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HUD Loans for multifamily projects!

HUD loans are perfect for buying apartments in Beaverton, Portland or Vancouver!

Good to see that CCIM is touting both the availability and benefits of HUD loans.  I’ve been talking about these for almost two years and getting little more than:  “Huh?”  Not for everyone…because they do take longer.  But assumable non-recourse, 40-year amortization and term loans are great for some investors.  I wouldn’t recommend it…but you can get over 90% LTVs in select circumstances.

Try this on for size:  Pay cash for a distressed asset for a dimes on the dollar.  Remedy vacancy challenges and stabilize occupancy over 90% for six months.  Place a 70% LTV HUD loan on the property and you’ll be able to pull out virtually all of your original equity.  It will still cash flow. What’s the IRR calc when you’ve got $0 cash left in?  Infinite.  Call 503.577.1034 to discuss this further!

 

From:  CCIM Magazine

Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been a lifeline for multifamily investors, providing liquidity that is sadly missing outside of the apartment realm. “That has softened the amount of value decreases in the sector,” says Dan Fasulo, managing director at research firm Real Capital Analytics. “For prime multifamily, we’re not seeing the type of 40 percent to 60 percent declines in value that we are seeing in the office, retail, and hotel sectors.”

CCIMs say the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s loan programs may soon overshadow Fannie and Freddie as the darlings of multifamily borrowers. Those programs, insured by the Federal Housing Administration, include 223(f) loans, which can be used to refinance assets, and 221(d)(4) loans for new construction.

Loan-to-value ratios can be as high as 90 percent of construction costs and typically amortize over the 40-year term of the loan, says Jeff Siebold, CCIM, an appraiser and owner of Siebold Group in Caswell Beach, N.C. “This is not about subsidized housing; it is about market-rate apartments,” Siebold says. “Some of the nicest class A or B properties that you see very well might have a 221(d)(4) loan as part of their program.”

Government-backed loans won’t work for every project, in part because they are limited to stabilized properties, according to Brad Miner, CCIM, a CB Richard Ellis associate in Phoenix.

Brokers say cash transactions also are mushrooming. Wealthy individuals concerned about inflation are increasingly interested in multifamily as a conservative investment vehicle, says Robert Vallera, CCIM, principal of Commercial Realty Advisors in La Jolla, Calif. Vallera contends that many investors worry U.S. fiscal policy will soon fuel rapid inflation. “I have closed more all-cash apartment transactions with private investors in the past year than in my prior 25 years of apartment brokerage combined,” he says.

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