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Detroit Apartment Loan Rates - Rates updated May 16th, 2022

Detroit Apartment Loan Rates Over $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.33% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.39% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.49% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Detroit Apartment Loan Rates Under $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.46% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.52% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.62% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
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Select Commercial has excellent Detroit Apartment loan products and options available for owners and purchasers of multifamily properties throughout the city of Detroit. Whether you are looking to finance a small apartment building, a complex with hundreds of units, or a co-operative, we can help you find the optimal financing solution to meet your Apartment mortgage loan needs. While we lend across the entire continental US, we are able to give our best rates and loan programs to certain areas that we feel are strong markets. Detroit is one of the cities that we consider to be a premium market and we actively look to originate good quality loans here for our clients. We have a diverse array of many available loan products to help qualified Detroit MI borrowers looking to purchase or refinance an apartment property. We offer apartment loans with terms and amortizations up to 30 years, recourse and non-recourse, and many options for prepayment. We typically approve Apartment building loans within 1 day and usually close within 45 days of application. Our clients love our simplified application process, 24-hour pre-approvals with no-cost and no-obligation, great rates and terms, fast closings and personalized service. If you are looking to purchase or refinance an apartment building, don't hesitate to contact us. For more information on multifamily loans, check out how to get the best rate on a multifamily loan and how to get the best rates on an apartment refinance.

Detroit Apartment Loan Benefits

Detroit Apartment Loan rates start as low as 4.33% (as of May 16th, 2022)
• 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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Detroit Apartment Loan Types We Serve

If you are looking to purchase or refinance a Detroit apartment building, don't hesitate to contact us. We arrange financing in the city of Detroit 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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2022 Detroit Apartment Loan Outlook

Vacancy Rates Approach Record Lows - Local Investors Actively Seeking Properties

Economic rebound drives Detroit’s apartment sector. Detroit’s strong labor market has played a key role in tightening market conditions in the multifamily sector. Nearly 96,000 jobs were regained last year, dropping unemployment rates below the market’s pre-Covid level and bringing economic stability to the market. Apartment vacancy dropped to 2% and effective rents grew almost 7%, both the best rates in the past 20+ years. In 2022, major employers like Amazon and Ford Motor Co. plan to increase business operations within the market, providing further growth as we look forward. However, some concerns remain, potentially slowing growth in the market. The overall population of Detroit will decline for a third straight year and construction of new units is expected to reach a 19-year high in 2022. These two items will likely affect the apartment market, especially in the central business district as return-to-office timelines are still unclear. Even though vacancy is expected to increase, market vacancy rates are still expected to rank among the lowest in the country at the end of 2022.

Local investors drive investment activity. Despite low sales prices and higher cap rates as compared to the national average, national investor interest remains low. This has been going on for some time, as local investors accounted for almost 75% of all sales during the past four years. Sales volume slowed at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, but has picked up lately, surpassing pre-Covid levels in 2021. Lack of available supply has limited the number of sales listings, pushing up sales prices across the market and driving down cap rates into the mid 6% range. Purchasers are active in Macomb County, where availability is the lowest in the market, and rental rates are growing at a rate above the market average. In addition, Ford Motor’s completion of Michigan Central Station in the Corktown neighborhood is expected to come online in 2022, and is expected to cause strong renter demand while, at the same time, boosting purchaser interest in rental apartments nearby.

2022 Apartment Market Forecast and Detroit Apartment Loan Economics

Detroit has a National Multifamily Index ranking of 38. Low vacancy is outweighed by slower household and job formation, placing Detroit near the low-end of the Index.

Employment is up 2.8%. Job growth in Detroit will ahead of the national average in 2022 with the addition of 54,000 positions.

New construction expected to add 2,200 apartment units. Strong demand causes developers to accelerate construction activity. Total apartment inventory will grow by 0.8 percent in 2022, the largest supply increase since 2003.

Vacancy will increase 30 basis points. Following a 60 basis point decline in 2021, higher development along with lower migration numbers will contribute to vacancy rising to 2.3 percent in 2022.

Rental rates are up 4.0%. The average effective rate will reach $1,170 per month in 2022, continuing a 13 year trend of positive annual rent increases in the Detroit market.

