FHFA Sets Multifamily Fannie, Freddie Caps

The 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $140 billion – or $70 billion for each Fannie and Freddie, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday. The $140 billion will support the multifamily market, and at least 50 percent of Fannie and Freddie’s multifamily loans are required to be used for affordable housing. “Multifamily housing is a critical component of the nation’s housing supply and especially of its affordable housing stock.  As we continue to address the shortage of affordable housing, especially amid the COVID crisis, FHFA will keep a close eye on the multifamily caps to ensure that they are sufficient and serve to increase the supply of affordable housing but do not…

Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Drop

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily property mortgages declined in October as the Covid-19 pandemic stretched into the fall, according to a survey released Monday by the Mortgage Bankers Association. The survey found: 94.6 percent of outstanding loan balances were current, up from 94.3 percent in September.3.4 percent were 90+ days delinquent, down from 3.5 percent a month earlier.0.6 percent were 60-90 days delinquent, which is unchanged from September).0.6 percent were 30-60 days delinquent, down from 0.7 percent.0.7 percent were less than 30 days delinquent, down from 0.9 percent. “Commercial and multifamily mortgage performance improved in October, but there continues to be evidence of elevated stress, especially among loans backed by retail and lodging properties,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice…

Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Debt Rises

Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt in the United States increased to $3.76 trillion at the end of the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by the Mortgage Bankers Association. The level of commercial and multifamily debt increased by $43.6 billion in the quarter – or 1.2 percent. “Despite a drop off in new commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in the second quarter, the total amount of mortgage debt outstanding continued to rise,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research. “The pandemic is having different impacts on various property types and capital sources. Loans backed by multifamily properties accounted for almost three-quarters of the total growth, and Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA accounted for…

Q2 Commercial, Multifamily Loans Way Down

Even as the housing market fought through the coronavirus pandemic, commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations dropped 48 percent in the second quarter compared to a year ago, according to a survey released Monday by the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA’s quarterly survey of commercial/multifamily mortgage bankers originations found they had declined 31 percent from the first quarter. “Commercial real estate borrowing and lending slowed dramatically in the second quarter, as uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic caused both borrowers and lenders to focus more of their attention on their existing books of business instead of new opportunities,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research.  All property types showed a decline in the second quarter in commercial/multifamily lending…