Asset Management Weekly Update, October 4-10, 2020

BYJoey Wilson 12, OCT 2020


As the financial and real estate markets continue to experience upheaval due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that some GROUNDFLOOR investors may become more concerned than usual with the status of their investments. 

We recently published an extensive stress test analysis of our entire outstanding portfolio to understand what potential effects a coronavirus-related recession could have on our investors’ portfolios. While this analysis is useful to help inform our customers about how GROUNDFLOOR investments could respond to changing market conditions, we also feel it is important to share how our loans are actually performing in real time. 

To that end, as part of our continued efforts to be highly accountable to our investors and provide ongoing transparency, we are pleased to begin publishing weekly updates of loan repayments and asset management activities. This latest installment looks at activity from last week, October 4-10, 2020. You may view activity from the previous weeks by clicking the links below. 

September 27 - October 3, 2020
September 20-26, 2020
September 13-19, 2020
September 6-12, 2020
August 30 - September 5, 2020
August 23-29, 2020
August 16-22, 2020
August 9-15, 2020
August 2-8, 2020
July 26 - August 1, 2020
July 19-25, 2020
July 12-18, 2020
July 5-11, 2020
June 28 - July 4, 2020
June 21-27, 2020
June 14-20, 2020
June 7-13, 2020
May 31-June 6, 2020
May 24-30, 2020
May 17-23, 2020
May 10-16, 2020 

Principal and Interest Repaid Over The Past Four Weeks

First, let’s take a look at the total principal and interest repayments disbursed to investors over the past four weeks:

Total Principal and Interest Repaid Chart, 10.4-10

Total Principal and Interest Repaid Table, 10.4-10



Aggregated Performance Metrics

Next, let’s take a deeper dive into repayment activity over the past weeks to get a better picture of how our recently repaid loans have been performing. We examine the metrics of loans repaid within the last four weeks, loans repaid since the start of Q2 (which also coincides with the general onset of economic impacts in the U.S. of the COVID-19 pandemic), and loans repaid year to date. 

Aggregated Performance Metrics, 10.4-10

It’s important to underscore that this table showcases the performance of loans that were repaid during the delineated periods, not the performance of loans originated during these timeframes.

Last Week’s Repayments - October 4-10

This table presents loans that were repaid within the previous week (Sunday-Saturday), with details on the status, actual vs. expected term, actual vs. expected rate, and the exit valuation (sales price or appraised value at time of refinancing):


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*NOTE: Actual rate is not inclusive of any promotions. Individual repayments are dependent on how long your principal is active in a given loan.
**NOTE: The borrower did not disclose the source of repayment proceeds.

Key To Loan Status Column:
Current - loan remained current throughout the term and repaid with full principal (plus interest)
Default - loan was resolved while in default
Workout - a workout plan was put into effect and the loan was resolved under the terms of the workout agreement
REO - GROUNDFLOOR assumed title to the property (either through foreclosure or deed in lieu) and sold the property.

Links to the loan detail pages for the above loans:

158 Highland Ave
1012 19th Terr S
610 Broad Creek Dr
415 Brenda Dr

Special Situations Repaid Last Week

Next, we provide a weekly overview of special situation loans we resolved in the prior week.

Last week, a total of 4 loans were repaid. 1 of these loans proceeded according to schedule, repaying on time and in full with the contract interest rate. 3 loans last week were special situation loans, the details of which are below.

158 Highland Ave
 - Repaid Via Workout Agreement

The loan was in maturity default because the borrower failed to repay the loan at maturity. Initially the borrower wanted to refinance the loan and pay off GROUNDFLOOR but then the borrower decided to list the property on the market. The property was under contract multiple times but the sell contract fell through due to the pandemic. GROUNDFLOOR provided loan leniency in the form of a 90-day extension so the borrower could have enough time to sell the property. The loan was repaid via a property sale 30 days after the extension matured. 

1012 19th Terr S
 - Repaid Via Workout Agreement

The loan was in maturity default because the borrower failed to repay the loan at maturity. The borrower was in the process of refinancing the loan so he could pay off GROUNDFLOOR. The refinancing process took longer than expected due to COVID-19. GROUNDFLOOR provided loan leniency in the form of a 90-day extension. The borrower was still unable to find a lender to refinance the loan, so GROUNDFLOOR granted another 90-day extension, this time charging additional fees. During this time, the borrower was able to refinance the loan through another lender and pay off GROUNDFLOOR.

610 Broad Creek Dr
 - Repaid Out Of Default

The loan was in maturity default because the borrower failed to repay the loan at maturity. The borrower was in the process of refinancing the current loan but was not able to refinance due to an appraisal issue. The appraisal came back lower than expected and it was not sufficient to pay off the GROUNDFLOOR loan. GROUNDFLOOR had issued a Notice of Default to the borrower and engaged counsel to proceed with foreclosure. In the meantime, the borrower was still continuing to pursue refinancing through other lenders. Ultimately, GROUNDFLOOR’s attorney was able to work out a settlement with the borrower and their refinancing lender to pay off GROUNDFLOOR in full. 


Special Situations Activity Last Week

Finally, our asset management team moved forward with the following special situation loans last week (see link to each individual loan page for detailed history of updates). As a reminder, all performing loans are monitored for repayment status starting at 120 days prior to maturity. 

Loan Activity:

We entered into workout agreements on the following loans last week:

We did not proceed with foreclosure actions on any properties last week.


Real Estate Owned (REO) Activity:

We took possession of the following properties last week:

We did not go under contract to sell any properties last week.

We did not sell any real estate owned properties last week.