Investment in Detroit apartments. Low vacancy rates are giving owners steady cash flow and the low number of sales listings in the market is increasing competition for available properties.

Detroit apartment loan rates will start to increase in 2022 as the Federal Reserve starts raising rates to slow the rate of inflation. We will be watching to see if Detroit apartment loan rate increases will affect market activity in 2022.

All data provided by Marcus and Millichap

2021 Detroit Apartment Market and Trends

As 2021 rolls on and the pandemic is hopefully in the rear-view mirror, Detroit’s fundamentals are improving. In 2021 about 90,000 jobs are expected to be added to the Detroit market. This is an increase of 4.9%. About 2,900 units are slated to be completed in 2021. This amounts to 1.1% of the current multifamily stock in the city. Vacancy is set to decrease 10 basis points, to 2.5%, in 2021. Rents in Detroit are expected to increase 5.5% in 2021 to $1,114.

- Data provided by Marcus and Millichap

2021 Multifamily Outlook

  • Employment in the US is expected to show a 4.6% year over year increase with the creation of 6.5 million new jobs in 2021 which represents the largest annual increase in over three decades.  This is the result of businesses emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, the US lost close to 9.4 million jobs during the pandemic.
  • Strong demand for apartments, as a result of increased employment rates, is expected to push national vacancy rates down to 3.9%, down from 4.4% in 2021.
  • Construction of new apartments in 2021 are expected to top 385,000 new units, an increase of 2.1% over last year’s record pace.  Rising labor and construction costs are starting to have an effect on new construction, however.
  • Following rent declines during the pandemic, average rental rates are expected to rise 6.8% in 2021 to $1,507 per month.  Landlords are able to raise rents dramatically due to decreased vacancy rates and the strong demand got rental housing.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic affected the ability of young graduates to find jobs and move into apartments of their own.  The demand for apartment rentals is usually fueled by young graduates entering the workforce and moving into rental apartments.  Many young adults lived with their parents or friends during the pandemic and into early 2021.  As 2021 progressed, many companies reopened their offices and began hiring again which generated record levels of new apartment rentals.  This trend should continue through late 2021 as more new workers are able find jobs and move into their own apartments.  Many of these new multifamily units are in metro areas of the sunbelt states as workers have been moving out of colder urban areas in favor of more suburban warmer climates.

    The tight market in 2021 for new home purchases has caused many would be homebuyers to continue renting.  Prices for existing homes have risen due to lack of inventory and the cost of construction has skyrocketed due to increased costs for raw materials.  The high cost of purchasing a new or existing home is keeping the demand for rental units very strong in 2021.

    During the pandemic, when workers were either out of work or working from home, many people moved out of densely populated urban areas in favor of suburban locations.  In 2021, as more employees are returning to their offices, we are seeing demand pick up once again for rental apartments in urban locations.  In addition, as more and more retail and dining locations reopen in downtown areas, we expect to see a return of employees to these areas.

    During the pandemic, the CDC and local governments instituted a moratorium of evictions.  This caused many landlords to suffer economic losses and depressed the value of apartment properties.  In 2021, as these moratoriums start to expire, we expect to see strong demand from investors for these properties.

    Nationwide, the first half of 2021 saw more than 175,000 new apartments completed and a total of 363,000 for the previous 12 months.  A high percentage of these new units were in Texas and other sunbelt states, as more and more people are relocating to warmer climates.  Occupancy rates and asking rents have been lower in larger urban markets in the Northeast and other colder climates, while occupancy rates and asking rents have been increasing in these warmer sunbelt climates.  These 2021 trends have definitely been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are watching these trends closely to see if these trends persist after the pandemic is over. Check out our low commercial real estate loan rates and use our commercial mortgage calculator to calculate monthly principal and interest.

    What Happened with Apartment Loans in 2020

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    Apartment Demand Triggers Development; Competitive Bidding for Class C Rentals Rising

    Expanding apartment construction pipeline shifting outside core. The metro’s multifamily vacancy rate ended 2019 among the lowest in the nation, a trend that will continue this year as apartment rental demand outpaces supply. Although apartment construction in the metro is greater than at any time during the past five years, vacancy will remain well below the 5 percent replacement threshold in 2020. In recent years, the city of Detroit has dominated multifamily development as demand for rentals in highly amenitized walkable urban neighborhoods near workplaces remains strong. The conversion of long-vacant office buildings into apartments near the downtown core continues with the Book Tower and Gabriel Houze apartments set to open in 2020. Building activity is also expanding in the suburbs with more than 1,200 apartments underway. The majority are in Oakland County, where the median price of a single-family home is well above that of the metro, making apartment renting a lower-cost option. Royal Oak in particular will receive more than 400 multifamily rentals in this year. Investors looking in the Detroit market should pursue an apartment loan for their next purchase.

