defaults. Carefully drafted legal documents will help ensure the interests of the parties are protected.