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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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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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Freddie Mac predicts moderate multifamily growth

Slow, steady growth over the long haul
Trey Garrison
Freddie Mac’s multifamily outlook report projects that growth will be favorable in 2014, but will also moderate and become more in line with long-run historical levels.
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3 ways loan originations took off in fourth quarter

Health care, retail rescued flatline multifamily originations
Trey Garrison
Health care properties led the way, with a 70% jump in the dollar volume of loans. Retail saw a 43% increase, and office properties saw a 27% increase.
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Did Freddie just prove multifamily is making a comeback?

GSE has second biggest year yet
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Every time you turn around, there is another analyst report suggesting the sun is either shining on or about to shine on multifamily properties. A new report from Freddie about its own multifamily business may just prove this point.
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It's a landlord's world now

Another report suggests multifamily is gaining traction
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Is it time to bet on multifamily? More housing analysts say, yes. What was once a market dedicated to homeownership and long-term investments is shifting somewhat.
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