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    The Benchmark convection wall oven includes optional side-opening doors, dampened hinges, a built-in meat thermometer, and an “EcoChef” feature that saves energy.

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  • GSE Rates Rise Dramatically as the Benchmark Climbs

    All-in rates on 10-year loans from the GSEs have risen 60 to 70 basis points in the past six weeks, which will likely have a big impact on cap rates, and the acquisition market in general, heading into 2011.

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    The rising yield on the 10-year Treasury note has sent debt prices from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac above the 6 percent mark.

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  • MARI Me

    Resident screening provider First Advantage Safe Rent released its Multifamily Applicant Risk Index (MARI) in the fall, a statistical model that property managers can use to benchmark the credit histories of their rental applicants.

  • Steady As She Goes

    While predicting interest-rate movement is always a dicey proposition, 2007 appears particularly perplexing for real estate economists and other professionals trying to get a handle on the future direction of multifamily mortgage rates.

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    Though manufacturers are improving the appearance of vinyl siding and making claims of greater durability, builders must choose the right product and install it carefully. Here’s what you need to know.

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