Bakersfield Apartment Building Loans

At Select Commercial, our primary expertise in is in apartment/multifamily financing. We're dedicated to providing the most competitive rates and tailored solutions for multifamily investments in the area. However, if you're also exploring broader commercial real estate opportunities in other areas of California, our state-specific commercial mortgage page offers a wealth of information and resources. For those seeking comprehensive rates on all loan products available across the 48 states, our comprehensive commercial mortgage rate page offers competitive rates for loans starting at $1,500,000.

Bakersfield Multifamily Loan Rates - updated 12/09/23

Multifamily Loan > $6Million Get Free Quote
Loan Type Rate* LTV
Multifamily 5 Yr Fixed 5.57% Up to 80%
Multifamily 7 Yr Fixed 5.55% Up to 80%
Multifamily 10 Yr Fixed 5.50% Up to 80%
Multifamily Loan < $6Million Get Free Quote
Loan Type Rate* LTV
Multifamily 5 Yr Fixed 6.03% Up to 80%
Multifamily 7 Yr Fixed 5.96% Up to 80%
Multifamily 10 Yr Fixed 5.93% Up to 80%
*Rates start as low as the rates stated here. Your rate, LTV and amortization will be determined by underwriting.

Bakersfield Multifamily Loan Benefits

Bakersfield Apartment Loan rates start as low as 5.50% (as of December 9th, 2023)
• A commercial mortgage broker with over 30 years of lending experience
• No upfront application or processing fees
• Simplified application process
• Up to 80% LTV on multifamily financing 
• Terms and amortizations up to 30 years 
• Multifamily loans for purchase and refinance, including cash-out 
• 24 hour written pre-approvals with no cost and no obligation

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Latest Expert Insights from Stephen A. Sobin

Stephen A. Sobin, the president of Select Commercial Funding LLC, is a renowned expert in the field of multifamily financing. His insights and perspectives are regularly sought by leading industry publications. Here are his latest contributions that highlight his deep understanding of the multifamily financing landscape and his commitment to providing clear, insightful analysis on key industry issues.

Decoding "Junk Fees" in Rental Housing

In another latest contribution to Multi-Housing News, Sobin provided expert commentary in an article titled "What's Next for Junk Fees? The Industry Weighs In". He clarified the difference between legitimate fees collected for various third-party services and so-called "junk fees". Sobin emphasized the importance of borrowers understanding their rights in negotiating all loan terms and the obligation of lenders to disclose all fees.

Understanding the Impact of Federal Reserve's Decisions

In a recent article titled "How the Fed's Pause on Interest Rates Impacts Multifamily" published by Multi-Housing News, Sobin shared his expert insights on the Federal Reserve's decision to pause interest rate hikes. He accurately predicted that the Fed would not raise rates in June, citing recent bank failures and lingering concerns about a potential recession.

Stay tuned for more expert insights from Stephen A. Sobin on the evolving multifamily financing landscape.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is multi-family real estate a good investment in 2023?

Inflation fears, high interest rates, and the prospect of recession have slowed the pace of the commercial real estate market considerably. Some property types are outperforming others. Apartment buildings in desirable neighborhoods are performing well, as owners have been able to raise rents and keep up with rising interest rates. Multifamily properties in smaller and less desirable areas, or areas where unemployment is rising, are not performing as well, as rent increases are harder to implement. In the office sector, only medical office buildings are generating lender interest. General office properties have underperformed the market as a result of the work from home policies established during the Covid-19 pandemic. Office demand is unlikely to return to pre-Covid levels making the office sector extremely hard to navigate right now. In the retail sector, essential service businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are performing well, while traditional brick and mortar retailers are still feeling the effects of Covid-19 and the competition from online retailers. Many malls are experiencing record high vacancy levels, and some are being repositioned for other purposes. In the industrial sector, we are seeing strong demand for warehouse and distribution space to accommodate the online retailers. Industrial space in urban markets and close to transportation are performing very well. We expect to see sales prices for underperforming properties to drop in 2023 as investors gravitate to better positioned properties.


There are many different types of lenders offering a myriad of different loan products to finance the acquisition or refinance of apartment properties nationwide. These lenders include agency lenders (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), local and national banks, insurance companies, credit unions and private lenders.

Most lenders write apartment loans for five, seven or ten years (fixed) with a 30 year amortization. It is also possible to obtain loans that are fixed for up to 30 years, although this is not the norm. Rates are typically based on a margin over the corresponding US Treasury rate.

Lenders offer non-recourse to strong borrowers and solid properties. The borrower will be expected to have strong credit, good net worth and liquidity, and experience owning and managing similar properties. The property will be expected to demonstrate solid long term positive cash flow, be in good to excellent condition, and be located in a strong market with low vacancy rates.

Apartment loans are typically screened and pre-approved in 2-3 days. Since lenders require appraisals, environmental and property condition reports, and title, closings will usually take 45-60 days from application.

Recent Banking Failures Likely To Impact California Multifamily Lending

The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank has sent shockwaves through the business and real estate lending sectors. As a leading CA commercial mortgage broker with over 30+ years of experience, Select Commercial knows that the multifamily sector is not immune to these developments. Here's how these banking failures could impact multifamily lending:

Regional Banks Under Pressure

Regional banks, which provide significant liquidity to the apartment sector, are likely to face increased pressure. The collapse of SVB and Signature Bank has raised concerns about the stability of smaller banks. This could lead to a pullback from regional banks providing loans to the multifamily sector, making it more challenging for developers and investors to secure financing.

