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Rent Reporting Helps Subsidized Renters Build Credit Rent Reporting Helps Subsidized Renters Build Credit

A new study from Experian RentBureau released in August 2014 reveals that affordable housing renters have a lot to gain from having positive rental payments reported to credit bureaus. More

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Demand Drives Preservation Deals

Competition is being driven by new GSE programs, CRA needs, and ultra-low interest rates. More

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Cap Rates Fall to Historic Lows as Investors Chase Yield Far Afield

Cap rates compressed even more in the gateway metros on the coasts in the year's first half. But those prices are pushing even the biggest institutional investors into secondary markets. More

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ACC and EdR Take a Break From Buying, Stoking Cap-Rate Fears

With REITs ACC and EdR pulling back from the acquisitions market, questions remain about where cap rates will go in that sector. More

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The Future of Apartment Cap Rates The Future of Apartment Cap Rates

With construction growing, the cycle maturing, and interest rates rising, many observers are now wondering whether cap rates have bottomed and will head upward over the next few years. More

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Construction-to-Perm Market Continues to Heat Up

As life companies increasingly seek to put out more money, developers have an array of construction-to-perm financing options on the menu, and they’re just as hungry as they were last year. More

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The Other Cheap Capital: Rethinking Hold Periods

Multifamily portfolio owners could do well to investigate longer-term asset holds and the long-term, generational investors looking for more than an IRR. More

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This May Be the Year the GSEs’ Fate Becomes Clear

The New Year will bring some changes for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, starting with a new federal regulator. More

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Taper Caper: Where Interest Rates are Heading for Multifamily Borrowers

As the Federal Reserve tapers its rate-lowering bond purchases, what movement should borrowers expect ahead in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield—and in turn long-term mortgage rates? More

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More Lender Competition (and More IO) in 2014

Despite expectations that multifamily mortgage rates will move up at least moderately in 2014, borrowers should nevertheless encounter exceptional liquidity in the coming year. More

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