Small Business Administration Archive

If You’re In a Hurricane-Hit Area, the Federal Government Might Have a Job for You

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for damage verifiers in the parts of Texas and Florida that were hit by hurricanes. Damage verifiers are people who use their knowledge about real estate to give the agency their assessment...

Sec. 504 Refi Program Could Be Lifeline

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the flood of information we try to process on a daily basis, it’s easy to miss something that can be genuinely useful. If you work with commercial property owners, you might...

Equity Drop Is Double Hit for Business Owners

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The pressure on home equity has been tough on everybody since the downturn but one segment of the population that’s been especially hard hit is the small business owner. Thanks to tight...
September 23, 2011

The $30B Small Business Loan Law in Perspective

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine President Obama signed into law a $30 billion loan find for small business. The law also provides $12 billion in tax breaks and tries to improve existing loans to small businesses that...
September 30, 2010

Brokerages Get Financing Help

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Much of what NAR gets involved in at the federal level is high-profile, like protecting the mortgage interest deduction, but the association on a daily basis is involved in initiatives that fly...
July 28, 2009