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Fannie Mae offering support for the multifamily mortgage market in first quarter of 2012

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 4:13:54 PM

According to the latest figures, Fannie Mae issued $7.1 billion in multifamily MBS(1) in the first quarter of 2012. The federally-backed company also resecuritized $2.6 billion of DUS MBS through its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures program during the same time period.

Issuance was up 44 percent since the fourth quarter of 2011, and Multifamily MBS was nearly $110 billion, Fannie Mae to be on pace for $10 billion in GeMS issuances this year alone.

Multifamily homes are a strengthening trend in the housing market as buyers consider growing living costs, aging parents and increasing child care costs. As an answer, consumers have decided to combine households to increase familial support. Americans adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s are seeing the benefits of dividing mortgage costs among more working adults, having senior parents watch children and increasing the number of people in a home.

Consider the benefits of this growing trend and consult with a professional to determine which residential financing option will be best for such an arrangement.ADNFCR-16001052-ID-800757947-ADNFCR