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  • New Requirements May Mean Longer Wait for FHA Loans

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently unveiled sweeping changes to its multifamily programs, making it tougher on market-rate deals.

  • Sizing Up the FHA's Recent and Proposed Changes

    The most visible changes recently rolled out by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) address higher debt service and lower leverage levels on market-rate Sec. 221(d)(4) and Sec. 223(f) loans. But it’s not just underwriting that’s chan

  • Your Comprehensive Guide to the Recent FHA Changes

    Multifamily Executive and Apartment Finance Today report on the recently unveiled new requirements and proposed changes that will change how HUD—and the Federal Housing Administration—run their underwriting and lending business. The provisions

  • Distressed Note Acquisitions Present Big Risks,Big Rewards

    Distressed note purchases have been eyed by many investors as one of the bigger opportunities in the multifamily arena.

  • Underwriting Distressed Note Purchases Poses Fair Share of Risks

    Distressed note acquisitions seem to have emerged as a new opportunity area in the multifamily arena.

  • Financial Reform Act's Impact on Multifamily Borrowers Yet to be Seen

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law July 21, will undoubtedly impact commercial real estate lending.

  • Congress Pushes to Raise Foreign Investment Levels in Real Estate

    Foreign investors continue to circle around the multifamily industry, but it's another flock of capital that can’t seem to find a home.

  • How Low Can It Go? Interest Rates on GSE Debt Plummet

    If you’re looking to lock up some long-term debt, you should probably look no further than Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Michael Berman: CWCapital to Grow Platform, Enact 'Whole New Vision'

    It’s been quite a year for Michael Berman.

  • Affordable Housing Lenders to Focus on Preservation Deals in 2011

    Preservation will be the name of the game for affordable housing lenders next year.