    Cash-flow potential draws investors to Detroit’s apartment assets. The metro’s robust multifamily rental demand will produce the strongest rent gain since 2012, gathering interest from a wider range of buyers. Throughout the region, steady cash flows provide little incentive for owners to divest, creating competition for the limited supply of apartment assets that are listed. Over the past year, the average price jumped 3.8 percent to $66,100 per multifamily unit at an average cap rate in the high-6 percent span and some well-located suburban buildings trade above $115,000 per door. Although job growth will slow in 2020, auto companies are hiring. Fiat Chrysler will open the metro’s first new auto assembly plant later this year and is upgrading a nearby plant on the city’s east side. Ford is transforming Michigan Central Station in the Corktown neighborhood and recently announced plans to redevelop its Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn. These projects should generate renter demand and bolster buyer interest in apartments assets nearby. Detroit is a good market for investors looking for a multifamily loan to finance their next purchase.

    2020 Detroit Apartment Market Forecast

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    The Detroit National Multifamily Index Rank is at 36, down 4 places. Tepid job growth holds Detroit back in the 2020 NMI as other markets move ahead.

    Employment in Detroit is up 0.04%. Employment gains remain subdued, rising slightly from the 500 positions added in 2019 as 750 jobs are created this year.

    Construction in Detroit is expected to exceed 1,500 apartment units. New inventory surpasses last year’s 1,400 rentals, reaching the highest level in four years. Deliveries will be split between city and suburbs.

    Vacancy in Detroit is down 10 bps. In 2020, vacancy will contract to 3.1 percent. Last year, a 20-basis-point decline was noted.

    Rent in Detroit is up 5.1%. The average effective rent continues to advance, reaching $1,058 per month by the end on 2020. In 2019, a 4.6 percent gain was recorded.

    Investment in Detroit remains strong for those looking to finance their property with an apartment loan. Class C vacancy resting below 2 percent in the majority of the metro’s submarkets is providing operators with steady cash flows, keeping buyers searching for these assets. We advise investors looking in the Detroit market to finance their next purchase with a multifamily loan.

    Data provided by Marcus & Millichap.

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    Apartment Loan Trends in 2020

    At the start of 2020 the market outlook did not indicate any significant factors that would cause major trouble in the multifamily market. Market indicators suggested that demand for housing, especially for apartment rentals, would remain healthy, thus continuing to generate new construction of multifamily buildings. Both the high number of permits and starts over the past couple of years led experts to believe that developer confidence is very high in the multifamily market. Market experts predicted an annual completion of 340,000 apartment units over 2020, way above the 300,000-annual average for the past five years. Over the last couple of years, the multifamily market has seen absorptions outperform expectations due to both changes in lifestyle and demographic preferences and new supply has consistently taken longer to be built. These two factors have helped the market to perform stronger than expected in the past and should continue throughout this year. Market data indicated that rent growth would remain strong in 2020, growing 3.6% (which is above the historical average). In terms of mortgage origination, low interest rates and strong multifamily performance were expected to help loan volumes grow. Experts predicted that the origination volume in 2020 will increase by 5.7% to $390 billion. Market data indicated that cap rates have more room to decline, which would lead to increasing property values and should drive up origination volume. However, with the current outbreak of Covid-19, the overall economy has been in flux. The stock market has crashed and commercial mortgage interest rates have been severely impacted. Huge metros such as New York have all but shut down much economic activity and entertainment. In this unsteady climate, many investors are scared to purchase commercial real estate and to take out commercial mortgages and apartment loans. Additionally, the oil industry has taken a big hit. Not only are people traveling less due to the pandemic, foreign countries like China and Russia are involved in a huge price war which is driving the price of oil way down. Experts are hopeful that as the weather warms up and public health policy learns how to handle this pandemic, the economy should revert back to its pre-virus strength.

