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FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $70 billion for each Enterprise. The cap structure allows the Enterprises to offer a combined total of $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

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Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Multifamily by on November 16, 2020 2 Comments
Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain patterns and trends have begun to emerge in the housing industry — in particular, higher demand for housing in lower-density areas. How much of these trends, though, are actually a change in demand or behavior, or just a continuation of existing trends that may have been accelerated through COVID?

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NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily by on October 23, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

A recently completed study from NAHB found that — even after accounting for employment growth, density, rent growth and local place-specific factors — the supply of housing grew faster when rent-control restrictions were loosened in California’s rent-controlled cities.

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How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

Some multifamily developers forgo seeking green building certification because they believe the costs are too high. It can cost a lot — but not for the reasons they may be thinking.

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to resonate throughout the country, and has presented some unique challenges to the home building industry. Leaders in the multifamily segment shared their experiences navigating these challenges with YieldPro TV’s Power Hitters series, and how they see the industry moving forward.

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Last Chance to Enter 3 Prestigious NAHB Award Programs

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Design, Multifamily by on September 8, 2020 0 Comments
Last Chance to Enter 3 Prestigious NAHB Award Programs

A few of NAHB’s awards programs have extended their deadlines until this Friday, Sept. 11. Don’t miss out on a chance to let your work and your colleagues shine!

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Explore Urban Multifamily Demand in the Age of COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Education, Multifamily by on August 19, 2020 0 Comments
Explore Urban Multifamily Demand in the Age of COVID-19

Learn about increased apartment density and innovative multifamily typologies such as co-living that have begun to help combat the housing crisis that millions of Americans face.

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NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

As the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, NAHB is leading the charge in calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to the nation’s renters and housing providers. Emergency rental assistance will keep tenants in their homes and ensure the financial viability and stability of the rental housing industry.

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How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

If the housing supply is to meet demand, the construction industry will need to innovate how it can deliver high-quality multifamily buildings more efficiently. Mass timber promises such a disruption.

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How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

The home building industry is working to quantify the value that healthier, high-performance residential buildings can bring to occupants. Justifying the financials and the advantages of investing in durable, comfortable and sustainable buildings is especially fitting in the wake of COVID-19, as people are becoming more aware of what they want in their homes.

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