Alt-A Commercial Loans for Apartment Building

Interest Rates DROP As Market Volatility Increases

The recent stock market volatility has driven down the long term SWAP rates which most commercial loans are tied to (except SBA 7A loans which are tied to prime).  5 year fixed loans with longer 25 year amortizations can now be done for under 5%!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on conventional loans.

These are conventional loans for investor properties like a shopping center, office complex, etc. Also, Multi-family rates have shot lower as well with most rates solidly in the 4’s now. For Owner Occupied buildings where the property owner’s business is occupying 51% of the building, the 504 Loan is particularly attractive right now! BUT THESE RATES COULD SHOOT BACK UP IF THE STOCKS STABILIZE-SO YOU SHOULD CALL ME TODAY!!!!  at 941-677-0456.


Especially hot is the 504 Refinance program. The program allows small businesses that own their properties to refinance with low fixed rates in the 4’s and 5’s and pull cash out up to 85-90% for business purposes. The true benefit will be in the amortization that will amortize these loans over a 20-23 year blended term!


Let me give you an example. John bought the property his business is in 10 years ago for $800,000. At the time, he put down 25% and took out a $600,000 loan at 5.5% with a 20 year amortization from a local bank. His current payment is $4127 a month. After 10 years he still owes $450,000. His business has done well but even though his sales have stayed up, he is netting less than before as inflation and competition have eaten at his profits. Over the years, he had to borrow on various loans and credit cards to purchase business assets or meet cash flow needs. Let’s say he owes $100,000 on various lines and cards and his payments on these various lines are roughly $2000 a month. John’s debt looks like this 

$450,000 mortgage loan

$100,000 business debt

$550,000 total debt. And his payments on that debt equal $6,127.


Today, his building has appreciated and is worth $1,000,000. The 504 Refinance allows cash out up to 25% of the value of the building for business debt and even upcoming debts for the next 18 months like unpaid payables, payroll, etc. We could refinance him and have it look like this:

$450,000 Mortgage payoff

+$100,000 business debt

+$150,000 working capital, cash for business use

$700,000 new mortgage. 


 This debt would be a $400,000 first and a $300,000 second from the SBA. The blended rate on the two loans would be roughly 5.1% and the blended amortization would be 23 years.  


HIS NEW PAYMENT FOR THE 504 REFINANCE OF BOTH THE FIRST AND THE SECOND WILL ONLY BE $4312! Not only would he save almost $2000 a month-a huge savings for a small business, he would get $150,000 in cash to use for his business-essentially free of payments! WOW! 


There is not enough space in this column to share all the nuances of the program and refinances of just mortgage debt and closing costs can go all the way up to 90%!  EVEN ON HOTELS AND SPECIAL USE PROPERTIES! A very hot program. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW OWNS A BUSINESS AND THE BUILDING THE BUSINESS IS IN, GIVE US A CALL AT 941-677-0456 TO SEE IF THIS FINANCING PROGRAM WORKS FOR YOU. Usually within just a few minutes I can determine the savings and the potential benefit. It costs nothing to have me pre-qualify so give me a call today at 941-677-0456. Talk to you soon!


Richard G. Geib

Manatee Mortgage Consultants


p.s. The CURRENT DIP IN INTEREST RATES MAY NOT LAST LONG.  It is a GREAT opportunity to capitalize on a unique market event and consolidate or purchase.  CALL ME TODAY TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY AND TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE at 941-677-0456! CALL TODAY!
Richard Geib - Florida Commercial Real Estate Loan Consultant
Richard G. Geib – President
Manatee Mortgage Consultants
Tampa Bay, Florida
Call/Text: 941-677-0456

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