    Detroit Apartment Loan Options

    Detroit Freddie Mac Apartment loans

    Detroit Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans provide mortgage capital in the secondary market for apartment building loans. Together, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac control a very large portion of the multifamily loan market. Freddie Mac has a very aggressive program for small balance apartment loans (from $1,000,000 to $7,500,000). Some features of this program include:

    • Market size driven. Freddie Mac classifies loans by the size of the overall market: Top, Standard, Small, and Very Small. Rates are best in top market locations (major metropolitan areas).
    • Capped costs. Freddie Mac lenders often cap the closing costs at a fixed dollar amount, thereby lowering the overall cost to borrow money.
    • Flexible pre-pay penalties. Freddie Mac offers many options for pre-payment penalties, from yield maintenance to step-down to “soft” step-down.
    • Interest-Only (I/O) loans. Freddie Mac will allow payments consisting of only interest and no amortization of principal.
    • Fixed rate terms. Freddie Mac offers fixed rates of 5, 7, and 10 years, followed by an adjustable period. These loans are called Hybrid/Adjustables. Loans have a 20 year term and a 30 year amortization schedule.

    Freddie Mac Loan and Rate Information


    Detroit Fannie Mae Apartment loans

    The Detroit Fannie Mae multifamily loan platform is one the leading sources of capital for Detroit apartment building loans in the US. Fannie Mae is a leader in the secondary market – meaning they purchase qualifying apartment loans from leading lenders who originate these loans for their borrowers. Fannie Mae purchases loans secured by conventional apartments, affordable housing properties, underlying cooperative apartment loans, senior housing, student housing, manufactured housing communities and mobile home parks on a nationwide basis. The Fannie Mae platform has many benefits, including:

    • Long term fixed rates and amortizations. Fannie Mae allows terms and amortizations of up to 30 years. Most banks offer only 5 or 10 year fixed rates and 25 year amortizations.
    • Non-recourse options. Most banks will require the borrower to sign personally for the loan. Fannie Mae offers non-recourse apartment loans.
    • Lending in smaller markets. Many national lenders do not like to lend in rural or tertiary markets. Fannie Mae is a good option for these loans.
    • Assumability and Supplemental Financing. Fannie Mae allows their loans to be assumed by a qualified borrower. They also have a program which allows borrowers the ability to come back and borrow additional funds during the life of the loan (subordinate financing).

    Fannie Mae Loan and Rate Information


    Detroit FHA HUD Multifamily Loans

    HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) and FHA (Federal Housing Administration) insured multifamily loans are some of the best financing options for real estate investors and developers. While HUD does not directly make these loans, they do insure multifamily loans made by third party lenders to real estate investors. The third party lender will process the loan in accordance with the FHA HUD guidelines and HUD will underwrite the loan in order to provide the insurance. There are two primary types of HUD insured loans that multifamily investors can take advantage of.

    Learn More About FHA HUD Multifamily Loans

    Detroit Apartment Lending with Banks and Other Programs

    While the agencies (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD) offer some excellent programs, not every apartment loan applicant qualifies for these programs. We have many excellent choices for these loans with our correspondent banks, credit unions, insurance companies and private lenders. Some examples of these loans include:

    • Detroit Multifamily loans that require flexible underwriting or those that don’t meet standardized criteria.
    • Properties in less than desirable markets, or those that require repairs or updating.
    • Properties that don’t cash flow according to industry guidelines or lack stabilized cash flow.
    • Borrowers with past credit issues, including foreclosures, short sales, or judgements.
    • Borrowers who are not US citizens.

    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 $1,000,000. Get started with a Free Commercial Mortgage Loan Quote.

    Detroit Apartment Building Loans

    Select Commercial provides apartment loans and multifamily loans throughout Detroit, Michigan including, but not limited to, the areas below.


    Bagley, Barton-McFarland, Brightmoor, Detroit Golf, Downtown, English Village, Franklin , ark, Grandmont-Rosedale, Joseph Barry, Medical Center, Midtown, Minock Park, Morningside, Palmer Woods, Rosedale Park, Sherwood Forest, Southwest Detroit, Springwells, Virginia Park, Warrendale.