Development Challenges

Developers could face significant challenges, particularly in securing construction loans and value-add renovation dollars. The current environment is leading to a slowdown in construction lending and a return to traditional underwriting and banker skepticism. This could particularly impact the affordable housing sector, where developers need their financing lined up to secure tax credits.

Volatility in the CMBS Market

CMBS loans have experienced turbulence following the bank failures. This volatility could impact a new crop of lenders that have emerged over the past half-decade, many of which are capital markets-dependent. If the securitization market stabilizes, some of the CMBS and bridge lenders may re-enter the market to fill the liquidity gaps left by regional lenders.

Interest Rate Uncertainty

The bank failures could also contribute to uncertainty around commercial mortgage rates. If these failures lead to a slowdown in rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, this could potentially benefit the commercial real estate market in the long run. However, it's too early to predict the exact impact on apartment transaction volume.

In summary, the recent banking failures have the potential to significantly impact how banks handle multifamily loans. We will closely monitoring these developments to provide the best advice and service to my clients during these uncertain times.


Apartment Loan Basics

Apartment Loan Types We Serve

If you are looking to purchase or refinance a Bakersfield apartment building, don't hesitate to contact us. We arrange financing in the city of Bakersfield for the following:

  • Large urban high-rise multifamily buildings
  • Suburban garden multifamilycomplexes
  • Small multifamily buildings containing 5+ units
  • Underlying cooperative multifamily building loans
  • Portfolios of small multifamily properties and/or single-family rental properties
  • Other multi-family and mixed-use properties


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Bakersfield Multifamily Loan and Rental Insights

For investors and stakeholders eyeing the multifamily loan sector in Bakersfield, it's essential to be informed about the city's rental market dynamics. As of July 2023, Bakersfield's rental scene presents intriguing opportunities.

Snapshot of Bakersfield's Rental Market

  • Average Monthly Rent: The typical rent in Bakersfield stands at $1,477.
  • Apartment Size Insights: The average apartment size in Bakersfield is approximately 874 sq. ft. The size varies from compact studio apartments to spacious 3-bedroom units.
  • Housing Dynamics: About 40% of Bakersfield's households are renter-occupied, while homeowners occupy the remaining 60%.

Rental Trends Across Neighborhoods

Rents in Bakersfield differ based on neighborhoods:

  • Top-tier Neighborhoods: Legacy, Masterpiece Estates, and Stockdale Ranch, among others, have an average rent of $2,037.
  • Mid-range Options: Neighborhoods like Avalon and Eagle Ranch have rents averaging around $1,924.
  • Most Affordable Areas: Baker Street and La Cresta - Alta Vista are the most budget-friendly, with rents averaging $889.

Popular Neighborhoods in Bakersfield

Here are some of the popular neighborhoods in Bakersfield:

  • Olde Stockdale: An affluent neighborhood known for its high median household income and tight-knit community. It's ideal for young professionals and business executives.
  • Tevis Ranch: A suburban area in the western part of Bakersfield known for its modern single-family homes and highly-rated public school system.
  • Quailwood: Located next to the Kern River, it offers a mix of nature and suburban living, making it ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Amberton: A small community between Olde Stockton and Laurel Glen, it's known for its quiet environment and high safety rating.
  • Downtown Bakersfield: The central business district of Bakersfield, it's home to many amenities and is ideal for young professionals and singles.
  • Seven Oaks: An affluent suburban neighborhood located near Olde Stockdale, it's known for its safety and top-rated schools.
  • Laurel Glen: An up-and-coming, family-friendly neighborhood, it offers a mix of single-family homes and apartment complexes.

Comparing Bakersfield with Other Cities

When juxtaposed with other Californian cities:

  • Los Angeles: $2,742
  • San Francisco: $3,336
  • San Diego: $3,016
  • Fresno: $1,547
  • Bakersfield: $1,477

For those keen on Bakersfield Multifamily Loans, these rental market insights can be instrumental. With Bakersfield's rental market showing unique characteristics, staying informed is the key to smart investment decisions.

Whether you are purchasing or refinancing, we have the right solutions available for your multifamily mortgage loans. We will entertain apartment loan requests of all sizes, beginning at $1,500,000. Get started with a Free Commercial Mortgage Loan Quote.

Bakersfield Apartment Loans

Select Commercial provides apartment loans throughout Bakersfield, California including, but not limited to, the areas below. We provide apartment loans in most major cities throughout the United States.

East Bakersfield, Oleander Sunset, Lakeview, Laurelglen, Benton Park, The Oaks, College Heights-Baker Street, Spice Tract, Homaker Park, Southgate, Bakersfield Country Club, Hillcrest, Park Stockdale, Stone Creek, Silver Creek, La Cresta-Altavista, The Seasons, Casa Loma, Riviera-Westchester, Tevis Ranch, Rexland Acres, Sagepointe, Stockdale Greens, Stockdale Estates, Seven Oaks, Quailwood, Csu Bakersfield, Downtown, Amberton, Rio Bravo.