Don King

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GSE Horse Race Runs Neck and Neck

As the fourth-quarter busy season gets under way, Freddie Mac has a slight underwriting advantage while Fannie Mae features a quicker turnaround. More

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Agency Lenders Increasingly Cultivate Life Company Executions

Many Fannie, Freddie, and FHA lenders are now building up thier life company correspondent relationships both to offer customers more choices, and to protect themselves against the uncertainty surrounding the GSEs. More

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Life Companies Win the Early Rate Lock Race

As the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury continues to stay low—and as the Federal Reserve ends its QE-2 program—the ability to lock a rate as soon as possible has become a huge competitive advantage for life insurance companies. More

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Seniors Housing Consolidation Forces GSEs to Rethink Approach

The wave of consolidations in the seniors housing space over the past two years presents a problem for the GSEs, who are now thinking of tweaking their credit boxes to help drive volume. More

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ARMs Get Another Look as Treasury Rises

Though the yield on the 10-year Treasury has risen about 80 basis points in the past two months, LIBOR has remained low, causing borrowers to explore adjustable-rate executions. More

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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. More

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MetLife Leads Insurance Company Charge to Multifamily

The GSEs are beginning to hear footsteps at their back as insurance companies re-engage the market with higher leverage levels and improved pricing. More

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Capital for Value-Add Deals Starts to Loosen Up

As fundamentals continue to improve in many markets, more lenders are slowly starting to grow comfortable with the idea of underwriting rent growth. More

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Multifamily Acquisition Market Heats Up as Cap Rates Fall

The acquisition market has been gathering steam in the second quarter, with cap rates declining nationally and the gap between buyers and sellers narrowing. The bidding on high-quality assets has become so frenzied that many long-term holders are beginning to wonder if now is a good time to sell. This is the first in a three-part series on the state of the multifamily transaction market. More

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GSEs Loosen Underwriting as Confidence Grows

Credit parameters are loosening at the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tweak their underwriting to reflect growing confidence in the economy. More

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