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CMBS Loans for Multifamily Properties are Making a Comeback 1
After a rocky start to the year, lenders are once again making a significant number of CMBS loans.
Background Check Policies for Apartment Applicants May Be Illegal 2
Many landlords are now uncertain how to balance their responsibility to keep their communities safe with their responsibility under the law not to discriminate.
Leasing Momentum Accelerates at Student Housing Communities
Strong demand and more constrained supply are making the market for student housing stronger this year than it was in 2015.
Multifamily Investors Seek More Value-Add Deals
Higher prices on apartment properties have squeezed the yields for investors. Value-add investments offer an opportunity to push those yields higher.
Demand for Apartments Slowing Down
Demand for rental apartments stumbled in the first months of this year, according to MPF.
Rental Yields, Not Price Appreciation, Drive Current Single-Family Investments
The yields that investors can get from investing in single-family homes have shrunk, both in terms of income and appreciation.
Community Spaces Rate High Among Amenities That Attract Apartment Renters
Can community spaces help make up for a boring location?
Shared Housing, Micro Apartment Projects Often Push Legal Limits
In most parts of the country it’s illegal to create new buildings that include micro-apartments or shared housing units.
Middle Market Student Housing Assets Enjoy Higher Than Average Rent Growth 1
A few investors are putting their money into older, less expensive student housing communities—and achieving higher than average rent growth.
Are Apartment Renters Willing to Pay More for Green Features?
Anecdotal evidence from developers and property managers shows renters often expect their homes to be as energy efficient as possible.
Do First Floor Retail Spaces Pencil Out for Multifamily Developers? 1
Apartment project developers are often directed by local officials to build retail spaces long before lively retail neighborhoods exist around their properties.
Single-Family Rentals Pay Off for Bulk Investors
Property managers of single-family homes raised their average rents by 3.5 percent in 2015 across the 504 counties that data firm RealtyTrac looked at nationwide.
Investors See Opportunity in Value-Add Strategies for Class-B Multifamily Assets
As fewer renters can afford class-A apartment units, developers can capitalize by upgrading class-B and class-C properties.
Lenders Exercise More Caution on Multifamily Construction Loans 3
As the multifamily construction pipeline ramps up and new regulations go into effect banks think twice before issuing construction loans on new apartment properties.
FHA Speeds Up its Lending Process 1
The agency’s reorganization is making the time it takes to close an FHA loan shorter.

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