San Jose Apartment Loans

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San Jose Apartment Loan Rates - Rates updated January 30th, 2023

San Jose Apartment Loan Rates Over $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.97% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.77% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.70% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
San Jose Apartment Loan Rates Under $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Apartment 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 5.21% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.87% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Apartment 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 4.80% Up to 80% Get Free Quote

San Jose Apartment Loan FAQs

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.

How do we help our San Jose apartment loan clients get the best rate and terms?

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Select Commercial has excellent San Jose apartment loan products and options available for owners and purchasers in need of multifamily properties throughout the city of San Jose. Whether you need an apartment lender to finance a small apartment property, a complex with hundreds of units, or a co-operative, we can help you find the optimal apartment loan solution to meet your apartment 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. San Jose is one of the cities that we consider to be a premium market and we actively look to originate good quality apartment loans here for our clients. We have a diverse array of many available loan products to help qualified San Jose CA 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.

San Jose Apartment Loan Benefits

San Jose Apartment Loan rates start as low as 4.70% (as of January 30th, 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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Apartment Loan Basics

San Jose Apartment Loan Types We Serve

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

How to Get the Best Rate on a Multifamily Loan
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 2022 Update
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What You Need to Know About Freddie Mac SBL Multifamily Loans
How to Calculate Debt Service Coverage Ratio for Apartment Loans
Apartment Occupancy Levels – Concern in Some Major US Markets
How to Invest in an Apartment Building
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Apartment Loans - Recent Closings

What are the market conditions expected for San Jose Apartment Loans in 2023?

Experts anticipate above average performance for the multifamily sector in 2023. Occupancy rates are expected to remain above 95% and rental rates are expected to grow by 4%. These figures are not as robust as the past couple of years, however, which saw vacancy rates under 3% and rent growth in the double digits. During the second and third quarters of 2022, leasing activity for apartment buildings was slow. This coincided with a solid pace of new multifamily deliveries to the market. The combination of slower leasing activity and heightened supply caused the overall vacancy rate to increase by 150 basis points in the middle portion of 2022. Throughout 2023, vacancy rates will likely continue to rise at a slower pace and move toward the 20-year average of 5%.


The overall multifamily housing demand is expected to remain strong in 2023. With inflation continuing to impact consumer spending, more and more renters are determining whether to renew their leases. While new leasing activity stalled throughout the middle portion of 2022, the overall multifamily demand remained pretty strong. The rise in home prices and residential mortgage rates is also helping to increase multifamily demand. Monthly payments for homes purchased in the third quarter of 2022 were, on average, 57% more than monthly apartment rents. That difference is the widest gap on record. Even if home values and mortgage rates decrease in 2023, the relatively lower cost of renting will support multifamily demand.


Rapidly rising interest rates on multifamily loans caused multifamily investment activity to slow down in the second half of 2022. Many buyers not willing to pay higher rates for apartment loans stepped out of the market. As apartment loan rates stabilize in 2023, many buyers will return to the market and look to finance apartment building investments with multifamily loans. The multifamily sector has historically been one of the most attractive sectors to investors. Over the past decade, the multifamily sector has seen average annual total returns of 9.3%. Additionally, this sector offers multifamily loan options from both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These apartment loan options are not available for other asset classes. As the market stabilizes in 2023, more and more investors will look to acquire apartment buildings and finance them with agency apartment loans.


One other factor that caused the multifamily sector to stall in 2022 is that buyers expected cap rates to increase commensurate with the rise in interest rates, but sellers still expected higher prices.  This caused many deals to simply not cash flow. Cap rates are expected to increase in 2023. With this increase, many buyers will have the option to finance acquisitions with apartment loans at more attractive prices.

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San Jose Apartment Loan Outlook - 2022

Office Re-openings by Technology Companies Anticipated to Bolster Both Apartment Renters and Investors

Major employers expected to produce another strong year for the apartment market. The anticipated return of Apple and Google employees to their offices will benefit and boost the apartment market. Apartment vacancy rates dropped to pre-Covid levels late in 2021 as work from home employees moved back to their apartments in preparation for a return to the office. The timing of the rebound as compared to nearby San Francisco is in part due to Google’s delayed announcement that their offices would not completely reopen for business until early 2022 due to the continuing pandemic. Smaller technology firms that do business with these largest firms followed suit, bringing their own employees back to the office in late 2021. As vacancy rates were low beginning 2022 and the amount of pending new construction is low, rent gains will be the major source of growth in the apartment market in 2022. Potential for occupancy growth exists with Class C apartment buildings. Vacancy in these apartments will drop as more blue-collar workers return to their jobs in service industries that cater to the high-tech firms, such as restaurants and transportation.

