How Multifamily Property Renovations Add Value and Marketability

The ideal time to renovate is when the rental market is strong. With high occupancy rates, borrowers are more likely to quickly realize returns on their multifamily property renovations through higher rents. However, renovating during a market downturn, when rents are often cheaper, inventory is higher, and materials are more affordable, is also a sound strategy.

Current Reports

Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024

Quarter after quarter, the single-family rental (SFR) sector reaches new heights. From new construction to cap rates, Arbor’s Single-Family Rental Investment Trends Report Q2 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, details how the sector’s healthy fundamentals create profound optimism in its long-term prospects.


Arbor Sponsors Smile Farms Golf Outing Supporting Local Employment Opportunities

Arbor, which takes pride in helping employees reach their full potential, was honored to sponsor and participate in Smile Farms’ 10th Anniversary Golf Outing on May 20 at the Plandome Country Club on Long Island, NY, benefiting the Long Island-based organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.


New York State’s 2025 Budget Advances Affordable Housing Goals

In April, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a landmark budget agreement heralded as a giant step for affordable housing. New York’s FY 2025 Enacted Budget includes several key policy changes that could create thousands of affordable housing units across the state.


SFR East 2024: How Economics and Demographics Shape the Rental Market

IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum (East), the cornerstone gathering of the SFR industry, concluded on May 22, 2024, in Miami, FL. Over three days, 1,800 attendees listened to more than 280 speakers discuss all angles of the SFR industry. On the first day of the conference, Arbor’s Tres Seippel, Director, Construction Management, participated in a wide-ranging panel discussion examining economic and demographic forces influencing SFR and build-to-rent (BTR), which also featured Rick Dalton, President of the Dalton Group, Domonic Purviance of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, and Heather Williams, VP at Willow Bridge Property Company.


Affordable Housing Market Snapshot — May 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. With more funding on the way, policymakers and private market advocates are pressing ahead with plans to add units to an increasingly tight housing market.

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Whether your Arbor Fannie Mae loan was executed on a market rate or affordable property, under the Forward Commitment or Small Loans program, or on a cooperative complex or student-based property, you are eligible for a supplemental loan under the Fannie Mae DUS program.

Loan Amount $1,000,000 minimum
Loan Term 5 to 30 years, coterminous or non-coterminous
Amortization Up to 30 years
Interest Type Fixed- or variable-rate options available
  • Arbor must be the servicer of the existing Fannie Mae fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage loan
  • Supplemental loans are available 12 months after the closing of the senior Fannie Mae mortgage loan
Eligible Asset Classes
  • Stabilized Conventional
  • Multifamily Affordable Housing
  • Student Housing
  • Seniors Housing
  • Manufactured Housing Communities
  • One Supplemental loan is permitted during the term of the first mortgage lien; however, an additional supplemental loan may be placed if the preexisting debt is assumed through an arms-length acquisition
  • Preexisting Fannie Mae debt may not have less than five years until maturity
  • Appraisal, Property Condition Assessment, and Phase I Environmental update are required
  • Funding of replacement reserves will match the preexisting level unless an increase is required after review of the Property Condition Assessment
  • A new title insurance policy is required
  • No new survey is required provided the title meets legal requirements
Minimum DSCR As low as 1.30x, depending upon asset class and use of proceeds
Maximum LTV As high as 75%, depending upon asset class and use of proceeds
Prepayment Yield maintenance or defeasance
Accrual 30/360 and actual/360
Rate Lock 30- to 180- day commitments; borrowers may lock a rate with the Streamlined Rate Lock option
Recourse Nonrecourse execution with standard carve-outs for “bad acts” such as fraud or bankruptcy
Assumable Subject to approval and 1% fee (nonrecourse loans only)
Application Fee Deposit $20,500; covers estimated processing and legal fees


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