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Robert Dietz / NAHB / September 3, 2013
Builders and developers continue to report credit easing for acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) loans according to NAHB’s survey on AD&C financing. In the second quarter of 2013, the overall net tightening index based on the AD&C survey was -16.5, just slightly lower than the -20.5 reported in the first quarter 2013. The index is constructed so negative numbers indicate easing of credit; positive tightening.
A similar net tightening index from the Federal Reserve’s survey of senior loan officers was -19.2 in the second quarter 2013, essentially unchangedRead More
Sam Chandan / MULTI FAMILY EXECUTIVE / January 24, 2013
Factors including an imposing development pipeline, rising home values, and some easing in single-family credit will test the multifamily sector’s resilience.
Few asset classes can boast a convergence of favorable circumstances to rival that of the apartment sector. Whether by choice or necessity, record numbers of American families have swelled the rental ranks since the onset of the housing market collapse, fueling the robust property fundamentals that undergird the sector’s post-crisis investment thesis.
Absent stronger economic foundations for space demand, no other propertyRead More