Build or buy the space and equipment you need to grow.

Building your business from the ground up or just making something great a little better? Small Business Administration 504 loans provide financing from $25,000 to $5.5 million to help you buy, build, or renovate commercial real estate or purchase machinery and capital equipment for your small business. 

ELIGIBLE USES

Qualified borrowers can use Small Business Administration 504 loans to finance:

  • Buy, build or renovate commercial real estate
  • Purchase machinery or equipment
  • Debt refinance (for commercial estate & equipment)
  • Include professional fees & interim financing costs

REQUIREMENTS

You may qualify if you and your business meet the following criteria:

  • The business is for-profit
  • The business is located in the United States
  • The business is valued at less than $15 million and the business has an after tax profit of less than $5 million a year over the average of two years
  • The business owner will occupy 51% or more of commercial real estate that is being renovated or purchased
  • The business owner will occupy 60% or more of commercial real estate that is being built
  • Individuals that own 20% or more of the company are willing to act as personal guarantors
  • The business owner can meet the down payment requirements outlined below

Down payment requirements:

These commercial real estate and equipment loans are financed in part by a bank (up to 50% of the total loan), in part by Colorado Lending Source (up to 40% of the total loan) and in part by you, the business owner (10%, 15% or 20% depending on the type of business).

  • 10% for an existing business purchasing a multi-use property
  • 15% for start-up companies or special use property purchases
  • 20% for start-up companies in a special use property

RATES & FEES

Interest rates:

Interest rates for the Small Business Administration 504 loan program are set once-a-month with a bond sale. They are FIXED for the life of the loan and fully amortized.

September 2017 Rates:

  • SBA 504 20-year fixed interest rate = 4.635%
  • SBA 504 10-year fixed interest rate = 4.152%
  • SBA 504 Refinance 20-year fixed interest rate = 4.676%
  • SBA 504 Refinance 10-year fixed interest rate = 4.202%
  • View Historic 504 Rates

Fees:

There are generally four fees a small business borrower will pay for this loan:

  • A one-time origination fee of 2.15% of the SBA 504 portion of the loan
  • A one-time bank participation fee of 0.5% of the bank's loan amount
  • Attorney closing costs of $2,500
  • Recording and title costs (typically financed as part of the loan)

DEBT REFINANCE

Here's what you need to know:

  • Refinance commercial real estate loans that have been in place for a minimum of two years 
  • The borrower must be current on their loan payments for the last 12 months
  • 90% loan-to-value is allowed and SBA authorization expires after six months
  • Cash out can only be used for business operations incurred within 18 months and cannot be more than 25% of the total project with a loan to value of 85%. Renovations cannot be funded with the cash out, however repairs are eligible.
  • Debt refinance with business expansion may be eligible if the expansion costs exceed refinance costs by 2:1

Ready to learn more? Check out this recorded webinar or give us a call!

The Process

  1. Borrower goes to bank for a loan and lender recognizes if SBA 504 is a good fit and calls us to determine if the project is eligible.
  2. Once the loan is approved by the bank they send it to us so we can begin the underwriting process.
  3. When the loan package is complete and approved by our Loan Review Committee, we submit it to SBA.
  4. SBA APPROVES THE LOAN!
  5. The lender funds their loan (50% of the project).
  6. SBA funds their loan (40% of the project) and the interest rate is set.
  7. Our servicing team assists the borrower for the life of the loan.

Interested in learning more?

If you need help finding a banker to work with, check out the Small Business Administration website for a list of SBA lenders near you.

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