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  • Steve and Aaron Explore Rental Housing Affordability
    July 28, 2017
    In the latest episode of the Freddie Mac Multifamily Podcast series, hosts Steve Guggenmos, vice president of Research and Modeling, and Aaron Dunn, head of Multifamily Investor Relations, define and discuss rental housing affordability.
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  • 2017 Multifamily Mid-year Outlook
    July 26, 2017
    The multifamily market will continue to grow in line with the historical average for the rest of 2017. Read our Outlook and watch our summary video to learn more. .
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  • Steve and Aaron Cover the Multifamily Market: What’s Hot and What’s Not
    June 6, 2017
    Since 2008, the multifamily housing market has been on a roll. Can it continue? And how are we doing when it comes to housing for the working class?
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  • More Renters Put Moving Plans On Hold Even As Financial Optimism Grows
    According to a new survey, more renters feel better about their finances, like where they are living and view renting favorably.
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  • Multifamily Volume and Pricing Outlook
    April 6, 2017
    Multifamily fundamentals supported another year of strong property price and volume growth in 2016. Read more for what to expect in 2017.
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  • 2017 Multifamily Housing Outlook
    January 31, 2017
    The multifamily housing market will grow again in 2017 thanks to strong fundamentals, but will continue to moderate. Read our Outlook and watch our summary video to learn more.
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2016

  • Profile of Today's Renter
    November 2016
    Our new renter research shows that renters are more satisfied with the rental experience, anxious about their financial situations, and more worried about rising utility bills than rising rents, although nearly half also say they would pay additonal rent for energy and water-saving features.
  • 2016 Multifamily Mid-Year Outlook
    August 2, 2016
    The multifamily housing market is moderating, but will remain strong this year and into next. Read our Outlook and watch our summary video for details.
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  • Will Houston's Rental Market Slip with Oil?
    March 17, 2016
    Find out how the oil glut is affecting the multifamily market in Houston, TX.
  • 2016 Multifamily Housing Outlook
    February 10, 2016
    The Multifamily housing outlook and video highlight that steady economic growth and key drivers will keep the multifamily market moving forward in 2016.
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  • Profile of Today's Renter
    January-February 2016
    Freddie Mac research conducted in January and February 2016 shows that nearly seven in ten renters view renting as more affordable than homeownership.

2015

  • Profile of Today's Renter
    October 2015

    Freddie Mac research conducted in October 2015 shows that most renters carry debt each month and downpayments on a home are not a top priority.

  • Multifamily Outlook Second Half 2015
    October 5, 2015
    Where is the Multifamily Market Headed? Our Outlook is positive for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016.
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  • Small Balance Loans
    July 24, 2015
    Our in-depth research and analysis into the SBL market’s size, underwriting, risk factors, and historical loan performance highlight ways in which the market is similar to our conventional business and how it differs.
  • Profile of Today's Renter
    June 2015
    Freddie Mac research conducted in June 2015 shows that some renters are struggling financially, but many indicated that they plan to buy a home in the next three years.
  • "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll”
    June 2015
    How will key market drivers and new multifamily housing supply affect forecasts for apartment rents and vacancies in Austin and Nashville?
  • Oil Price Impacts and Multifamily Housing
    May 2015
    As oil prices fall and are expected to remain low, energy-dependent areas are at risk of an economic slowdown and impacts to their multifamily markets.
  • Profile of Today’s Renter
    March 2015
    Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? Our research shows that the majority of renters are staying put despite rising rents and that favorable perceptions about renting are increasing.
  • 2015 Multifamily Housing Outlook
    February 27, 2015
    The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that 2015 be another strong year for the industry.
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2014

  • Profile of Today's Renter
    December 2014
    Freddie Mac research shows that some renters are struggling financially, but many indicated that they plan to buy a home in the next three years.
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  • September Outlook: Multifamily on the Move
    September 15, 2014
    Multifamily continues its strong rebound.
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  • Mid-Year Housing Outlook: Finding A New Normal
    July 31, 2014
    Multifamily market demand continues to be strong at the national level and is expected to remain so, at least through next year.
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  • Multifamily Housing Outlook
    February 28, 2014
    The Multifamily housing outlook and short video highlight that multifamily growth will be favorable, but will also moderate and become more in line with long-run historical levels.
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  • Default Ruthlessness: Examining Borrower Default Behavior
    CRE Finance World, Winter 2014
    A Freddie Mac analysis showed that LTV and DCR are not the only determining factors for defaults on commercial mortgages.

2013

2011-2012

  • Multifamily Real Estate Market Demand Forecast
    Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, November 5, 2012
    The Multifamily Research Group forecasts slow economic growth with an additional 1.7 million new multifamily renter households between now and 2015.
  • Multifamily Property Valuations
    Freddie Mac Multifamily Research, April 2012
    The healthy multifamily market has caused some to question today’s property valuations. We show why market fundamentals support current valuations.
  • Mysteries Revealed
    CRE Finance World, Summer 2011
    Freddie Mac Multifamily research on “Why CMBS Multifamily Performance is so Much Worse than Agency and Life Company Experience.”

 


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