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Freddie Mac: Rising rents aren’t pushing residents to homeownership

Conventional wisdom has it all wrong, survey says
Trey Garrison
Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? You might think that or at least hear it a lot, but there’s some new evidence that it may not be the case. At all. Want to know more? Read on.
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Changes in FHA multifamily lending requirements squeeze lenders, owners

Pressure trickles down into rent increases in affordable units
Trey Garrison
Recent FHA changes to the reserve requirements for multifamily lenders are putting the squeeze on apartment owners at the nexus of stagnant wages, rising rents, and a shortage of affordable rental housing. Here's why it's bad for the very people FHA is supposed to be helping.
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Freddie Mac multifamily rankings affirmed by Fitch, Morningstar and S&P

Ratings attest to strong operational capabilities, Freddie says
Trey Garrison
Three of the big ratings agencies say they believe in Freddie Mac's multifamily asset management and operations. Here's why.
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Freddie Mac offers small apartment mortgages

Fuels growing multifamily market
Brena Swanson
Freddie Mac recently reported that the multifamily sector is witnessing a strong rebound as the single-family sector struggles to move at all. Now a month later, the enterprise is moving into originating small apartment loans.
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Multifamily, commercial mortgage loans jump 34% in 2Q14

But still down 2% from 2013
Ben Lane
Multifamily originations were down 10% over 2013's second quarter, but up 32% over the first quarter of 2014.
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From HW Magazine

Reading the cards

Five things to know about housing for the rest of the year
The future of housing for 2014 looks a lot different – and a lot darker – than it did at the start of the year. Either fundamentals have changed, or the evidence is getting so overwhelming that neither the most hopeful naiveté or calculating spin can cover it.
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Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt hits new high

Brena Swanson
Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding continued to expand during the first quarter and increased by $11.1 billion, hitting another new high.
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Multifamily, commercial mortgage loans stall out in 1Q2014

MBA survey shows dramatic multifamily and retail slowdowns
Trey Garrison
Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations in the first quarter of 2014 were 1% lower than during the same period last year and 45% lower than the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s survey of originations.
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Where are real estate insiders putting their money on construction?

Multifamily jumps but single-family starts, permits weak
Trey Garrison
With mortgage applications at multiyear lows and hitting a two-decade low in late February, it looks like both construction companies and investors are shifting away from single-family housing and towards multifamily housing construction.
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Apartment rents rising faster than home prices in 6 major cities

Why rent when you can buy in these leading metros?
Trey Garrison
Multifamily rental prices have recovered to a greater extent than single-family prices post-crisis in six key major markets surveyed by Moody’s Investors Services.
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