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504 Refinance program

Refinance Into a Low, Long-Term Fixed Rate

The 504 Refinance Program comes with two huge advantages:  One, it offers business owners a below-market, fixed interest rate loan.  You’ll enjoy a repayment period of up to 25 years with no balloon payment to worry about.  Second, a long-term fixed rate mortgage alleviates occupancy expense fluctuations.

Furthermore, when you utilize SBA 504 Refinancing, you have the option of tapping into your equity and obtaining cash for payment of many eligible business expenses.  These expenses can include items such as utilities, inventory and lines of credit.

Benefits of SBA 504 Refinancing

  • The small business owner’s equity in the collateral often fulfills the down payment requirement
  • Low, fixed interest rate on 504
  • Long loan term – up to 25 years
  • Access cash in the building for salaries, rent, inventory, utilities, payables, etc.
  • Payment stability
  • Protection from balloon payments
  • Up to $5 million for SBA portion of loan, no limit on overall project size
  • Keep your lender or allow us to match you with one of our lending partners


What Kind of Rate Can I Expect?

The interest rate is fixed for 20- or 25- years, much like the standard 504 Loan Program.  However, the effective rate will be slightly higher than standard 504 loans due to higher servicing fees.

expansion solutions

Purchase a Building

Construct a New Facility

Renovate Your Current Property

Purchase Heavy Machinery or Equipment

Refinance Commercial Mortgage Debt


Equipment Purchases
Building Acquisitions
Land Purchases
New Construction
Leasehold Improvements

– How the 504 Helps –

Long-term fixed rates
Predictable payments
No future balloons
Low down payments


Real Estate Loans
Lines of Credit
Consolidate Multiple Loans
Obtain Working Capital
Cash-Out Available

– How the 504 Helps –

Eliminates balloon payments
Fully amortized
Existing equity = down payment
Can provide a cash out option


New Builds w/ Sustainable Energy
Energy Efficient Upgrades
Energy Generating Equipment
Reduction of energy consumption by 10%
Increased use of sustainable design

– How the 504 Helps –

Removes $ limit on 504 portion
Borrowers can take multiple loans
Slashes the bank’s risk to 50%
Up to $5.5 million per project

How SBA 504 Refinance Loans are Structured

Case Study:  504 Debt Refinance – No Cash Out

A widget manufacturer is refinancing an existing $1.8 million commercial real estate loan.  The property appraises at $2 million.

Loan Structure:

Portion Amount
Bank 50% $1,000,000
Growth Corp 40% $800,000
Borrower 10% $200,000
Total 100% $2,000,000

NOTE:  The third-party (bank) loan must be equal to, or greater than, the SBA 504 debenture amount.  The SBA piece cannot exceed 40% of the appraised value.

504 Debt Refinance – Cash Out

A widget manufacturer is refinancing an existing $1 million commercial real estate loan and would like to get cash out of the building for eligible business expenses.  The property appraises at $2 million.

  • Appraised Value:  $2,000,000
  • Qualified CRE Debt:  $1,000,000
  • Eligible Business Expenses (Cash Out):  $400,000

Loan Structure:

  Portion Amount
Bank 35% $700,000
Growth Corp 35% $700,000
Borrower 30% $600,000
Total 100% $2,000,000

NOTE:  The loan-to-value does not exceed 85% and the cash out portion does not exceed 20% of the appraised value.

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We love our communities and believe small business is the foundation of their economic prosperity.  We will do all we can to support you and your business goals.  Start-ups to seasoned businesses and everything in between can benefit from working with Growth Corp.  Here’s why:

We Are An Industry Leader

We’re the #1 SBA 504 Lender in Chicago and Illinois.  Growth Corp also consistently ranks as one of the top ten SBA 504 Lenders nationwide.

In Business 30+ Years

We’ve assisted thousands of businesses spanning various industries.  In fact, our portfolio is currently in excess of $817 million.

Trusted by the U.S. SBA

SBA recognized Growth Corp as an Accredited Lender after a thorough review of its policies, procedures and prior performance.


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