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Washington Apartment Loan Rates - Rates updated September 26th, 2021

Washington Apartment Loan Programs Over $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 2.58% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 2.69% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 2.90% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Washington Apartment Loan Programs Under $6,000,000 Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily 5 Year Fixed Loan Rates 3.22% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 7 Year Fixed Loan Rates 3.23% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily 10 Year Fixed Loan Rates 3.25% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
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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 Washington. 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. Washington 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 WA 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.

Washington Apartment Loan Benefits

Washington Apartment Loan rates start as low as 2.58% (as of September 26th, 2021)
• 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

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Washington Apartment Loan Types We Serve

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

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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.

    Washington Multifamily Loan Information and Economic Overview

    Seattle Economic Trends Seattle Economic Trends

    Washington State is a great place for investors to look for commercial mortgage financing to help procure commercial and multifamily properties. The average value of commercial real estate properties in the state of Washington is over $675,000. The median sales price of these properties is just under $322,000. In the last two years there have been about 96,000 property sales, with slightly over 55,000 sales greater than $250,000, 15,500 sold for more than $1,000,000, and 2,500 appraised north of $10,000,000. The average price per square foot of commercial real estate properties in Washington is a tad below $180 while he average lot size of these properties is slightly more than 35,000 square feet, 36% above the country’s average. In terms of volume, there are about 994,000 commercial properties in Washington, 193% below the United States average, with a total acreage of about 11,300,000 acres. In terms of commercial mortgage loans, there are 934,458 mortgages for properties throughout the state of Washington. The average value of these commercial mortgages is about $8,500,000, 48% above the United States average. This information demonstrates that Washington State is a terrific place to receive commercial mortgage financing.

    Within the commercial real estate market, investors would benefit from looking into multifamily buildings in Washington. Nationwide, vacancy in the multifamily and apartment market has declined with a current rate of 7.0%. Due to both an increase in the demand for housing and inward migration, Washington has shown an even greater decline in vacancy rate. The statewide vacancy rate of 4.3% is predominantly driven by higher vacancy rates occurring in the more urbanized areas in Washington. As new supply continues to come into areas such as the Spokane, Clark County and Puget Sound markets, this vacancy rate underlines vital regional issues in the multifamily market. Even though vacancy rates differed throughout Washington, every county outside of the Puget Sound had vacancy rates below 3% for one-bedroom apartments. The lowest vacancy rate for these apartments was Walla Walla County at 0.0% while the highest rate was in Spokane County at 2.96%. Outside of the Puget Sound region, the highest rent levels for one-bedroom apartments are in the Chelan/Douglas county area with an average rent of $1,152. The lowest rents were recorded in Yakima County at $642 per month. The second most prevalent type of apartment and multifamily unit in the state are the units with two bedrooms and one bathroom. King County had the highest average 2BR/1 Bath unit rent at $1,746 while Yakima County recorded the lowest average rent of $807. Outside of the Puget Sound Region, the average vacancy rate for these units was 1.4%.

    Seattle has by far the most active commercial real estate market in the state. The city’s reputation as the home of huge corporate players such as Amazon, Starbucks and Microsoft has positively impacted its economy. Furthermore, the inflow of Fortune 500 companies into the city has increased interest in Class-A office space Downtown, while the need for living space for new high-paid workers has increased demand for luxury housing. Across the whole spectrum, the commercial real estate investment outlook remains positive. The JPMorgan Chase Seattle team recently closed a $4.8M refinance next to Roosevelt Station. The property is anticipated to serve as an extension of the light-rail line. Seattle's industrial market has remained strong this year. In Kent Valley, the vacancy rate was 4.2% up 0.04% year-over-year. The overall average asking rent was $7.45 per square foot. This data demonstrates that Seattle is the perfect place to look into receiving a commercial mortgage loan.

    2020 Seattle Apartment Market Forecast

    Seattle Completions vs. Absorption Seattle Completions vs. Absorption

    The Seattle National Multifamily Index Rank is at 2, up 3 places. Seattle claims the second-highest ranking in the 2020

    Employment in Seattle is up 2.3%. Index as employment gains outpace the national level. Employers add 50,000 jobs to company payrolls this year, down moderately from a 3.1 percent expansion recorded in 2019.

    Construction in Seattle is expected to exceed 10,300 apartment units. The delivery total holds above the previous five-year average in 2020 and climbs past the 9,990 units built last year.

    Vacancy in Seattle is up 40 bps. Net absorption pushes past 8,200 units this year, not enough to keep the vacancy rate from rising to 4.3 percent, reversing the 80-basis-point decline posted in 2019.

    Rent in Seattle is up 3.4%. Rent growth decelerates from the 4.4 percent increase registered last year, rising to $1,825 per unit at the end of 2020.

    Investment opportunities in Seattle remain strong for those looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Price points below the metro average and stout population gains among middle-class renters in more suburban locations will be on private investors’ radar this year. The areas of Everett, the Eastside and Kent will be major targets. We highly recommend any investors looking to buy in the Seattle market to reach out to us regarding a multifamily loan.

