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Steady Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017

The commercial real estate market will likely experience steady growth in 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). According to the data, office vacancy rates are expected to fall by 1.1% t0 12.1% nationwide because of job growth and the need for additional office space. Vacancy rates for industrial spaces are expected to […]

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A Strong Year Expected for Commercial Mortgages

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations are expected to increase, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).  The MBA’s survey of top commercial and origination firms found that lenders’ appetites to place new loans and borrowers’ appetite to borrow remain strong. Roughly two-thirds of the lenders surveyed anticipate originations to increase in 2017, with about a […]

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As Rates Rise, Long-term, Fixed-Rate Commercial Mortgages Make More Sense

With the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the federal funds rate (mortgage interest rate) now is a great time for brokers to seek out portfolio mortgage lenders who offer long-term, fixed-rate solutions for commercial borrowers. Fixed and fully-amortizing terms offer a number of benefits to your borrowers, and adding a lender who offers this type of […]

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Focus on More than the Commercial Mortgage Rate

When working with borrowers seeking small-balance commercial mortgages, brokers tend to focus solely on the rates they can get their customers. While the mortgage rate is an important factor in any borrower’s decision, brokers should be sure to take other factors into consideration when presenting their clients with financing options. Factors to consider when discussing […]

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The Fed’s Decision and Why Interest Rates Rise

The United States Federal Reserve voted not to raise short-term interest rates at their September meeting, according to a press release issued last week. While the labor market has continued to strengthen and the economic outlook has continued to improve, inflation has continued to run below the 2% benchmark set by the Federal Open Market […]

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Boston Fed President Makes Case for Rate Hikes

There’s a case for gradual rate hikes according to Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren who believes that waiting too long to begin raising rates risks some asset markets like commercial real estate becoming “too ebullient.” “My personal view, based on data that we have received to date, is that a reasonable case can be made […]

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Commercial Delinquencies Remain Low in Second Quarter

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans have remained low in the second quarter of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. “For most capital sources, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are near the lowest levels seen during the past 20 years,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President of Commercial […]

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