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Miami Apartment Loan Rates - Rates updated September 25th, 2022

Miami Apartment Loan Rates Over $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.37% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.12% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.08% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Miami Apartment Loan Rates Under $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.47% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.22% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.18% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
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Select Commercial has excellent Miami Apartment loan products and options available for owners and purchasers of multifamily properties throughout the city of Miami. 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. Miami 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 Miami FL 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.

Miami Apartment Loan Benefits

Miami Apartment Loan rates start as low as 5.08% (as of September 25th, 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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Apartment Loan Basics

Miami Apartment Loan Types We Serve

If you are looking to purchase or refinance a Miami apartment building, don't hesitate to contact us. We arrange financing in the city of Miami 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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How to Calculate Debt Service Coverage Ratio for Apartment Loans
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2022 Miami Apartment Loan Outlook

Record Low Vacancy Rates Draws Investors from Around the World to Miami

Miami has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country. During the pandemic, Miami was a major destination for apartment renters looking to avoid strict lockdowns in the Northeast and on the West Coast. As a result, Miami saw strong reductions in vacancy in 2021. Low vacancy rates are expected to continue in the near future as the market attracts more workers, raising the local population. The number of high-level executives and other employees on job waiting lists from JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs looking to relocate to Miami is at record levels. Recent drops in vacancy have come without the usual growth in international tourism, which should increase in 2022 as travel bans and restrictions ease. In addition, an increase in cruise ship activity will strengthen job growth in the leisure and hospitality markets. The number of jobs in those areas remains roughly 25,000 below the pre-pandemic level and a return to prior employment levels is expected to lower the unemployment rate, which is currently one of the highest in Florida.

High investment returns keep investors active in the market. Investors are enjoying good investment returns in Miami along with the expectation of continued rent growth. Despite record low vacancy rates, construction will decline in 2022, allowing investors an opportunity to purchase apartment properties with potential upside rent growth. National buyers are the most active in the Miami market, totaling roughly 80% of the apartment sales in 2021. More national investment is projected in 2022, especially from Latin America buyers. These investors tend to choose South Florida due to familial experience or the desire to use property ownership in order to obtain a visa. In addition, Miami submarkets enter 2022 with average cap rates in the low- to mid-5% range. Top-tier investment returns fall into the 4% range, and even lower for A-plus properties or high-rise apartments. Lower-tier apartment properties in the suburbs can be purchased with initial returns in the high-5% range.

2022 Miami Multifamily Forecast and Miami Apartment Loan Economics

Miami has a National Multifamily Index ranking of 10. A strong rate of rent growth, low apartment vacancy and a growing employment count create Miami’s high ranking.

Employment is up 4.7%. Companies add 56,000 positions this year as Miami looks to recoup all of the jobs lost during the pandemic.

New construction adds 6,900 apartment units. Developers slow the rate of construction in 2022 as inventory grows by just 2.2%. In 2021, builders added 10,300 apartment units to the market.

Vacancy rates up 20 basis points. The vacancy rate should hit 2.3% by the end of 2022, one of the lowest levels in the country. In 2021, the vacancy rate dropped 270 basis points.

Apartment rents are up 7%. After a strong 16.1% rise in 2021, the average effective rent is expected to reach $2,077 per month in 2022. Rent growth is very strong due to the very high cost of home ownership.

Investment in Miami apartments. International purchasers and large institutional buyers both vie for high-end apartments in Miami. Local buyers gravitate to the suburbs.

Miami 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 the apartment loan rate increases will affect market activity in 2022.

All data provided by Marcus and Millichap

2021 Miami Apartment Market and Trends

As vaccines continue to be administered throughout 2021 in Miami, the demand for multifamily living space should continue to grow. More stores will continue to open and employees will need places to live in the city in 2021. Additionally, The Follow the Sun campaign was launched in Miami which should attract a lot of new companies to the Miami metro area in 2021. Miami’s median house price has risen about 14 percent since last year so many people will need to rent in 2021. Suburban multifamily units, particularly in the Coral Gables-South Miami and West Miami-Doral submarkets, have been garnering greater interest in 2021.

