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Under Increased Scrutiny, Lenders Adjust to Market Changes

Several construction projects in Dubai and China will soon yield some of the world’s tallest buildings, and the U.S. is seeing a skyscraper renaissance of its own. New York City’s 111 West 57th Street is slated to be one of the tallest buildings in the country, at over 1,400 feet. In Seattle, the mega-skyscraper Fourth …

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Types Of Multi Family Properties

Multi-family residential. Multifamily residential (also known as multidwelling unit or MDU) is a classification of housing where multiple separate housing units forresidential inhabitants are contained within one building or several buildings within one complex. A common form is an apartment building. However, the following properties are considered multi-family properties also:

5 Types of Credit Enhancement

Credit enhancement is a term that is used to describe a financial process that is designed to lower the risk of securities for investors. This process is critical to credit rating agencies when they are coming up with ratings for particular investments. Here are a few of the different types of credit enhancement that are …

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Apartment Demand at Near-Record Highs

RealPage and Axiometrics report high occupancy levels and stabilizing rent growth rates. By Mary Salmonsen Apartment demand rose to 175,645 units across the U.S. in the second quarter of 2017, according to a recent report from RealPage. This number is up one-third from one year ago, and sits close to a record-high level of demand volume. …

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High Construction Volume Softens Multifamily Investor Sentiment

A majority of apartment owners would prefer to hold apartments rather than buy or sell, according to Marcus & Millichap. By Mary Salmonsen Investors in the overall commercial real estate market are proceeding with more caution on new investments in the third quarter of 2017, according to real estate investment and advisory firm Marcus & Millichap. …

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Commercial/Multifamily Forecasts, Reports, and Surveys

MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily research group releases more than 20 reports per year, detailing the $3.0 trillion real estate finance industry. Look to MBA for definitive data you can you use to move your business forward. Source: MBA National Delinquency Survey MBA’s most recent National Delinquency Survey results were released yesterday. Continuing resolution of distressed loans and …

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House Way and Means New Tax Proposals

From the staff at the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association)  Summary of Select Provisions in Chairman Camp’s Tax Proposal that Relate to Commercial/Multifamily and Residential Real Estate Finance February 2014 Introduction On February 26, House Ways and Means Chairman David Camp (R-MI) formally unveiled a comprehensive tax reform proposal. While the complexity and controversial nature of tax …

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