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Articles about Multifamily


Commercial | June 2005 
High-rise-condo phenomenon fuels financing opportunities
As the high-rise-condominium phenomenon spreads like wildfire across the country, financing opportunities for lenders also are expanding rapidly. The potential for loan origination has dramatically ...
By Thomas L. Testa, CEO and co-founder, Testa Capital Group

Commercial | April 2005 
Learn the Basics of 1031 Exchanges
A client wishes to invest in a large apartment complex and wants to use a 1031, or tax-deferred, exchange. Seeing the opportunity for a repeat, high-money customer, you assure your client that you w...
By Robert Bruyneel, branch manager, AmericaOne Finance Inc.

Commercial | February 2015 
Has the Multifamily Market Peaked?
The 2008 real estate meltdown rewrote the rulebook on the American Dream, making renting the go-to option for many Americans. Even today, the effects of the recession remain, and it looks like 2015 is...
By Odell Murry, president, MAI Financial Services Inc.

Commercial | October 2006 
Condotels: A New Kind of Hybrid
Ambiguity surrounds the definition of condominium-hotel-combination properties — namely, condotels. Glossary Condotel: individual buyers purchase the condotel units, which physically resemble t...
By Andrew L. Benioff, head, RFG Hospitality Capital; and Stephanie Bruno, associate, RFG Hospitality

Commercial | September 2006 
Condo? Hotel? Or Both at the Same Time?
Developers have been busy reinventing the traditional condominium, which has sparked the newest trend to hit the real estate industry — hotels containing a condominium component. By blurring the lin...
By Andrew L. Benioff, head, RFG Hospitality Capital; and Stephanie Bruno, associate, RFG Hospitality

Commercial | July 2006 
Line Your Clients up for ALOCs
Is it a seller’s market? Or is it time to buy? Investors who are looking for the best way to leverage their income properties often turn to their brokers for market advice. It’s up to you to help th...
By Michelle Edwards, assistant vice president of mortgage originations, Technology Credit Union; and Courtney E. Cox, assistant vice president of marketing, Technology Credit Union

Commercial | May 2006 
How to Fund Mobile Home Parks
In recent years, low residential mortgage rates resulted in lower occupancy for mobile home parks nationwide. This affected real estate investment trusts and other large investors that owned hundred...
By Alfred Acitelli, principal, Imperium Commercial Capital

Commercial | May 2006 
Keeping an Eye on the Condo Market
In the past few years, thousands of condominiums have been built throughout the country. From New York to Texas to Florida, new submarkets have emerged with a seemingly perpetual demand for units ra...
By Abraham J. Hidary, president, Hidrock Realty

Commercial | February 2006 
Preserving Affordable Housing
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita wreaked havoc on the housing in and around the Gulf Coast. According to recent estimates by the American Red Cross, more than 350,000 homes — single and multifamily dwell...
By Michael Bodaken, president, National Housing Trust

Commercial | January 2006 
Understanding Condos and Co-ops
The process of securing a mortgage for a multifamily building can differ depending on whether it is a rental apartment building, a condominium or a co-op. Before you begin to seek fundin...
By Mark Yoffe, president and CEO, MarCapital

Commercial | January 2006 
This Year’s Models
In the past few years, low interest rates, low-yield money and heavy residential demand fueled an unprecedented boom in the real estate finance industry. In 2005, lenders became more aggressive and ...
By Ray Wicken, managing director, Mountain Funding; and Scott Wicken, senior analyst, Mountain Funding

Residential | April 2006 
Moving to Multifamily
More residential brokers are realizing that capitalizing on the occasional apartment or multifamily loan request can bring them significant additional revenue. Residential brokers make m...
By Bruce Sickenger, loan-production manager, Apartment Lending Group

Residential | February 2006 
Expansion Plans
Maintaining your competitive edge in these changing times requires hard work and market savvy. Just as necessary are flexible origination options that meet the needs of potential homebuyers. ...
By Thomas J. Collins, Desktop Originator national sales director, Fannie Mae

Commercial | December 2007 
The Fundamentals Still Apply
We’re in a credit market with stricter funding requirements and rising interest rates. As we learn from 2007 and look at what to expect in 2008, the underlying theme for real estate professionals wh...
By Fred Hollister, senior vice president, director of commercial lending, Global Fundings Inc.; and Nathan LaBudde, consultant, income-property-loan

Commercial | August 2007 
Q&A: David Schless, American Seniors Housing Association
By 2030, there will be more than 72 million people ages 65 and older living in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That will account for 20 percent of the population. ...
By Melinda Young, associate editor, Scotsman Guide Media, Inc


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