Multifamily performance continued its strong run in May, reported Yardi Matrix, Santa Barbara, Calif. In a separate report, Redfin, Seattle, said median monthly asking rents topped $2,000 for the first time.
Housing markets are tight. Multifamily developers are responding. Developers are currently building 800,000 new homes in buildings with 5 or more units – the most since the mid-1970s – and will put-in-place a record $100 billion of multifamily housing construction this year.
HUD on Monday announced it would remove temporary COVID-19 underwriting guidelines for multifamily transactions under Section 223(f) of the National Housing Act, a move commended by the Mortgage Bankers Association.