SBA 504 Loans
The SBA 504 Loan Program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing of up to
$5 million for major fixed assets that promote business growth and job creation.
Contact your preferred bank for a loan. If the lender recognizes that an SBA 504
loan is a good fit, they will contact SCKEDD to determine if the project is eligible.
Once the loan is approved by the bank, the bank sends the loan to SCKEDD so
we can begin the underwriting process.
When the loan package is complete and approved by our Loan Review Committee,
we submit it to SBA.
If SBA approves the loan, our team assists you, the borrower, for the life of the loan.
SBA 504 loan advantages
Low down payments
SBA 504 loans provide an opportunity for a smaller down payment. This allows your business to conserve working capital for growth. You can expect to put down 10% to 20% of the project on average. The balance is often financed in part by a bank, up to 50% of the total loan, and in part by SCKEDD, up to 30 to 40% of the total loan.
Interest Rates Below Conventional Loan Rates
The SBA 504 loan has low-interest rates that vary based on market forces. The actual interest rate that the borrower will pay is calculated based on the debenture rate for the month the loan is funded. SBA 504 loans are funded by monthly bond (debenture) sales to investors on Wall Street.
Fixed Interest Rates
Fixed interest rates help with budgeting. The SBA 504 loan program offers a fixed rate for 10 to 25 years on real estate and long-term equipment, based on the useful life of the equipment.
Qualified borrowers can use SBA 504 loans to
Buy, build, or renovate commercial real estate
Purchase machinery or equipment
Refinance debt for commercial estate and equipment
What are the requirements for an SBA 504 loan? You may qualify if you and your business meet the following criteria
The business is for-profit
The business is in the state of Kansas
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 an 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 the commercial real estate that is being built
Individuals who own 20% or more of the business are willing to act as personal guarantors
The business owner can meet the down payment requirements
RATES AND FEES
Interest rates for the Small Business Administration 504 loan program are set one time per month with a bond sale. They are FIXED for the life of the loan and fully amortized.
There are generally four fees a small business borrower will pay for an SBA 504 loan
A one-time origination fee of 2.65% 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