According to the USDA, 97 percent of the 2.1 million farms in the United States in 2012 were family-owned operations. Like most family-owned and operated businesses, one challenge often faced is the issue of succession
A new renovation mortgage from Fannie Mae gives borrowers enhanced options to improve their homes’ energy efficiency
According to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast, all of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases. These trends also are confirmed in NAR’s recent quarterly Commercial Real Estate Market Survey.
Ten percent, or $150.6 billion, of commercial and multifamily mortgages held by non-bank lenders and investors will mature in 2012, a 3 percent decline from the $154.7 billion that matured in 2011, and an 18 percent decline from 2010 according to today’s release of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2011 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Survey of Loan Maturity Volumes.