Phil Melton

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Tax-exempt Bonds, 4 Percent LIHTCs Show Signs of Life

The 4 percent low-income housing tax credit market is often overshadowed by the more dynamic market for 9 percent LIHTCs. But as prices for 9 percent LIHTCs continue to climb, and yields continue to drop, more investors are considering 4 percent LIHTCs as a viable alternative. More

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Tax-exempt Bonds, 4 Percent LIHTCs Show Signs of Life

The 4 percent low-income housing tax credit market is often overshadowed by the more dynamic market for 9 percent LIHTCs. But as prices for 9 percent LIHTCs continue to climb, and yields continue to drop, more investors are considering 4 percent LIHTCs as a viable alternative. More

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Fannie Outpacing Freddie on Affordable Housing Preservation

Affordable housing borrowers looking for permanent loans are finding more success using Fannie Mae's MBS than Freddie Mac's CME. More

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Slowness Kills: FHA Releases New MAP Guide, Hoping to Speed Up Loan Process

The FHA has overhauled its Multifamily Accelerated Processing guide in an effort to improve its notoriously long processing times. More

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Slowness Kills: FHA Releases New MAP Guide, Hoping to Speed Up Loan Process

The FHA has overhauled its Multifamily Accelerated Processing guide in an effort to improve its notoriously long processing times. More

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How the LIHTC Industry Fits into GSE Reform

While some argue that market-rate developers don't really need the GSEs, the low-income housing tax credit industry can't turn to the private sector for its debt needs, underscoring the need for a government guarantee. More

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Construction Lenders Begin Catching the Fever

Since the start of the year, a growing number of construction debt providers have become increasingly aggressive, driving leverage levels up and spreads down. More

Reaching Their Limits
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Reaching Their Limits

AS THE GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED enterprises (GSEs) continue to dominate the... More

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