Posts tagged SBA 7(a) Equity Requirements
Can SBA Loans Be Used for Real Estate Investment?

SBA loans cannot be used for businesses in which the primary source of income is real estate investment. In fact, SBA loans can only fund real estate that is owner-occupied, and will be used primarily by the business that is taking out the loan. However, in most cases, a business only needs to occupy 51% of the property it has purchased.

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New SBA Loan Rules Make It Easier for Borrowers to Acquire Businesses

On January 1st, 2018, the SBA enacted a series of new rules making it easier for individuals to use SBA 7(a) loans to purchase a business. Specifically, the SBA modified its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including SOP 50 10 5(J), which reduces equity requirements for business acquisitions and makes it easier for for borrowers to get funding for franchises.

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