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What is Conduit Financing?
In apartment property investing, conduit financing typically refers to the use of conduit loans - also known as cmbs loans - to finance the acquisition of an apartment property.
Operating Expense Ratio Explained
In apartment property investing, the operating expense ratio compares the cost of operating the asset to the income it produces.
Real Estate Mutual Funds
Advantages and Disadvantages of Investing in REITs
Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Setting up an LLC for Investing Purposes
Holding Companies Explained
Profit Distribution in Syndication
It's essential to know how you and your investors will get paid from your investment. Understand the basics of waterfall distributions and preferred returns.
3 Books for First-Time Apartment Investors
Three books for potential apartment asset investors looking for a good starting point before beginning their investment journeys.
Understanding Special Purpose Entities
Rent Concessions Explained
Syndication in Apartment Investing
Real estate syndication is a great way to invest in an apartment building. While it can get complicated in execution, the basics are simple.
Understanding Cap Rate Spread
Rent Abatement Explained
5 Ways for Apartment Building Owners to Increase Revenue
It's not just about raising rents. Read our guide to understand how you can improve your property's return in ways that won't upset your residents.
5 MLS Options for Apartment Property Investors
For investors looking for a suitable apartment asset to acquire, here are 5 commercial MLS sites worth consideration.
Understanding Loan Assumption
Parking Ratio Explained
Balloon Loans and Payments Explained
Understanding Prepayment Penalties
Single-Asset Single-Borrower CMBS Explained
CMBS loans in Apartment Investing
CMBS loans are fixed-income investments that utilize commercial real estate loans as collateral.
3 Best Practices for Joint Ventures
Three practices to help ensure a successful joint venture.
What Is LEED Certification?
Challenges of the Apartment Lease-Up Period
Effective marketing strategies, preparing for increased spending and the right property management team can help you combat the challenges that come with the apartment lease-up period.
Understanding Prime Rate
The prime lending rate, by definition, is the lowest interest rate lenders and financial institutions are willing to offer.
Understanding Mezzanine Loans
4 Loan Options for Apartment Property Rehabilitation
4 loan recommendations for the rehabilitation of an apartment property.
Understanding the Lease-Up Period in Apartment Investing
A lease-up period can make or break your investment period. Find out what's involved.
Understanding Bridge Loans for Apartment Property Investing
Bridge loans can be beneficial for apartment investors with immediate financing needs for an acquisition or development, but there are some key factors to consider.
Supplemental Financing Options for Apartment Properties
Learn about bridge loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity financing for apartment investing.
Buying Your First Rental Property in 5 Steps
Top 10 Property Management Companies 2022
The Most Common Ways to Finance a Multifamily Property
5 Tips for New Landlords
New landlords may find these 5 tips to be extremely helpful for the profitable ownership of an apartment property.
Pooling and Servicing Agreements Explained
OpEx: Operating Expenses
Ingress and Egress in real estate
Vacancy Rate Explained
The National Equity Fund
GPI: Gross Potential Income
GPR: Gross Potential Rent
AMI: Area Median Income
Step-Down Prepayment Penalty
Terminal Capitalization Rate
What is a Rent Roll?
Fair Market Rent (FMR): Use Cases and Calculator
Certificate of Occupancy
NNN: Triple Net Lease
NPV: Net Present Value
Gross Leasable Area
Squatters' Rights Explained
DCR: Debt Coverage Ratio
ARV: After Repair Value
2021 Apartment Finance Documents, Forms, and Templates
The Ratio Utility Billing System Explained
Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
What is a Broker Price Opinion (BPO)?
Trailing Twelve Months TTM meaning
Pari Passu Explained
The 6 Benefits of Buying an Apartment Building
Comparing Apartment Loan Options
Rent Price Update June 2021
Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Interest Rates
2021 Capital Gains Tax Information for Apartment Property Investors
Understanding Capital Gains Tax
What is Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?
Understanding Land Use Restrictive Agreements (LURA)
Important Considerations for General Contractor Budgets and Contracts
CMBS Special Servicers
What is the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)?
Choosing a General Contractor
What is the American Apartment Owners Association?
Understanding Corporate Housing
Understanding Loan-To-Value (LTV)
What is the National Apartment Association?
Important Considerations for Mezzanine Debt
What is DSCR?
LIHTC Apartment Financing Options
The HUD Section 8 Program: A Guide for Apartment Loan Investors
What is the Preservation of Affordable Rents Covenant (PARC)?
SOFR Replacing LIBOR
Opportunity Zones and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program
What is Mezzanine Financing?
What is HUD LEAN Processing?
What is Gross Rent Multiplier (GRM)?
What is Preferred Equity?
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
Equity Multiple Alternatives and Calculator
What is ADR: Average Daily Rate?
What is a Credit Tenant Lease (CTL)?
What is Debt Yield?
What are Recourse Loans?
What are the Guidelines for HUD LEAN Processing?
What are Capital Expenditures (CapEx)?
What are "Bad Boy" Carve-Outs?
What are Non Recourse Loans?
TI/LC: Tenant Improvements/Leasing Commission Explained
What is Loan to Cost (LTC)?
Freddie Mac Optigo
How Does Regional Pricing Work for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?
What is the Required LTV Ratio for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?
What is the Required DSCR for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?
What Types of Properties Can Be Purchased or Refinanced with Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans?
Who are the Top Lenders for the Freddie Mac SBL Program?
What are the Pros and Cons of the Freddie Mac SBL Program?
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program.