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Would financing a deal like this be completely out of the question in today's market?

I'd like to purchase a free-standing auto lube and carwash business. The property itself has been appraised at just over 2 million, the revenue is about 950,000k and the cash flow is about 500,000k. The asking price is 2.5 million including about 750,000k in inventory and FF&E. I can put down about 10%, and the owner is willing to put in 10% - would it be crazy to think a bank or third party lender would finance this? I have 800 credit, no other debit other than my mortgage, and extensive operations experience. Thank you

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Biz2Credit LLC
New York County, NY


Since the deal involves property and assuming it has been in existence for more than 2 years, you can qualify for USd2 million under SBA 7 ( a) program.

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Apr 2, 2010
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I think you got a real shot at it. depends on the lender and their criteria. You are way better than some of the questions I see here where they have no money, no experience, no credit and no chance.. btw, it is also my understanding that credit scores mean less now than they did before (up to a certain point or DOWN to a certain point to be more correct.) It's all about equity and financials and what you have in those respects.

Apr 1, 2010
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Not out of the question, but you may have to work to get a deal like this financed. When was the property appraisal done? Time is of the essence, as commercial real estate is tanking, and financing is drying up.

Is there a mortgage currently in place on the property? What is the balance?

Apr 1, 2010