Industry Dodges a Bullet—For Now
A BROAD HOUSING BILL that includes far-reaching efforts to reform the nation’s housing and financial markets was signed by President Barack Obama in May.
Climate Change Bill May Impact Multifamily Industry
THE CLIMATE CHANGE bill making its way through Congress has several provisions with big implications for multifamily owners and developers.
FREDDIE MAC MADE SOME BIG changes to its underwriting standards in the first quarter, a trend many see continuing throughout the year.
Meeting Multifamily Mortgage Needs
Though the current financial crisis originated in the single-family sector, as APARTMENT FINANCE TODAY readers well know, it has since spread to other sectors. Thus, there is a looming liquidity crisis that could seriously impair the apartment sector.
Business as Usual
When an investor needed cash quickly to buy Hinkston Pond Apartments, it turned to a Fannie Mae program.
Record-Breaking Year for Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac also had a record-setting year in 2008.
Mortgage Bankers Bet on Government
San Diego— Massive losses and deep layoff s in the fi nance industry didn't stop bankers and commercial real estate dealmakers from converging on San Diego for this year's Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo—but the crisis that...
Any Port in a Storm
The top lenders aren't what they used to be.
A Whole New HUD?
For years, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been Washington, D.C.'s incredible shrinking agency, beaten down by scandals, staff losses, budget cuts, and a diminished mandate.
Freddie’s Record-Setting Year
Freddie Mac had a record-setting year in 2008.