Current Reports

Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.

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What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.

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Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.

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U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Small Loan Programs

Arbor is one of the nation’s leading small multifamily lenders, specializing in loans $1M – $9M. We help enhance your investments and build your portfolio, from your first loan to your 100th.

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From its beginnings as a small multifamily loan specialist, partnering with Fannie Mae to develop the first-ever, agency small loan  mortgage program more than two decades ago, to its role in helping to develop Freddie Mac’s Small Balance Loan program, Arbor has long ensured this once underserved market receives the professional and personalized treatment it deserves. Welcome to your small loan source!

  • Arbor offers:

    • 12-, 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-year, fixed- and floating-rate financing for acquisitions and refinancing with 30 years of amortization

    • Full-term interest-only options

    • Nonrecourse is standard

    • No underwriting floors for top markets

    • Loan assumability and cash out options

    • Zero banking account deposit requirements

    • Flexible prepayment capabilities

    • Personalized treatment as a long-term partner (and not just another customer), with loan customization and flexibility every step of the way

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