Inflation, Lumber, and Capital Gains

Lumber Prices, Capital Gains Taxes, and Inflation

I recently attended a virtual economics conference where some brilliant minds shared their insights about where the economy is and where we are going. There were some common themes that should come as no surprise. Commodity prices (specifically lumber prices), inflation concerns, government stimulus, and capital gains tax hikes were all discussed.
As we are emerging from the scares of the pandemic, there is a lot to “normalize” in the world’s supply chains. Many of the key supply chains necessary […]

Interest Rates in Uncertain Times

What Toilet Paper Shortages Teach Us About Interest Rates

I hate jumping on the Coronavirus bandwagon of content, but like it or not, it is having a real effect on our global economy and is causing a lot of uncertainty in the financial markets. This uncertainty is impacting the interest rates available on commercial real estate debt.

It’s really hard to say, nor is the point here to talk about what the Coronavirus situation really means to our economy long term. It is too early to really know.

What we […]


Multifamily Small Balance Loan Rates – Dec, 8 2015

The Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Program for Multifamily properties is gaining in popularity every day. In many ways this loan program is ideal for multifamily properties in the 20 to 75 unit range. The maximum amount that can be borrowed is $5 million while $1 million is the minimum. This loan can be closed and funded in under 60 days if the borrower is responsive.

Another compelling reason to consider this type of loan is the costs to the borrower […]