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Big Changes (and Opportunities) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Multifamily Heading into the New Year

By Andrew Edelstein, Categories CRE News

The two GSE’s (government sponsored entities) have historically been one of the major capital sources for multifamily finance in the United States. Since being taken under conservatorship in 2008, both FNMA and FHLMC have been regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) – the governing agency that determines the annual lending capacities of both. If you’re an investor or other … Read More

Leverage Technology to Deliver a Better User Experience

The wheel was invented around 5,000 years ago, but it was another 4,900 or so years before the first mass-produced automobile rolled off the line. Humans flew to the moon 66 years after that. Twenty-two years later the World Wide Web came online and just six years after that, the first social network was born. One of the key features of the Digital Age – … Read More

Student Housing – The next big boom and why investors are loving it

By CommLoan Admin, Categories CRE News

Starting in early 2000, as part of an effort to keep up with the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), Fannie Mae dropped its DSC to (debt service coverage) to 1.20x and underwrote student housing loans to the exact same parameters as conventional loans.

It’s no surprise that since then, student housing has continued to be a profitable venture for many financial real estate investors. But 2017 … Read More