Interest Rates

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Bond Financing Simplified

Tax-exempt bonds offer borrowers many advantages, including low interest rates and the “automatic” availability of 4% tax credits. More

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In Uncertain Market, Fannie Mae Strives to MeetBorrower’s Needs

Like many financial institutions, Fannie Mae was expecting 2002 to be a year of transition and uncertainty More

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The Ins and Outs of Swaps

For the past several years, interest-rate swaps have been widely available to... More

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Staying on the Sidelines

Although interest rates on variable-rate debt more than quadrupled in September as credit markets seized up, those in the market for taxexempt multifamily housing bonds expect rates to settle down in the coming months. More

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Lenders Grow Cautious

While construction financing remains affordable, many capital sources are beefing up their underwriting criteria this year. More

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Agency Takeover Calms Markets

Borrowers should celebrate the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced Sept. 7. It’s likely to mean lower interest rates for borrowers—at least for now, experts say. More

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Multifamily Bond Market Stalled as Rates Soar

Interest rates on variable-rate debt more than quadrupled in September as credit markets seized up, sidelining multifamily developers looking to tap the bond market to finance their deals. More

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Capital Crisis Damages Affordable HousingDeals

Rising interest rates have hurt some affordable housing deals as the rate of defaults on single-family home loans rises out of control and lenders tighten underwriting standards or turn away from many types of real estate. More

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HDC leads nation in affordable housing bond financing

New York City — Emily Youssouf has upset the usual order of things. Usually, one would expect a city’s bond allocating agency to do considerably less business than a state agency. More

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