    Data provided by Marcus & Millichap.

    Seattle Vacancy and Rents Seattle Vacancy and Rents

    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.

    Washington 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.


    Fannie Mae Loan and Rate Information


    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 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).

    Freddie Mac Loan and Rate Information

    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 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.

    Washington 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. Get started with a Free Commercial Mortgage Loan Quote.

    Washington Multifamily Loan Information and Economic Overview

    Washington State is a great place for investors to look for commercial mortgage financing to help procure commercial and multifamily properties. The average value of commercial real estate properties in the state of Washington is over $675,000. The median sales price of these properties is just under $322,000. In the last two years there have been about 96,000 property sales, with slightly over 55,000 sales greater than $250,000, 15,500 sold for more than $1,000,000, and 2,500 appraised north of $10,000,000. The average price per square foot of commercial real estate properties in Washington is a tad below $180 while he average lot size of these properties is slightly more than 35,000 square feet, 36% above the country’s average. In terms of volume, there are about 994,000 commercial properties in Washington, 193% below the United States average, with a total acreage of about 11,300,000 acres. In terms of commercial mortgage loans, there are 934,458 mortgages for properties throughout the state of Washington. The average value of these commercial mortgages is about $8,500,000, 48% above the United States average. This information demonstrates that Washington State is a terrific place to receive commercial mortgage financing.

    Within the commercial real estate market, investors would benefit from looking into multifamily buildings in Washington. Nationwide, vacancy in the multifamily and apartment market has declined with a current rate of 7.0%. Due to both an increase in the demand for housing and inward migration, Washington has shown an even greater decline in vacancy rate. The statewide vacancy rate of 4.3% is predominantly driven by higher vacancy rates occurring in the more urbanized areas in Washington. As new supply continues to come into areas such as the Spokane, Clark County and Puget Sound markets, this vacancy rate underlines vital regional issues in the multifamily market. Even though vacancy rates differed throughout Washington, every county outside of the Puget Sound had vacancy rates below 3% for one-bedroom apartments. The lowest vacancy rate for these apartments was Walla Walla County at 0.0% while the highest rate was in Spokane County at 2.96%. Outside of the Puget Sound region, the highest rent levels for one-bedroom apartments are in the Chelan/Douglas county area with an average rent of $1,152. The lowest rents were recorded in Yakima County at $642 per month. The second most prevalent type of apartment and multifamily unit in the state are the units with two bedrooms and one bathroom. King County had the highest average 2BR/1 Bath unit rent at $1,746 while Yakima County recorded the lowest average rent of $807. Outside of the Puget Sound Region, the average vacancy rate for these units was 1.4%.

    Seattle has by far the most active commercial real estate market in the state. The city’s reputation as the home of huge corporate players such as Amazon, Starbucks and Microsoft has positively impacted its economy. Furthermore, the inflow of Fortune 500 companies into the city has increased interest in Class-A office space Downtown, while the need for living space for new high-paid workers has increased demand for luxury housing. Across the whole spectrum, the commercial real estate investment outlook remains positive. The JPMorgan Chase Seattle team recently closed a $4.8M refinance next to Roosevelt Station. The property is anticipated to serve as an extension of the light-rail line. Seattle's industrial market has remained strong this year. In Kent Valley, the vacancy rate was 4.2% up 0.04% year-over-year. The overall average asking rent was $7.45 per square foot. This data demonstrates that Seattle is the perfect place to look into receiving a commercial mortgage loan.

    Washington Apartment Loans

    Select Commercial provides apartment loans and commercial mortgages throughout the state of Washington including but not limited to the areas below.


    • Admiral • Greenwood • Pinehurst • Alki • Haller Lake • Pioneer Square • Arbor Heights • Hawthorne Hills • Queen Ann • Atlantic • Highland Park • Rainier Beach • Ballard • International District • Ravenna Bryant • Beacon Hill • Jackson Place • Roanoke Park • Belltown • Judkins Park • Roosevelt • Blue Ridge • Lake City • Seward Park • Boulevard Park • Laurelhurst • Sodo Distric • Brighton • Leschi • South Lake Union • Broadmoor • Licton Springs • South Park • Broadview • Loyal Heights • Squire Park • Capitol Hill • Madison Park • Sunset Hill • Cascade • Madison Valley • University District • Central District • Madrona • Uptown • Columbia City • Magnolia • Victory Heights • Crown Hill • Maple Leaf • View Ridge • Denny Triangle • Matthews Beach • Wallingford • Downtown • Meadowbrook • Wedgwood • Eastlake • Montlake • Seattle • Fauntleroy • Mount Baker • Westlake • First Hill • North Beach • Westwood • Fremont • Northgate • White Center • Garfield • Olympic Hills • Whittier Heights • Genesee District • Phinney Ridge • Windermere • Georgetown • Green Lake