Insurance

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Insurance Costs Drop—For Now

Insurance costs fell in 2008 for multifamily firms, although prices may not stay low for long. More

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Struggling Through ‘07

The first half of fiscal 2007 produced significantly fewer Federal Housing Administation (FHA) loans than a year earlier, as the agency continues to focus on niche areas to offset its shrinking basic lending activity. More

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Getting Down to Business on the Gulf Coast

There is no place where the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) is more important than on the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast. More

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Freddie Shuffles the Deck

Freddie Mac has kicked off 2007 with a reorganization of its multifamily division, hoping to make both its conventional and affordable housing divisions more competitive and customer-focused. More

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Ready, Set, Lend!

With GSEs aiming to match aggressive Wall Street conduits amid slower borrowing... More

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Insurance Costs High and Rising

Hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks: If your apartment property could potentially be damaged by any of these things, then renewing your property insurance policy probably will be a painful experience this year. More

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The $87 billion question

New Orleans — Bridget Vinson describes her company’s property managers as the stars who have helped her recover after Hurricane Katrina swamped this city in 2005. More

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Hammering out new housingMississippi apartment owners confront labor shortages, rising wages, slow insurance payments in push to get damaged units livable again

Nine months after losing most of her furniture and clothes when Hurricane Katrina lashed the Mississippi Gulf Coast with 30-foot storm surges and 125-mile-an-hour winds that smashed a tree into her apartment roof, Coral Edelen is working at a new job that More

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Freddie stretches to make Gulf Coast deals work

Freddie Mac and its lender partners are working closely with their Gulf Coast borrowers to make sure multifamily owners have the help they need to rebuild properties in communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. More

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Keep a lid on operating expenses

Rising operating costs, coupled with years of weak rental demand in many markets, have put pressure on property managers to look for ways to help apartment owners who have been pinched by property expenses. More

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2024 Readers’ Choice Awards Open for Nominations

The deadline to enter your outstanding affordable housing developments is April 1. More

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