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Articles about Interest Rates


Residential | December 2013 
Stay Ahead of the Higher-Rate Curve
In the past few years, low interest rates have driven a wave of home refinances and created substantial increases in loan volumes. For many mortgage brokers and originators who focused on refinances, ...
By Joe Bauer, vice president, Fidelity Bank

Commercial | November 2013 
Looking Beyond Today’s Rates
In the past few months, commercial mortgage brokers, along with other real estate professionals, have kept a close watch on interest rates, bracing themselves for the impact of any increase on their c...
By Jake Clopton, president and director, Clopton Capital

Commercial | November 2013 
Be Ready to Sail When Rates Are Raised
After years of speculation about the Federal Reserve’s quantitative-easing policies, players in the commercial real estate market are apprehensive. The Fed’s policy of purchasing large amounts of Trea...
By Odell Murry, president, MAI Financial Services Inc.

Commercial | December 2013 
Building Multifamily on a Budget
Commercial mortgage brokers typically try to find ways not only to make sure that their clients are getting into viable investments, but also to get clients the best possible returns on their investme...
By Richard Bassuk, founder and president, The Bassuk Organization; and Matthew G. Klauer, director, Greystone Bassuk

Residential | December 2013 
How to Weather the Rebound in Rates
Since the Federal Reserve’s first rumblings that quantitative easing was coming to an end eventually, the mortgage industry has seen a shift, not only in interest rates, but also with products an...
By Julie Teitel, senior vice president, GuardHill Financial Corp.

Commercial | August 2013 
Higher Rates, Bigger Decisions
Mixed reactions have dominated the months following the Federal Reserve System’s indication of a possible end of its quantitative-easing policy later this year. There has been positive sentiment tha...
By Stephen C. Counts, associate director, Calkain Companies

Commercial | February 2010 
Fixed Rates: Friend or Foe?
With commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions picking back up in recent months, historically low long-term Treasury rates and declining spreads for commercial real estate loans, the opportun...
By Todd Sears, chief financial officer, Herman & Kittle Properties Inc

Commercial | September 2011 
Debt Capital Growth Gains Momentum
Many indicators suggest that the  market for commercial real estate debt capital has been growing this year. Numerous bank lenders have indicated they are more active; insurance-company lenders have c...
By Jerome Sanzo, consultant to private funds and adjunct lecturer, NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate

Commercial | May 2013 
Commercial Properties Face Some Tough Medicine
In the past few years, concerns have  mounted over maturing commercial real estate loans, particularly as the loans made at the height of the market began to reach maturity. Borrowers have scramb...
By Phil Jemmett, CEO and founder, Breakwater Equity Partners; and Joel Muñoz, senior financial analyst, Breakwater Equity Partners


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