The Cyclical Progression of the Business Cycle by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker – BRE: 00957107; MLO: 249261

We live in interesting times. Some financial commentators continue to argue that we are not yet at the end of an economic bubble. Not all the pundits, but most of them, seem to base their position on the observation that yield relationships among various asset classes have widened, but remain approximately in place. The argument…

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Unlocking Opportunities: The Benefits of Seller-Carry Financing in Real Estate by Seth R. Watje, President of Starker West, Inc.

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, innovative approaches to buying and selling properties have become the cornerstones of successful transactions.  One such approach that has gained significant traction is seller financing.  Gone are the days when conventional bank mortgages were the only route to property ownership.  Seller financing, a method where the seller takes…

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Rising Interest Rates Put Multifamily Borrowers and Lenders in a Bind By: Yardi Matrix

Participants at the CREFC (Commercial Real Estate Finance Committee) annual conference in June highlighted the troubles that include weak demand, rising defaults and growing difficulty in refinancing maturing loans, Yardi Matrix writes in a special bulletin. “No matter how well loans are performing, takeout financing will be difficult,” said one panelist at the meeting of CRE Finance Council’s Annual…

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Apartment List’s National Rent Report (August 2023) By the Apartment List Research Team

Welcome to the August 2023 Apartment List National Rent Report. The rental market hit a big milestone this month, as national rent growth is finally negative year-over-year. This means that on average across the nation, apartments today are renting for less than they did one year ago. This marks a major deceleration from recent years, when annual…

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Tenants’ Rights Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Behalf of Californians Struggling With Pandemic Rent Debt

The agreement requires the California Department of Housing & Community Development to give pending and denied applicants a fair chance to receive Covid-19 rental assistance June 5, 2023 – A landmark settlement has been reached in a case brought by tenants’ rights advocates alleging that the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) unconstitutionally…

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Inflation Slams California’s Rental Market – How to Fight Back by Mercedes Shaffer, Realtor

Rent control policies have long been a topic of debate, with proponents arguing for tenant protection and affordable housing, while opponents claim rent control has the opposite effect.  In California, where the housing crisis is particularly severe, statewide rent control limits rent increases to 5% + CPI, with a max of a 10% annual increase. …

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