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Commercial Apartment Loans

April 3, 2014

What is a commercial apartment loan? It is commercial financing for a multifamily complex of five units or more – usually on a commercially zoned lot. A duplex, triplex, or fourplex would not qualify for a commercial apartment loan, because those are considered residential properties, and are usually zoned residential. However, if the residential units are in contiguous buildings of five units or more, or if there are five units or more on one tax lot, they can qualify for a commercial apartment loan.

Terms of Fannie Mae Apartment Financing, Part 1

April 1, 2014

Fannie Mae apartment loans have some of the lowest rates and best terms available in America today for multifamily properties of five units or more. In 2013, Fannie Mae purchased and guaranteed loans from mortgage lenders totaling $28.5 billion dollars. Fannie Mae pools these loans and sells them as mortgage-backed security investments on Wall Street. Here are some of the terms of a Fannie Mae apartment loan:

Apartment Loan Rates: How Are They Determined?

March 27, 2014

Most community banks borrow money wholesale and sell it to you as an investor in apartment buildings at retail. So how are apartment loan rates determined? Most banks borrow money from other banks or from the Federal Reserve, and almost always on the short term (which means they have to pay it back on the short term). These community banks know their cost of funds and add on a margin of profit.  

Commercial Apartment vs Residential Investment Properties

March 25, 2014

Did you know there are big differences between commercial apartment properties and residential investment properties? In some ways it’s like two different planets. The differences are vast.

It's important for you to know the differences. Investors new to commercial apartment properties (also known as multifamily properties) or any kind of commercial properties need to become familiar with the differences between residential investment properties. It's very important to do so before moving into the arena of owning commercial properties.

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