Apartment.Loans Blog

Learn everything you need to know about Apartment loans through our easy-to-read blog. We discuss rates, terms, property types, and trends, and compare Apartment loans with other MFL financing options.

July 14, 2019

How Does Regional Pricing Work for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

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Who are the Top Lenders for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

What Types of Properties Can Be Purchased or Refinanced with Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans?

June 06, 2019

What is Freddie Mac’s Role in Multifamily Financing?

June 06, 2019

What are the Pros and Cons of the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

What are the Occupancy Requirements for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

What are the Prepayment Penalties for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer

June 06, 2019

Freddie Mac Optigo SBL vs. Fannie Mae Small Loans: What’s the Difference?

June 06, 2019

Does the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Program Offer Fixed Interest Rates?

June 06, 2019

Does the Freddie Mac SBL Program Offer Interest-Only Loans?

June 06, 2019

Does the Freddie Mac SBL Program Allow For Commercial Space?

June 06, 2019

Does the Freddie Mac SBL Program Offer Rate Locks?

June 06, 2019

Does the Freddie Mac SBL Program Offer Cash-Out Refinances?

June 06, 2019

Are Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans Assumable?

June 05, 2019

What are the Advantages of Non-Recourse Loans?

June 05, 2019

Is the Freddie Mac SBL Program Available for Affordable Properties?

June 05, 2019

Are Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans Available for Age-Restricted Communities?

April 29, 2019

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans Under $1 Million: What You Need to Know

April 29, 2019

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans Between $6 Million to $7.5 Million: What You Need to Know

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The Ratio Utility Billing System Explained

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Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing

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What is a Broker Price Opinion (BPO)?

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Trailing Twelve Months TTM meaning

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Pari Passu Explained

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The 6 Benefits of Buying an Apartment Building

August 13, 2021

Comparing Apartment Loan Options

August 06, 2021

Rent Price Update June 2021

June 03, 2021

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Interest Rates

May 20, 2021

2021 Capital Gains Tax Information for Apartment Property Investors

May 20, 2021

Understanding Capital Gains Tax

May 19, 2021

What is Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?

May 19, 2021

Understanding Land Use Restrictive Agreements (LURA)

May 19, 2021

Important Considerations for General Contractor Budgets and Contracts

May 19, 2021

CMBS Special Servicers

May 18, 2021

What is the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)?

May 14, 2021

Choosing a General Contractor

May 13, 2021

What is the American Apartment Owners Association?

May 13, 2021

Understanding Corporate Housing

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Understanding Loan-To-Value (LTV)

May 07, 2021

EBITDA Explained

April 23, 2021

What is the National Apartment Association?

April 21, 2021

Important Considerations for Mezzanine Debt

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What is DSCR?

April 20, 2021

LIHTC Apartment Financing Options

April 09, 2021

The HUD Section 8 Program: A Guide for Apartment Loan Investors

March 19, 2021

What is the Preservation of Affordable Rents Covenant (PARC)?

March 19, 2021

SOFR Replacing LIBOR

March 19, 2021

Opportunity Zones and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program

March 18, 2021

What Is the LIHTC?

March 18, 2021

What is Preferred Equity?

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What is Mezzanine Financing?

March 18, 2021

What is HUD LEAN Processing?

March 18, 2021

What is Gross Rent Multiplier (GRM)?

March 18, 2021

What is Equity Multiple?

March 18, 2021

What is Debt Yield?

March 18, 2021

What is ADR: Average Daily Rate?

March 18, 2021

What is a Credit Tenant Lease (CTL)?

March 18, 2021

What are the Guidelines for HUD LEAN Processing?

March 18, 2021

What are Recourse Loans?

March 18, 2021

What are Capital Expenditures (CapEx)?

March 18, 2021

What are "Bad Boy" Carve-Outs?

March 18, 2021

TI/LC: Tenant Improvements/Leasing Commission Explained

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What is Loan to Cost (LTC)?

November 13, 2020

Freddie Mac Optigo

June 06, 2019

What is the Required LTV Ratio for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

What is the Required DSCR for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?

June 06, 2019

Underwriting for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Top Markets for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Standard Markets for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Small and Very Small Markets for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Replacement Reserves in Regards to the Freddie Mac SBL Program

June 06, 2019

Securitization for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Section 8 in Relation to Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Freddie Mac SBL Property Condition Reports

June 06, 2019

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Prepayment Penalties

June 06, 2019

Non-Recourse Freddie Mac SBL Loans

June 06, 2019

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit/LIHTC for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Interest-Only Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Independent Living Facilities and the Freddie Mac SBL Program

June 06, 2019

DSCR for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Assumability for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Appraisals for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 06, 2019

Amortization in the Freddie Mac SBL Program

June 05, 2019

Property Condition Reports for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 05, 2019

Environmental Assessments for Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

June 05, 2019

Are Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans Available for Non-Contiguous Properties?