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Multifamily mortgage originations higher in Q3

A report from the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) says that there was a significant rise in the originations of multifamily mortgages in Q3 both...

GSEs move toward privatization

FHFA says Fannie, Freddie must direct over one-third of multifamily loans towards affordable housing The Federal Housing Finance Agency will increase caps on the amount...

Fannie Mae releases April economic forecast

Fannie Mae recently released their reading on the economy for April, along with an economic forecast for key indicators through the end of 2020. Recent...

Housing finance reform: Here we go again

Now the Senate is stepping up. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Ida.) said he is making housing finance reforms a key focus area...
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Freddie Mac assesses the multifamily housing market

Last Friday, FreddieMac released a report on the mid-year 2018 outlook for the multifamily housing market. The report looks back at where the market...
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Freddie Mac talks housing market fundamentals

Recently Steve Guggenmos, Aaron Dunn and Sara Hoffman of Freddie Mac Multifamily recorded a podcast discussing multifamily housing market fundamentals. Reaching the top Hoffman reported that market...

Cool on Fannie, Freddie reform

Congress is mulling changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could mean big changes in the apartment investment market. The two financing giants handle...

Three-comma deal

Willy Walker, Walker & Dunlop Chairman and CEO, commented, “It is a true honor to have been selected by Greystar to finance the largest...

The trillion dollar consolidation

The returns that large-scale single-family rentals (SFR) are producing are now measuring up to institutional standards and the management is under control. It wasn’t...

Rebuilding housing on a strong foundation

The conservatorship used taxpayer money to shore up these part-public, part-private entities, which accounted for roughly two-thirds of both single-family and multifamily mortgage markets....

Multifamily lending starting to level off

“The forecast anticipates continued strength and growth,” says Jamie Woodwell, vice president for the research and economics group at MBA. That’s still going to be...

GSA lenders shift into high gear

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each purchased more than $10 billion in multifamily loans in the first quarter of 2015, providing financing for more...

Staying at the table

“The general consensus is that there is no consensus and nothing will get done this year,” says Clifton Rodgers, senior vice president for The...

Government constraints could kill multifamily boom

Although regulators recently loosened Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s cap on multifamily purchases, it still acts as a potential constraint, along with the tightening...

Congress is working again

An overall uptick in activities on Capitol Hill means that work is also being done on issues important to the multifamily industry. NMHC’s political...

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