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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Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) Supplemental

Arbor offers subordinate financing options for multifamily properties that have completed moderate rehabilitation.

Loan Amount 5-30 years; must be coterminous with the senior mortgage loan
Amortization Up to 30 years
Interest Rate Fixed and variable rate options available
Maximum LTV Combined LTV as high as 75%, depending upon asset class and use of proceeds; may be higher for Multifamily Affordable Housing properties and assumptions
Minimum DSCR Combined DSCR as low as 1.25x, depending upon asset class and use of proceeds; may be lower for Multifamily Affordable Housing properties
Mod Rehab Supplemental Mortgage Loan Timing Within 36 months of origination of the Mod Rehab first mortgage loan; no one-year waiting period
Benefits
  • The Moderate Rehabilitation Supplemental Mortgage Loan is excluded from the
    one Supplemental Loan rule
  • The loan sizing and pricing is comparable to the first lien mortgage loan
  • Lower cost than refinancing
  • Access to additional capital
  • Certainty of execution
  • Speed in processing and underwriting
Eligiblity
  • Stabilized Conventional, Multifamily Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing,
    Student Housing Properties, and Manufactured Housing Communities
  • First Mortgage Loan identified as Moderate Rehabilitation
  • Existing Fannie Mae fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage loans
  • Arbor must be the servicer of the existing Fannie Mae Mortgage Loan
  • Fannie Mae must be the only debt holder on the property
Rate Lock Standard Rate Lock
Accrual 30/360 and Actual/360
Recourse Nonrecourse execution with standard carve-outs required for “bad acts” such as fraud and bankruptcy
Escrows Replacement reserve, tax and insurance escrows are typically required, based on the resulting tier of the combined preexisting mortgage loan and Moderate Rehabilitation Supplemental Mortgage Loan
Third-Party Reports Standard third-party reports, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and a Property Condition Assessment, may not be required if certain conditions are met
Assumption Loans are typically assumable, subject to review and approval of the new borrower’s financial capacity and experience
Tier Dropping Permitted for fixed rate Moderate Rehab Supplemental Mortgage Loans
Rehabilitation Requirements An average of at least $10,000 per unit of property improvements
Verification of Property Improvements Lender must document all completed rehabilitation work and verify its completion through a site inspection if the work is not performed pursuant to a Completion/Repair Agreement or a Rehabilitation Reserve Agreement

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