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Articles about Government Loans


Commercial | December 2018 
Get the Lowdown on CDC 504 Financing
Constructing a building can be a huge financial undertaking for a small business, an undertaking that many business owners believe is out of their reach. If they realized this could be accomplished th...
By Kurt Chambliss, executive vice president, TMC Financing

Residential | October 2018 
A Manufactured-Housing Boom Could Be Coming
With an insufficient inventory of traditional stick-built homes available and as the resale market for these single-family houses continues to be robust, the nation could b...
By Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief information officer, American Financial Resources Inc.

Commercial | August 2018 
Financing Option Expands the Window of Opportunity
There’s a new financing tool available to commercial mortgage brokers and their small-business clients. It’s the 25-year U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan, which is designed for comm...
By Kurt Chilcott, president and CEO, CDC Small Business Finance

Commercial | April 2018 
Elevate Your Options
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been assisting small-business owners through its 504 loan program since 1980. Now, with the 504 program’s refinancing option made permanent, the opport...
By Barbara Morrison, founder and president, TMC Financing

Commercial | September 2017 
SBA Loans Enhance Your Value and Profits
Small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy as the biggest job creators and major drivers of thriving communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) developed the CDC/504 loan...
By Barbara Morrison, founder and president, TMC Financing

Commercial | August 2017 
SBA Loans Create Win-Win Deals
When you have an accepted offer on a commercial property, the next thing a mortgage broker should do is secure glitch-free financing that will help close the deal and streamline the process for the cl...
By Kurt Chilcott, president and CEO, CDC Small Business Finance

Residential | July 2017 
Managing the FHA Landscape
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan products have filled a void in the marketplace for decades by offering financing to qualified borrowers who cannot afford the large downpayments or don’t have...
By John Vella, chief revenue officer, Altisource Portfolio Solutions

Residential | July 2017 
Open the Door to Veterans
It’s an all too frequent occurrence: Veterans with a Federal Housing Administration or conventional loan, call looking to refinance to remove the private mortgage insurance from their loan. Perhaps ye...
By Shirley Mueller, senior mortgage originator, First Choice Loan Services Inc.

Commercial | July 2017 
Become an SBA Loan Superhero
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are a vital part of the U.S. economy. The nation’s 28 million small businesses account for 54 percent of all domestic sales, provide 55 percent of all jobs and have ...
By Shane Pierson, regional sales manager, First Bank SBA

Residential | June 2016 
HFAs Can Play a Bigger Role in Boosting Homeownership
At a GlanceHomebuyer education can be a life-changerStudies have shown that educating homebuyers about the homeownership process can help to bolster their credit scores and reduce the potential for fu...
By David Battany, executive vice president of capital markets, Guild Mortgage

Residential | June 2016 
Underwater Homeowners Are Still Looking for a Lifeline
At a glance Hardest Hit Fund overview The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) is a $9.6 billion financing poo...
By Pam Marron, loan originator, Innovative Mortgage Services Inc.

Residential | June 2016 
Home Loans on the Range
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for many would-be homebuyers is the downpayment. Despite having strong credit and an income that allows for regular payments, it can be difficult to save up enough ...
By Sean Cochran, director of recruiting, Neighborhood Loans Inc.

Residential | February 2016 
Find Your Groove With Government-Backed Loans
For the past several years, mortgage originators, as well as their clients, have enjoyed historically low interest rates. That environment is changing, however, with the Federal Reserve’s decision thi...
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

Commercial | August 2005 
Muni-Lease Financing 101
“Muni-leasing,” as in municipal leasing, is the generic term that refers to the business of leases and loans to state and local governments (i.e., states, cities, counties, school districts and othe...
By David J. Clamage, founder, Saulsbury Hill Financial LLC

Residential | January 2007 
Lessons Learned
Our industry seldom looks back. Its focus often is on the immediate challenges that lay before it — the deal on the table right now. But as the new year begins, a quick glance over the shoulder will...
By Richard Zahm, director, Covendium


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