commercial and multifamily mortgage loan rates

Apartment Loan Interest Rates


There are a variety of apartment mortgage products that can be used for the finance or refinance of multifamily properties throughout the US. Some of these products require previous experience while others are perfectly suitable for first-time investors. The type of loan available to any given borrower will be dependent on several underwriting factors, which are explained on the individual apartment loan product pages. Below is an overview of current multifamily interest rates, updated daily.

Current Apartment Loan Interest Rates and Terms

Although interest rates depend on the underwriting of the property’s location, LTV, DSCR, borrower’s experience and financial strength, as well as any required loan features, below are interest rates that are representative of good-quality apartment complexes in major markets with strong borrowers. However, keep in mind that because several underwriting factors affect final pricing, actual interest rates may be higher or lower than what is listed below.

Today's Multifamily Interest Rates

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What Kind of Loan Can I Get for an Apartment Building?

There are more loans available for multifamily properties than any other property type in the United States. The ultimate loan product that a borrower should use depends on several factors including previous experience, property hold time, required loan parameters, future liquidity needs, and whether or not the real estate could be sold during the loan. The main types of apartment loans that investors use are the following:

Conventional

Conventional mortgages are offered by savings institutions, banks, credit unions, or any other FDIC-insured institution. This type of loan is the most popular product for commercial real estate with small-balance loans because no prior experience is required. They almost always require personal guarantees and a strong global cash flow from the guarantors (i.e. enough to cover the monthly mortgage payments should something happen to the property and rents couldn’t be collected for a period of time).

Conventional Apartment Loan Rates
TermFixed RateFloating RateMax LTV*Max Amortization**
3 Years3.880% - 4.880%3.480% - 4.480%85% - Owner-Occupied / 75% - Investment30 Years
5 Years3.860% - 4.910%3.480% - 4.480%85% - Owner-Occupied / 75% - Investment30 Years
7 Years3.950% - 5.000%3.480% - 4.980%85% - Owner-Occupied / 75% - Investment30 Years
10 Years4.050% - 5.100%3.480% - 5.480%85% - Owner-Occupied / 75% - Investment30 Years
15 Years4.600% - 5.600%3.480% - 5.480%85% - Owner-Occupied / 75% - Investment15 Years

Loan Amount $1,000,000+
* Not available for all properties in all markets
** Priced on a per-transaction basis

CMBS

Also known as a conduit mortgage, this product is a non-recourse loan provided by a financial institution that funds the loan, then securitizes it with a pool of other loans that are converted into bonds collateralized by the underlying real estate. It is a good product for those needing underwriting standards that are more flexible than the agencies (Fannie & Freddie), LifeCos, or banks.

CMBS Loan Rates
TermFixed RateFloating RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years3.989% - 5.439%N/A75% - Investment30 Years
7 Years3.972% - 5.472%N/A75% - Investment30 Years
10 Years4.097% - 5.647%N/A75% - Investment30 Years

Loan Amount $2,000,000+
* Not available for all properties in all markets

Fannie Mae

This is a non-recourse multifamily loan product for loan amounts starting at $750,000 in primary MSAs and $1,000,000 in secondary MSAs. It requires previous multifamily experience unless a waiver is attained. Tertiary markets are only considered on an exception basis and would also require a waiver. If more than two waivers are required by any one loan request, the loan will almost certainly be declined by Fannie.

Standard Rates

FNMA Standard Multifamily Rates
TermFixed RateAdjustable RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years4.660%N/A55%30 Years
7 Years4.610%4.360%55%30 Years
10 Years4.650%N/A55%30 Years
12 Years4.710%N/A55%30 Years
15 Years4.740%N/A55%30 Years
30 Years4.910%N/A55%30 Years
5 Years4.910%N/A65%30 Years
7 Years4.860%4.580%65%30 Years
10 Years4.870%N/A65%30 Years
12 Years4.960%N/A65%30 Years
15 Years4.990%N/A65%30 Years
30 Years5.160%N/A65%30 Years
5 Years5.140%N/A80%30 Years
7 Years5.090%4.780%80%30 Years
10 Years5.120%N/A80%30 Years
12 Years5.190%N/A80%30 Years
15 Years5.220%N/A80%30 Years
30 Years5.390%N/A80%30 Years
* Not available for all properties in all markets