About 67,400 jobs were lost in the Miami metro due to COVID-19. While the city should recoup a lot of those jobs, it will likely take beyond 2021 to recover all of the lost positions. However, the city’s employment rate is expected to grow 3.9%, an increase of 45,000 jobs. There are a bunch of multifamily construction projects in the pipeline in 2021. The pace of completions should accelerate as 9,500 new units are completed in Miami in 2021. As more apartments are set to be completed, the vacancy rate should rise 80 basis points into the mid 5 percent range. Higher vacancy rates will slightly push down rents as rents are set to decrease about 0.2% in 2021.

- 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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    Long-Overlooked Submarkets Stand Out With Strong Upside Potential and Healthy Multifamily Demand Factors

    Apartment renter pool remains full with little relief from the single-family housing market. Warm weather and tax benefits are attracting more residents to Miami from out of state, driving housing demand and powering the apartment sector through 2020. Job growth in the market remains healthy going into the next decade, supported by a maturing tech ecosystem and strong international business ties that beckon young professionals. Land constraints and high construction costs have led to one of the most challenging single-family housing markets in the nation for first-time buyers. The median home price was more than six times higher than the median household income at the end of 2019, contributing to a robust apartment development pipeline as builders work to meet demand. Construction activity is elevated in some of Miami’s suburbs including the Coral Gables/South Miami area and West Miami/Doral, neighborhoods that have been undersupplied and contain rapidly growing segments of the population. Investors looking to purchase property in the Miami market should definitely look into taking out an apartment loan to finance their acquisition.

    Attractive yield profile and underlying apartment demand fuel interest in suburban markets. Healthy demographics and a high propensity to rent will motivate investors to deploy more capital in Miami this year. As many multifamily assets have traded already this cycle, buyers are being challenged with finding properties to match acquisition criteria. Class A apartment assets in the urban core will remain a target of institutional groups, which accept yields near 4 percent as they trade higher returns for underlying security. High pricing closer to downtown Miami encourages investors to boost acquisitions in more suburban locations, areas that will stand out this year for their remaining upside and multifamily investment opportunities. Initial yields in areas including Miami Gardens, Hialeah and North Miami Beach fall in the upper-5 percent to mid-6 percent band. Apartments in suburban submarkets have faced little competition from new supply as workers are trading longer commutes for more affordable rent. Miami is a great market for investors to finance their next apartment purchase with a multifamily loan.

    2020 Miami Apartment Market Forecast

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    The Miami National Multifamily Index Rank is at 28, down 6 places. Miami’s stabilizing rent growth and several markets moving up push Miami down the NMI this year.

    Employment in Miami is up 1.8%. This year 22,500 jobs will be created, a deceleration from the 2.5 percent expansion posted in 2019, as a tight labor market creates challenges for employers in search of qualified workers.

    Construction in Miami is expected to exceed 6,200 apartment units. Deliveries reach their highest level in at least two decades this year and surpass last year’s total of 6,000 units.

    Vacancy in Miami is down 10 bps. Demand outpaces supply growth, compressing the vacancy rate to 3.4 percent after falling 50 basis points last year.

    Rent in Miami is up 3.6%. Tight operations lift the average effective rent to $1,750 per month in 2020, a slowdown from the 4.5 percent increase registered last year.

    Investment opportunities in Miami remain strong for those looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Rent regulations in other gateway markets along with higher yields will attract investors and developers, targeting areas of growth including North Miami Beach and South Miami. We highly recommend any investors looking to buy in the Miami market to reach out to us regarding 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.

    Miami Apartment Loan Options

    Miami Freddie Mac Apartment loans

    Miami 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


    Miami Fannie Mae Apartment loans

    The Miami Fannie Mae multifamily loan platform is one the leading sources of capital for Miami 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


    Miami 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

    Miami 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:

    • Miami 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.

    Miami Apartment Building Loans

    Select Commercial provides Apartment Loans and multifamily loans throughout Miami, Florida including, but not limited to, the areas below.


    Allapattah, Brickell, Buena Vista, Civic Center, Coconut Grove, Coral Way, Design District, Downtown, Edgewater, Flagami, Grapeland Heights, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Lummus Park, Midtown, Omni, Overtown, Park West, The Roads, Upper East Side, Venetian Islands, Virginia Key, West Flagler, Wynwood.