Multifamily

News coverage of the multifamily housing market for owners, brokers, agents, investors, lenders, appraisers and other service providers. Apartment and condo coverage including market rate, luxury, affordable, student housing and senior housing.

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  • Calabria to Senate: Don’t expect any changes to GSE multifamily business

    FHFA director nominee says GSEs’ multifamily business is healthy
    While Mark Calabria could very well enact some significant changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if he’s approved to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Calabria told a Senate panel this week that there likely won’t be any changes to the way that Fannie and Freddie operate in the multifamily space.
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  • Fannie Mae grew its multifamily portfolio by nearly $30 billion in 2018

    GSE made $2.2 billion off multifamily last year
    Unlike its GSE counterpart, Fannie Mae had a great year in multifamily in both production and its bottom line. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac grew their multifamily portfolios by sizable margins in 2018, but Freddie Mac saw its net income from multifamily fall by $700 million. Fannie Mae, on the other hand, saw its net income from multifamily rise by approximately $1.3 billion.
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  • Community Preservation Corp. launches multifamily mortgage company

    CPC Mortgage Company will specialize in agency lending
    Community Preservation Corp., a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, is no stranger to multifamily lending, having originated nearly $500 million in agency loans in 2018 alone. But now, the company is spinning off its agency lending business and creating a standalone mortgage company.
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  • Multifamily mortgage originations jumped 32% in the fourth quarter

    Multifamily lending ends the year up from 2017
    Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicted that multifamily lending was on track to set another record in 2018. And now that 2018 is over, we’re starting to get a look at just how good of a year it was. And just as expected, it appears that multifamily mortgage lending finished the year off on a strong note.
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  • Renters are renewing their leases more than ever before

    Rents rise, but people still choose to stay in their apartment
    Despite rents continuing to rise throughout much of 2018, renters are choosing to remain in the same apartment more than they ever have before, even if their rent goes up. In fact, a new report from RealPage shows that apartment resident retention (renters electing to renew their lease after its initial term expires) hit an all-time high last year.
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  • Here are the markets where the most apartments were built in 2018

    CBRE report shows top 20 markets for apartment completions
    Thanks to a report last week from CBRE, we already know that construction activity in multifamily real estate last year was more robust than almost any other year since the 1980s. According to the CBRE report, there were 267,900 units completed in 2018, slightly lower than the previous high of the last 30+ years, which just so happened to be set in 2017. But where are all those apartments being built?
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  • Renter-focused insurance startup Jetty raises $25 million

    Offers renters insurance, security deposit insurance, lease guaranty
    Jetty, a renter-focused insurance startup, announced this week that it raised $25 million to grow its business. In addition to offering renters insurance directly to renters, Jetty also partners with property managers and landlords to offer renters insurance directly through the property. The company also offers a security deposit alternative and a lease guaranty option that are facilitated through its partnerships with property managers.
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  • Fannie Mae doubles multifamily small loan limit

    GSE raises loan limit to bolster affordable housing
    Fannie Mae is doubling its loan limit for small multifamily mortgage loans in an effort to ensure an increased affordable housing supply. The GSE said the loan size increase will also simplify the definition of a small loan and provide more opportunities for borrowers.
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