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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Credit Agreement
On June 18, 2014, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Bank”). On May 31, 2022, the Company executed an amended and restated Credit Agreement to extend the maturity date of the Credit Agreement to August 1, 2022, and which included substantially the same terms and conditions as the original credit facility. On July 28, 2022, the Company entered into the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement to adjust the maturity date of the Credit Agreement to June 1, 2025, with principally the same terms and conditions as the extension signed in May 2022. On September 25, 2023, the Company executed the First Amendment to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which provides for a $10 million line of credit and a maturity date of June 1, 2024 (“Credit Facility”).
The Company may borrow, repay and reborrow amounts under the Credit Facility until its maturity date, at which time all amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility must be repaid in full. Borrowings under the Credit Facility are available for general corporate purposes and working capital. The Credit Facility includes a $3.0 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit of which $1,050,000 was utilized at September 30, 2023. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will bear interest at the Daily Simple SOFR rate plus a spread of 175 basis points. In connection with the amendments to the Credit Agreement, the Company paid bank fees and other expenses, which are being amortized over the remaining term of the Credit Agreement. The Company pays a commitment fee of up to 0.5% per annum, payable quarterly, based on the amount of unutilized commitments under the Credit Facility. The amortization and commitment fees are included in interest expense in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations and were $50,000 and $94,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and $101,000 and $141,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. As of September 30, 2023, there were no amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement.
The Credit Facility contains customary covenants, including financial covenants, financial reporting requirements and events of default. Financial covenants require the Company, on a combined basis with its guarantors, to maintain total liquidity including cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities, held for sale of $100 million and an average daily cash balance of $35 million with the Bank, on a combined basis with all the guarantors, calculated as of the end of the month. The Credit Facility is secured by substantially all assets of the Company, including pledges of 100% of the stock or other equity interest of each subsidiary except for the capital stock of a controlled foreign corporation (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code), in which case no such pledge is required. As of September 30, 2023, the Company was in compliance with all financial and non-financial covenants and has not experienced any limitation in its operations as a result of the covenants. Our ability to borrow under our Credit Facility is limited by our ability to comply with its covenants or obtain necessary waivers.
Strategic Alliance
The Company, in connection with the Strategic Alliance with MTRCC, has agreed to provide loan opportunities that may be funded through MTRCC’s DUS agreement with Fannie Mae. MTRCC's agreement with Fannie Mae requires MTRCC to guarantee a portion of each funded loan. On a loan-by-loan basis, the Company, at its option, can indemnify a portion of MTRCC’s guarantee obligation of loan opportunities presented to and closed by MTRCC. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has agreed to a maximum aggregate guarantee obligation of $138.5 million relating to loans with an unpaid balance of $831.2 million. The Company would be liable for its maximum aggregate guarantee obligation only if all of the loans for which it is providing a guarantee to MTRCC were to default and all of the collateral underlying these loans
were determined to be without value at the time of settlement. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company has recorded an allowance for loss-sharing obligations of $778,000 and $275,000, respectively, and pledged $180,000 and $16,000, respectively, in a restricted bank account in support of the guarantee obligation.
In connection with certain agreements with investment sales and financing professionals, the Company may agree to advance amounts to such professionals upon reaching certain time and performance goals. Such commitments as of September 30, 2023 aggregated $15.2 million.