Items Tagged with 'multifamily housing'

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  • Yardi: Strong fundamentals will make multifamily weather headwinds

    Healthy economy, demographic trends and investor preference will help weather end of this cycle
    A new report from Yardi indicates that though there are headwinds slowing the multifamily market, strong fundamentals will keep the plane cruising at altitude. Demographic trends, a healthy economy and investor preference will keep the multifamily market humming along as the cycle winds down.
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  • MBA, NMHC, others call on CFPB to change multifamily HMDA rules

    Want exemption from HMDA reporting for business-to-business loans
    The Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Multifamily Housing Council, and several other prominent trade groups are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rules for multifamily lending. The groups want the CFPB to completely exempt multifamily business-to-business lending from HMDA reporting requirements.
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  • An inside look at HousingWire’s multifamily expansion

    Coverage focuses on lending and real estate trends impacting owners, builders, investors
    HousingWire announced its expansion into multifamily real estate and lending coverage in April. Today, CEO Clayton Collins leads an interview with Editor Ben Lane to dive deep into HousingWire's multifamily coverage model.
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  • In the pipeline: Navigating this multifamily sellers' market

    Settle in for a long, slow climb as multifamily housing takes center stage
    The multifamily market is in on hold as far new starts go with the exception of an odd permitting blip registered over the course of March, in which permit numbers spiked by 19%. That aside, researchers are predicting a slowdown in new construction starts as the market is full-up on Class-A product, and construction costs don’t allow for them to build Class-B product.
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  • Is the rent finally too damn high? Rent households fall again, homeownership holds steady

    Median asking rent continues climbing
    Is a combination of high rents and shifting demographics driving a move from renting to buying? The latest data from the Census Bureau shows that may be exactly what’s happening. On Thursday, the Census released its quarterly report on residential vacancies and homeownership. And the report had some good news and bad news, depending on which industry you’re in.
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  • Waterton plans $2.5 billion investment in multifamily housing

    Announces closing of $920 million investment fund
    Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, is planning to invest more than $2.5 billion in multifamily housing over the next two years after closing its largest-ever investment fund. According to David Schwartz, Waterton’s chief executive officer, chairman, and co-founder, the firm has big plans for Venture XIII, which is the firm’s largest fund ever.
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  • RealPage continues growing, set to acquire ClickPay for $218 million

    Acquisition will be company’s fifth since 2017
    RealPage, a provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, went on quite the run of acquisitions last year, acquiring four different companies throughout the year. As it turns out, RealPage isn’t done yet. The company announced Friday that it is acquiring ClickPay, an electronic payment platform servicing 2.3 million units across the multifamily, HOA, condominium and co-op segments of real estate, in a $218 million deal.
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  • Crowdfunding platform DiversyFund plans $50M investment in multifamily, commercial real estate

    Claims new fund’s projected returns are between 15% and 20% per year
    DiversyFund, a crowdfunding platform that specializes in real estate investing, is launching a new fund that will target multifamily and commercial real estate. The company is planning to raise $50 million for the fund with a minimum investment of $5,000, and claims that the fund’s projected returns are between 15% and 20% per year.
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  • Fannie Mae wants affordable housing developers to focus on resident wellbeing

    GSE now offer loan discounts for certain multifamily properties
    Last year, Fannie Mae launched a program designed to increase the development of healthy living options for residents of affordable, multifamily rental properties. Now, Fannie Mae is rolling out a new program feature encouraging developers to focus more on the health and wellbeing of their residents by offering a lower borrowing rate.
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