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M. Alviano, NC
It is very difficult to obtain a recreation loan in today’s uncertain economy. While banks are leery of lending to recreational properties they are interested in government guarantee loans.
Funding for golf courses, ski resort, conference centers, hotels and other income producing properties.
USDA CF program guarantees up to 90% of bank’s loan at a fixed or adjustable rate based on prime. Term is 30 to 40 years. If your project cannot be funded by USDA, you may want to consider using B&I or SBA, who also guarantees loans with owners cosigning the loan.Read More
The USDA guarantee loan program is complicated and confusing, but also can be flexible with different approaches. Our assignments are to complete a Feasibility Report to be shared with lenders, buyers or investors. This includes several visits to the projects and meetings with client, lender, nonprofit, attorney and introduction to USDA. After an informal meeting, an Application is submitted to USDA area office, and they review reports / application, then forward to state office. One can expect USDA to ask questions and most of their questions have been concerning the Bylaws, Community support or Feasibility Report.
Required reports are typically completed within two months including:
Spear Consultants, Ltd is a golf-consulting firm assisting clients and prospects through the complex process of financing and refinancing golf projects. With over forty-five years experience, and five hundred projects in the golf industry, our independent reports are customized to client needs and based on relevant market facts, informed judgment and common sense. Our firm’s primary report is a Feasibility Report to determine if it is feasible to finance a golf course in a given area and by what means: conventional, private, or public funding.
Spear Consultants’ Feasibility Reports details how the proposed project will be funded and if future projections are capable of supporting debt. This report identifies the profitable opportunities and known facts of a given project. Our assignment and resulting report goes beyond the study of demographics and financial projections because we “customize” our report to meet client needs.
Feasibility Report determines and addresses:
The Cost of Services for the full Feasibility Report can vary depending on research information available by client and is completed over several weeks. Some clients know exactly what they need and appreciate Spear Consultants offering and costs associated. However, in the current economic climate and uncertain future other prospects need to first get a practical understanding of what a Spear Feasibility Report will deliver to them and if a funding source is realistic without the commitment of tens of thousands of dollars. In this situation Spear Consultants offers our expertise through a “Visitation and Review” assignment.Read More