Weekly Roundup: December 15, 2017

Trending locations for multifamily developments, and the characteristics of candidates who are likely to rent, are analyzed throughout this week’s selection of industry news pieces. First, National Real Estate Investor covers multifamily in suburban submarkets, and how these suburban locations are accounting for most of the inventory’s growth. Next, Axiometrics explores how the apartment market is benefitting from the growing number of young adults who … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: December 15, 2017

Multifamily Market Fundaments (Part 2)

Surging apartment demand can be attributed to several demographic and economic trends. The U.S. homeownership rate continues to drop in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. In July 2016 the homeownership rate hit 62.9% — its lowest point since 1965 according to Census Data. ‘Rentership’ has increased, with over 36% of the population now calling a rental unit home. Stagnant wages and student loan debt … Continue reading Multifamily Market Fundaments (Part 2)

Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loans

In October 2014, Freddie Mac launched its Small Balance Loan program designed for multifamily investors looking to borrow between $1 and $5 million to acquire or refinance apartment properties with 5 or more units. The loan program proved extremely popular for the multifamily industry and $2.6 billion was funded by December 2015. The non-recourse loans have flexible terms and competitive interest rates. Continue reading Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loans

Mulifamily Market Fundamentals (part 1)

Small multifamily loans between $1 and $5 million in size are a growing sector of the apartment lending industry. The small loan market was estimated to represent 65% of multifamily loans and 20% of the overall volume in 2015, according to Chandan Economics. The estimated $44.3 billion small multifamily loan origination volume in 2015 was a four-fold increase over 2009’s $11.1 billion estimated origination volume. … Continue reading Mulifamily Market Fundamentals (part 1)

Commercial Real Estate Market Movements

In our latest video covering the commercial real estate market, we discuss the continued disruptions occurring in foreign markets and the resultant flight to stability, as foreign investors are increasingly looking to place their money within the U.S. market. However, there has been an recent adjustment to this overall trend, as several foreign countries are starting to restrict the money flowing out, plus the currency … Continue reading Commercial Real Estate Market Movements

Need for Speed: Internet Access in Multifamily Properties

Let’s face it. We live in a society today in which we need the world at our fingertips. Therefore, we know how important high-speed Internet can be. From emails to our phone, or just downloading a document, Internet is a vital part in our everyday life. In multifamily real estate, we know that one of the most attractive amenities is high-speed Internet access. By reading … Continue reading Need for Speed: Internet Access in Multifamily Properties