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MultiFamily Financing Declines

  Here is an interesting article from National Real Estate Investor magazine: Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Plunge 80% from Fourth Quarter 2007 By Denise Kalette A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows a dramatic drop in commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations in the fourth quarter of 2008. Originations fell 80% from the same period of 2007, a…

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Multifamily Real Estate Trends

  As banks and other lenders await the shake-out from an economic stimulus package, credit is tight, and many potential first-time homebuyers are still on the sidelines, continuing to rent apartments. As a result, the multifamily market is maintaining resiliency. George Ratiu, Research Economist, gives us an overview of the multifamily sector. Read more >

Final Tally for Multifamily is Grim in the Fourth Quarter

  For months now, apartment executives and industry watchers have lamented what they’re seeing in the marketplace—laid-off workers moving out to find cheaper places to reside and new renters bargaining for more concessions. But only now, as data from the fourth quarter trickles in can we fully understand the carnage that closed out 2008. Read Full Article

Is now the best time to invest in Apartments?

Buying a small apartment building could be an attractive investment in the coming years, say industry observers. Read more >

Multi-Family market remains solid, steady, despite economic turmoil

  The multifamily market in Iowa continues to remain strong. As people are seeing loss on Wall St, more investors are looking to invest in Main St or move their money into real estate investments. When you think then of real estate investments where do you invest? Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office, Multi-Family or specialty? Many experts are focusing on apartments…

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It’s a great time to be an apartment owner

As we’ve said before in 2008 rents are firming and rents were rising in eastern Iowa apartments. Now with the floods in Eastern Iowa thousands of homes have been destroyed leaving people waiting and wondering what’s going to happen. Many who are hoping for a FEMA buy out will have wait up to a year or more. In the mean…

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Today on Loopnet – Multifamily Demand to Exceed Supply

The multifamily property market must significantly increase supply to meet demand in the years ahead, according to the National Multi Housing Council. The Washington trade group projects the number of households that rent will increase by four million over the next 10 years, with half of them renting apartments in properties with five or more units. Looking back at 2007,…

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More good news for apartment owners!

National Real Estate Investor magazine recently wrote that more than a million households joined the ranks of renters nationwide. Plus there’ s suppose to be another 4.3 Million over the next decade. Read the entire article here: http://nreionline.com/property/multifamily/apartment_dwellers_increase_0305/ A big part of this is obvious that homeowners are losing their homes and going back into rentals but there’s more to…

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