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Oct 31, 2018 12:30 PM

MBA Data Shows Multifamily Lending Reached New Record High Last Year

Multifamily lending last year reached a record $285 billion for buildings with five or more units — a 6 percent increase from the previous year, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Oct. 25 in its annual multifamily lending market report. The top multifamily lenders were Wells Fargo, CBRE Capital Markets and JPMorgan Chase.

 
Oct 30, 2018 08:00 AM

New Appraisal Institute Book Examines Condemned Properties

Appraisers who value properties subject to eminent domain are likely to find themselves in court, explaining and defending their analysis and opinions, according to a new book published by the Appraisal Institute.

 
Oct 24, 2018 12:30 PM

Federal Agencies Release FAQs Clarifying Appraisal, Evaluation Rules

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Oct. 16 published answers to frequently asked questions about appraisals and evaluations for real estate transactions that are covered by the interagency appraisal rules.

 
Oct 24, 2018 12:30 PM

FHA Cites Appraisal Concerns Because of 'Technological Shortcomings'

“Technological shortcomings” are preventing the Federal Housing Administration from checking for mortgage defects on a number of loans, potentially leading to a rise in appraisal-related issues, the FHA commissioner told Mortgage Bankers Association conference attendees Oct. 15, HousingWire reported. The FHA previously identified “appraisal bias” issues with reverse mortgages.

 
Oct 24, 2018 12:30 PM

Report Shows Net Lease Cap Rates Increase, Expected to Remain Strong

Single-tenant net lease cap rates continued their upward trajectory, increasing 8 basis points during the third quarter, according real estate firm Calkain Companies, MBA NewsLink reported Oct. 18. The upward trajectory shows no sign of abating, with equilibrium between buyer and seller maintaining a robust net-lease market.

 
Oct 24, 2018 08:00 AM

Coastal Appraisers Soon to Face Rising Sea Levels: Valuation Magazine

The effects of rising sea levels are becoming increasingly real to coastal communities and property owners, with homes and commercial properties valued at more than $1 trillion potentially at risk from rising waters by 2100, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s third quarter 2018 issue. ​

 
Oct 17, 2018 12:30 PM

US Commercial Real Estate Likely to Benefit from Revised NAFTA: CBRE

The likely replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement is expected to increase the demand for U.S. commercial property, according to a special report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, MBA NewsLink reported Oct. 11. Industrial real estate should most benefit from the new trade agreement. ​

 
Oct 17, 2018 12:30 PM

Freddie Mac Offers Hurricane Michael Victims a Year of Mortgage Relief

Freddie Mac announced Oct. 10 that it will allow up to 12 months of mortgage forbearance for homeowners impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Category 4 storm was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States. Some analysts estimate property damage could cost the insurance industry up to $5 billion.

 
Oct 17, 2018 12:30 PM

A Recession is Possible, but Experts Say Housing Will Not Be the Cause

While the stock market remains volatile and another recession is possible, experts say that real estate likely won’t be the cause this time around, MarketWatch reported Oct. 10. Home prices have seen large gains in the last year, more renters are becoming buyers and builder confidence continues to increase. ​

 
Oct 16, 2018 08:00 AM

Highest and Best Use Analysis Key to Retail Valuation: The Appraisal Journal

The highest and best use analysis should dictate the methods and approaches applied in valuation analysis, according to a study published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
 
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