Freddie Mac will begin accepting ownership of two- to four-unit properties (duplexes, triplexes or quadplexes) as relevant experience for all loans in its Optigo® Small Balance Loans (SBL) program.
Low supply and strong demand will limit the extent home prices depreciate. If our forecast for Fed rate cuts is realized, mortgage rates are likely to fall slightly, which will spur an improvement in sales activity and reignite home price appreciation heading into 2024.
Long term rental loans, or DSCR (debt service coverage ratio) loans, have become popular in recent years for investors looking to buy and hold properties. Borrowers love them because these loan types allow them to qualify for a financing using their property’s cash flow rather than their income, and lenders love them because they can be highly accretive to their loan portfolios held for investment.
The year that just ended was dominated by a new variant of COVID-19, and the surge in the Omicron strain meant a delay to return to office plans, dampened consumer activity and fed global supply chain woes, writes Kevin Thorpe, Cushman & Wakefield chief economist. “However, just weeks into 2022, we have reasons to be cautiously optimistic, which bodes well for […]
The vast majority of apartment properties are performing well despite the crisis caused by the coronavirus; however, that may change if lawmakers do not renew or replace the programs supporting millions who lost jobs or income, according to mid-2020 forecasts from economists at three apartment market research firms.
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INSIGNIA loves working with investors in single family rental (SFR) properties (single family, townhouse, condo, 2-4 unit) due to their defensive nature and durable moat. Given the late stage of the market cycle, we are seeing a focus on affordable housing since investors largely believe this sector will outperform higher class housing in a recession. Multifamily investing is an excellent strategy, but requires a little more sophistication and capital when done properly.
Industrial properties have been highly sought-after by investors for the past several years. Will that trend continue in 2020?
With strong rental growth and lower interest rates, the time looks favorable for acquiring more single-family rentals.
Correlation to higher percentage of long-term renters for real estate investors in single family and multifamily rentals.
Fewer than 10% of Americans moved to new places in the 2018-2019 year, the lowest rate since the Census Bureau began tracking domestic relocations in 1947.
Why it matters: Despite a strong economy, more people are feeling locked in place. Young adults, who have historically been the most mobile, are staying put these days thanks to housing and job limitations. So are aging adults who are reluctant to (or can’t afford to) make a move.
2020 will be an especially challenging time for investors because the economy is slowing, trade wars could drastically affect specific localities, and some of the hottest real estate markets are already cooling down.
The higher-earning renter household ($100K annual earnings) is the “fastest growing segment of the U.S. housing market.”