Georgia Apartment Loans and Multifamily Financing $1,000,000+

Georgia Apartment Loan Rates - Rates updated February 17th, 2020

Multifamily Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV Amortization
5 Year Fixed 3.52% Up to 80% Up to 30 years
7 Year Fixed 3.68% Up to 80% Up to 30 years
10 Year Fixed 3.84% Up to 80% Up to 30 years

Select Commercial has excellent apartment building loan and multifamily loan products and options available for owners and purchasers of multi-family and apartment properties throughout the state of Georgia. 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. Georgia is one of the states that we consider to be a premium market for apartment building loans 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 GA 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.

Georgia Apartment Loan Benefits

Georgia Apartment loan rates start as low as 3.52% (as of February 17th, 2020)
• No upfront application or processing fees 
• Simplified application process 
• Up to 80% LTV on apartment financing 
• Terms and amortizations up to 30 years 
• Loans for purchase and refinance, including cash-out 
• 24 hour written pre-approvals with no cost and no obligation

Georgia Apartment Loan Types We Serve

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

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

Multifamily Loan Outlook - 2020

Across the country, experts predict that the multifamily market should continue with its strong performance into 2020. There are several crucial factors that support this favorable prediction, a few of which are delineated below. While there are also a variety of political and financial conditions present that combine to add a level of uncertainty to the market, the positives are anticipated to outweigh the negatives for investors in the multifamily sector in 2020. Firstly, healthy and viable labor markets are expected to continue to drive the demand for multifamily housing. Continued growth in employment rates is expected to fuel new multifamily household creation. In 2019, employers were on pace to create over 2 million net new jobs, making it the ninth straight year where employment growth came in at or above 2 million jobs. Secondly, apartment rents have been rising incredibly fast over the past several years. Late in 2019, California passed rent control legislation. However, as the law allows for annual rent increases of about five percent, rent is still expected to increase significantly. Some of the realities driving rents higher in top markets include increases demand for multifamily housing, rising land and construction costs and an influx of higher-end, luxury projects coming to the market. With these conditions in place, landlords are going to find themselves making more in rental income in 2020.

Experts further predict that buying and developing in the suburbs will remain the best bet for multifamily investors in 2020. They expect suburban multifamily growth to outperform urban as it maintains lower vacancy rates and achieves higher rent growth. According to CBRE Research, the top four markets for multifamily performance in the coming year are Phoenix, Atlanta, Austin and Boston. These four metros are very high-growth cities when considering metrics such as multifamily demand, population and employment. Additionally, construction and development are very active in these markets. Smaller metros and cities should also maintain prominence in the considerations of investors and developers. While the risk of overbuilding may be higher in smaller markets, there are several markets that appear to be primed for exceptional multifamily performance. Many smaller metros are undergoing a significant development of their urban centers, thereby improving quality of life and helping them to retain their employment base. Of these smaller markets, seven metros had 4% or higher rent growth as of the third quarter of 2019 and are incredibly likely candidates for outperformance in 2020: Albuquerque, Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Dayton, Greensboro, Memphis, and Tucson.

Georgia Apartment Loan Options

Our company has multiple capital sources for these apartment loans, including: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, national banks, regional and local banks, insurance companies, Wall Street conduit lenders, credit unions and private lenders.

Georgia Apartment Financing with Fannie Mae (FNMA)

Fannie Mae’s multifamily loan platform is one the leading sources of capital for 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 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).

Georgia Apartment Mortgages with Freddie Mac (FHLMC)

Freddie Mac is another government agency that provides mortgage capital in the secondary market for apartment building loans. Together, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac control a very large portion of the multifamily market. Freddie Mac has a very aggressive program for small balance 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.

Georgia Apartment Lending with Banks and Other Programs

While the agencies (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) 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:

  • 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 loan requests of all sizes, beginning at $1,000,000. Click here to get started with a free loan quote.

Georgia Multifamily Loan Information and Economic Overview

Investors looking for a potentially lucrative commercial real estate investment may want to look at properties in Georgia. Georgia is home to some of the fastest-growing counties in the country and its capital city of Atlanta is the economic center of the southern United States. More than 16 Fortune 500 companies are located in Georgia, including the likes of Delta Airlines, Coca Cola and The Home Depot. The state’s economy runs on highly a diverse industry base that depends upon agriculture, manufacturing, logistics and the energy sector and is a competitive real estate market.

The average value of commercial real estate properties in Georgia is about $140,000 with a median of just over $186,000. In the last two years there have been over 145,000 commercial sales, with over 56,000 selling for more than $250,000, almost 13,000 sales valued at over $1,000,000, and about 1,700 sales assessed at over $10,000,000. In Georgia, the median price per square foot of commercial real estate properties is $95. The average commercial real estate lot size in Georgia is 43,560 square feet, 56% above the country’s average. There are just under 1.5 million commercial real estate properties in Georgia, 190% below the United States average. The total acreage is over 20.5 million acres and the collective building area for commercial properties in Georgia is over 65 million square feet. In terms of commercial mortgages, there are almost 865,000 mortgages for commercial real estate properties throughout the state of Georgia. The average value of those commercial mortgages is over $6.4 million, 21% above the United States average. This data indicates that Georgia is a very attractive place to attain a commercial mortgage loan for investors.

Atlanta is by far the largest market in the state and is the first place investors should look to when trying to obtain commercial mortgage financing. Both a strong economy and population growth continued to enhance Atlanta’s multifamily and apartment building market last year. Atlanta ranks third for apartment rent growth among the major cities in the country with an average rate increase of 5.9 percent year-over-year. Despite a stable pipeline of new construction projects, the occupancy rate in stabilized properties has increased over 30 basis points over the year indicating that multifamily and apartment demand still remains healthy. Roughly $6 billion in multifamily assets traded last year and with about 9,000 units scheduled to come open this year Atlanta rents are expected to rise over 3 percent in 2019. Historically it has been uncommon for Atlanta multifamily and apartment rents to increase at a higher rate than the country’s average, partially because the Atlanta supply volume typically runs high. However, due to the strong local economy, the market was able to absorb its share of increased multifamily completions relatively well. Due to strengthening occupancy, building operators were comfortable bumping up apartment rents to new heights. The industrial market in Atlanta continues to thrive due in part to the city’s role as a prominent regional and national distribution center, the growing Port of Savannah, and from its own strong demographic growth. While vacancy rates have increased recently, they are still well below Atlanta’s historical average. Due to low vacancies, landlords have maintained the upper hand in determining rent prices and rent growth continues to outpace the national average. Due to both a limited construction supply and steady demand, Atlanta’s office market is incredibly healthy as well. While construction is beginning to ramp up, new supply is still well below Atlanta’s historical average. This new supply hasn’t really impacted rent prices yet, as rent growth continues to outpace not only Atlanta’s historical average but the national average as well. Thus, Georgia is a wonderful place to look into receiving commercial mortgage financing in order to take advantage of all the region has to offer!

Georgia Apartment Loans

Select Commercial provides apartment loans and multifamily loans throughout the state of Georgia including but not limited to the areas below.

AtlantaAugusta • Columbus • Macon • Savannah • Athens • Sandy Springs • Roswell • Albany • Johns Creek