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Multifamily Lending Starting to Level Off
Lenders will keep pouring money into apartment properties over the next two years, originating about the same volume of loans in 2016 and 2017—with slight increases—that they are likely to close in 2015.
Multifamily REITs Cash In
Leading multifamily REITs are selling off properties.
International Students Are Major Source of Demand for Student Housing
Students from other countries keep on coming to the United States to go to college, and that supports student housing companies.
Class-B, Suburban Class-A Apartment Properties Gain Momentum 2
Vacancy rates are rising for the most expensive apartment communities in urban neighborhoods, research shows.
Senators Warn on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Vulnerability
The leading providers of capital for multifamily loans are still on shaky ground—years after the financial crisis ended.
Investors Score High Yields for Older, Less-Expensive Rental Homes 1
The highest yields for single-family rental homes can often be found in secondary and tertiary neighborhoods in secondary and tertiary markets.
Multifamily Prices Could Stall With Interest Rate Hike
Apartment prices may finally stop rising—and even begin to fall—when interest rates start going up.
Vacancies in the Apartment Sector Are Slow to Rise
Even the most pessimistic apartment market researchers agree that very few apartments were empty in the third quarter and that the vacancy rate in the multifamily rental sector will remain low in the short-term.
Demand Grows for Inclusionary Housing Development
Inclusionary housing policies require developers to include affordable housing when they build in the desirable places targeted by the programs.
New Student Housing Projects Fill Up
Students might fill up all the new beds that student housing developers are building this year.
More Loans Available for Green Multifamily
Apartment properties are worth more money if they are sustainably designed—and lenders and property buyers are finally beginning to offer terms that reflect that value.
Multifamily Loan Delinquencies Fall as Eager Lenders Provide Plenty of Capital
It’s relatively easy to find an apartment loan today. “For almost any apartment deal today, you can find a lender, you usually can find a couple of them,” says Mike Riccio, co-director of national production for CBRE Capital Markets.
Solar Power Is Within Reach for Multifamily Owners, Developers 2
Solar power is becoming a much better investment for owners and developers of apartment properties. The price to buy solar panels has dropped significantly, and today’s photovoltaic panels are much more efficient than just a few years ago. Prices are now so low that a set of rooftop solar panels sometimes makes sense purely as an investment, without any extra cash from subsidy programs or tax credits.
Apartment Rents Grow Faster than Incomes
The average employee isn’t getting a big raise this year—but apartment rents are growing more quickly than ever.
Baby Boomers, Less Homeownership Supports Apartment Markets 1
The apartment business is depending on strong demographics and stronger demand to keep absorbing the hundreds of thousands of apartments still planned to open this year.

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