Under the Small Business Jobs Act, SBA implemented a temporary 504 Refinancing Program, which will last until September 27, 2012 allowing small businesses to refinance eligible fixed assets in the 504 program without requirement of an expansion, as is the case with typical 504 loans. This program provides small businesses the opportunity to lock in long-term, stable financing, as well as protect jobs.
Key program features:
•Temporary launch date: 2/17/2011-9/
•Borrowers can finance up to 90% of the current appraised property value, or 100% of the outstanding principal, whichever is lower, plus 504 eligible refinancing costs.
•SBA initially opened the program only to businesses with immediate need. Priority will be on those businesses potentially at risk because they face loan maturity or balloon payments before December 31, 2012. SBA has subsequently revisited the program parameters, and opened the program to businesses with later balloon payments or that can demonstrate need in other ways.
•The program is structured like SBA’s traditional 504 loan program.
•Applicants must demonstrate that their loans are current and that they have successfully made all required payments in the last year.
•A new independent appraisal is required for all projects.
•SBA will perform full and thorough underwriting on all refinancing applications
•Existing 504 projects are not eligible and cash out refinancing is not permitted.
For those of you wanting to purchase commercial real estate and wish to move your existing business into the space, SBA requires 10% down payment based on purchase price, 25 year terms, rates are between 5-6% fixed. SBA also allows the addition of working capital to be added to the 25 year term. Working capital can be used for:
General Business Expansion/Business Acquisition
Refinance Existing Business Debt
Purchase Business Equipment/Including Heavy Machinery
****Contact the professionals at AMAGF, for additional information at: 702-527-7777
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