Special Report: Spring 2023

Special Report: Spring 2023 The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.   Key Findings: The sustainability of consumer financing and Read the full article…

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Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023

The rental housing sector is well-insulated but not immune to market forces even as the economy edges into correction territory, Arbor Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman and Chandan Economics Founder Sam Chandan demonstrate in the findings of Arbor’s Special Report Spring 2023.

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Renting On Credit: New Platforms Modernize Monthly Multifamily Transactions

Until recently, full-scale optimization has skipped over the basic monthly rental payment transaction, with 78% of more than 100 million renters using paper checks. But now, two programs, backed by global leaders in financial services, are incentivizing tenants to pay the rent on credit, with perks like automatic credit reporting and points towards future purchases.

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Top Markets for Renters Under 30

Renters 30 years of age and under, who now make up slightly more than one-quarter of the heads of households of rental units, are bolstering housing demand in markets known for their affordability and livability.

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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Completes $315 Million Freddie Mac Q Series Securitization

UNIONDALE, NY, December 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) (“Arbor,” “our,” or “we”) today announced the completion of an approximately $315 million loan securitization through Freddie Mac’s Q Series securitization program (the “Securitization”). Arbor’s affiliated entity Arbor Realty SR, Inc. originated the loans and was the loan seller for the Securitization. The Securitization is Arbor’s first Read the full article…

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Five Benefits of Making Multifamily Investing Part of Your Portfolio

Multifamily investing involves the purchasing of properties with rentable housing units. In these types of investments, a group of investors often works together to mitigate costs, split profit shares, and reduce risk. Multifamily properties include apartment complexes, condo buildings, and townhouses, among other property types. When investing in multifamily properties is researched and undertaken prudently, it can generate steady and reliable income streams in all economic cycles.

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Arbor’s Top Articles of 2022: A Banner Year for Multifamily

After taking a pause during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. multifamily market experienced a banner year in 2022. Throughout the year, Arbor continued to provide unique research and insights into our markets. Here’s a look at our top Arbor research articles from 2022, in case you missed them.

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Loan Amount No minimum loan amount (subject to change)
Loan Term Standard DUS options available (5- to 30-year terms)
Amortization Generally 30 years
Minimum DSCR 1.25x DSCR calculated according to standard DUS underwriting guidelines
Maximum LTV 80%; if cash-out, 75%
Rate Structure Fixed- and adjustable-rate options available
Pre-Review Mortgage Loans Prereview mortgage loans are no longer prohibited for Choice Refinance loans; generally, no prereview is required if the prereview category for the portfolio mortgage loan was previously approved by Fannie Mae
Benefits Benefits include:

  • Flexible refinancing and increased lender delegation
  • Lower costs from reduced documentation
  • Speed in processing and underwriting
Tax & Insurance Escrows Monthly deposits required; may be waived if certain criteria are met
Replacement Reserves Underwritten at a minimum $250 per unit per annum
Recourse Requirements Nonrecourse except for standard carve-outs
Prepayment After the expiration of the yield maintenance period, the required 1% prepayment premium may be reduced or waived in certain circumstances; prepayment premium due may be paid from the proceeds of the new loan
Assumable Subject to approval and 1% fee
Supplemental Financing DUS supplemental loans are permitted after the Choice Refinance loan has been in place for one year

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