Charting a Course Through a New Multifamily Lending Landscape | Multi-Housing News Online

By Summer Gell, Partner Engineering and Science Inc.

MULTI-HOUSING NEWS

(MARCH 21, 2014) Multifamily housing investors’ options for financing sources have been shifting lately, and Fannie Mae’s recent major revisions to the Multifamily Selling and Servicing Guide–which went into effect in February 2014–are adding another layer of complexity to the multifamily lending landscape.

Fannie Mae’s Guide revisions included underwriting standard changes in addition to significant changes to the third-party engineering due diligence required for multifamily mortgage loans, more specifically the policies for Physical Needs Assessments (PNA, also called a Property Condition Assessment by other lenders) and Seismic Risk Assessments (SRA) for properties in high risk seismic areas.

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