Buyers are actively buying apartments in the South Bay market. Prior to the influx of renters returning to the market, there was a point in time when sales prices dropped slightly. This provided an opportunity for investors who moved quickly. These investors are expected to remain in the market in 2022. Investors will need to understand the new rent control regulations and the amount and location of new construction projects that should govern investor interest in 2022. For instance, Sunnyvale, does not have rent control regulations and is in close proximity to many large employers, making the area active with renters. Regulations in nearby Mountain View, on the other hand, cause investor concern and make values harder to estimate. Apartment buyers seek properties near Google’s Downtown West campus, which will create housing needs for over 20,000 employees. Cap rates in the various areas of the market depend on the travel distance to the major employers. Higher end apartments close to Google and Apple can sell in the mid-3% to 4% percent range depending on distance. Class B apartment properties are selling in the low-4% range beginning 2022, while Class C apartment properties have been averaging in the mid- to high-4% range.

2022 Apartment Market Forecast and San Jose Apartment Loan Economics

San Jose has a National Multifamily Index ranking of 26. Declining apartment vacancy rates helps San Jose’s ranking, but a difficult economic recovery from the pandemic keeps San Jose in the middle of the rankings in 2022.

Employment is up 3.4%. After rising 5.5% in 2021, employers will add 38,000 new jobs in 2022, representing a 3.4% increase.

New construction adds 4,400 apartment units. The rate of new construction drops slightly in 2022 as inventory growth slows to 2.4%. North Sunnyvale and Santa Clara will receive a total of 1,800 new apartment units.

Apartment vacancy drops 20 basis points. New job growth helps lower vacancy rates in 2022 to 3.2%. In 2021, the city’s vacancy rate dropped 270 basis points as workers returned to their offices.

Apartment rents are up 6%. Tight conditions will allow owners the ability to raise the average effective rent 6% to $2,920 per month, after an 11% increase in 2021.

Investment in San Jose apartments. Investor’s interest in adding South Bay apartments to their holdings will keep investors active in 2022, especially smaller investors seeking 10- to 15-unit apartment buildings.

San Jose 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 San Jose apartment loan rate increases will affect market activity in 2022.

All data provided by Marcus and Millichap

San Jose Apartment Market and Trends - 2021

The apartment market in San Jose performed very well in second quarter of 2021. This growth was posited to continue as big companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google were set to have their employees return to in-person work. However, the increase of COVID cases due to the delta variant caused both Apple and Facebook to delay bringing employees back to the office until January of 2022. Google pushed back its full office opening until mid-October while also mandating vaccines for workers. Although these delays will slow down the improvement in vacancy and rents in the second half of 2021, the eventual return of employees to these large companies will most likely cause smaller companies to follow suit and bring their workers back to in-person work.

Employment is up in the San Jose market in 2021. About 64,000 jobs are expected to be created this year. This amounts to a gain of about 6 percent jobs in 2021. The total number of jobs in 2021 will be approximately 3 percent below the previous peak set in the fourth quarter of 2019 Construction of new apartment units is up in the San Jose market in 2021. About 5,350 new units will be completed this year. This will be a growth of about 3 percent in available stock in 2021. Vacancy is down in the San Jose market in 2021. The vacancy rate is expected to decrease 130 basis points to 4.8 percent. Rents are up in 2021. Rents are expected to increase 3.7 percent to an average effective rent of $2,572 in 2021.

Apartment Loan Outlook - 2021

  • 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.

    San Jose Freddie Mac Apartment loans

    San Jose 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


    San Jose Fannie Mae Apartment loans

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


    San Jose FHA Multifamily Loans

    FHA 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 FHA will underwrite the loan in order to provide the insurance. There are two primary types of FHA insured loans that multifamily investors can take advantage of.

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    San Jose HUD Multifamily Loans

    HUD 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 HUD Multifamily Loans


    San Jose Apartment Loans 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:

    • San Jose 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.

    San Jose Apartment Loans

    Select Commercial provides apartment loans throughout San Jose, California including, but not limited to, the areas below.


    Willow Glen • Airport / North San Jose • East San Jose • Silver Creek Valley • West San Jose • Fairgrounds • Downtown • Burbank • Berryessa • Blossom Valley • North Valley • Almaden Valley • Cambrian • Alum Rock • Rose Garden • Evergreen • Edenvale • Santa Teresa