DUS Rates

FNMA Standard Multifamily Rates
TermFixed RateAdjustable RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years4.730%N/A55%30 Years
7 Years4.550%4.430%55%30 Years
10 Years4.540%N/A55%30 Years
12 Years4.640%N/A55%30 Years
15 Years4.710%N/A55%30 Years
30 Years5.280%N/A55%30 Years
5 Years4.950%N/A65%30 Years
7 Years4.770%4.650%65%30 Years
10 Years4.760%N/A65%30 Years
12 Years4.860%N/A65%30 Years
15 Years4.960%N/A65%30 Years
30 Years5.500%N/A65%30 Years
5 Years5.150%N/A80%30 Years
7 Years4.970%4.850%80%30 Years
10 Years4.960%N/A80%30 Years
12 Years5.060%N/A80%30 Years
15 Years5.160%N/A80%30 Years
30 Years5.700%N/A80%30 Years
* Not available for all properties in all markets

Freddie Mac

This loan product is very similar to a Fannie loan is almost all respects; it is non-recourse (outside of the standard “carve-out” clauses), and is for experienced investors with properties in major markets. The main difference between this product and Fannie is the available term and prepayment penalty structures structures (i.e. fixed-to-floating hybrid, step-down prepayment penalties available).

Standard Rates

Freddie Mac Apartment Loan Rates
TermFixed RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years4.290%80%30 Years
7 Years4.500%80%30 Years
10 Years4.690%80%30 Years
* Not available for all properties in all markets

SBL Rates

Freddie Mac SBL Apartment Loan Rates
TermFixed RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years4.760%80%30 Years
7 Years4.550%80%30 Years
10 Years4.610%80%30 Years
* Not available for all properties in all markets

FHA

Many borrowers don’t realize that FHA loans can also be made on multifamily properties in addition to residential homes. The multifamily product is a non-recourse, large-balance mortgage product that is federally guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is a very good option for experienced investors with large-scale buildings and higher loan amounts. Substantial multifamily experience or previous HUD ownership/management experience is required for this program. It may be used for construction or existing properties.

FHA Multifamily Interest Rates
TermFixed RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
35 Years4.047%83.3% - Investment35 Years
40 Years4.447%80% - Construction40 Years
Loan Amount: $5,000,000
* Not available for all properties in all markets

USDA

Although it can be made directly in some circumstances, a USDA multifamily loan is typically made by a financial institution, then guaranteed by the US Department of Agriculture. It is targeted toward low-income, elderly and disabled individuals. This product may be used for the acquisition or construction of multifamily housing in eligible rural areas with populations of 50,000 or less.

USDA Multifamily Loan Rates
TermFloating RateFixed Rate**Max LTV*Max Amortization*
5 Years5.500% - 8.500%PTB80% - Owner-Occupied or Investment30 Years
7 Years5.500% - 8.500%PTB80% - Owner-Occupied or Investment30 Years
10 Years5.500% - 8.500%PTB80% - Owner-Occupied or Investment30 Years
30 YearsPTBPTB80% - Owner-Occupied or Investment30 Years

Loan Amount $1,000,000-$25,000,000
* Not available for all property types
** Priced on per-transaction basis

Insurance

Offered by insurance companies (typically life insurance), this is the most conservative of all the mortgage products, but many times offers the lowest interest rates; most insurance lenders prefer newer, high-quality properties at low leverage in major markets and very experienced investors and requires that you go through a correspondent like Commercial Loan Direct. This product is typically used for stabilized properties, but may be used for construction in limited circumstances.

Insurance Multifamily Interest Rates
TermFixed Rate*Floating RateMax LTV*Max Amortization*
5 Years3.839% - 4.439%N/A70% - Investment30 Years
7 Years3.872% - 4.722%N/A70% - Investment30 Years
10 Years4.047% - 5.147%N/A70% - Investment30 Years
20-30 Years4.297% - 5.647%N/A70% - Investment30 Years

Loan Amount: $5,000,000
* Not available for all property types

Bridge

These are shorter-term loans used for the limited renovation and/or re-stabilization of a distressed, under-performing, or vacant property. Because bridge loans are only used for riskier projects, they have higher interest rate loans than most other loan products. After the work is completed and the property is fully stabilized, the borrower can refinance into one of the more conventional, lower-interest rate loan products mentioned in this section.

Bridge Multifamily Loan Rates
TermFloating RateFixed RateMax LTV*Max Amortization**
6 Months6.480% - 12.480%N/A80% - InvestmentI/O
12 Months6.480% - 12.480%N/A80% - InvestmentI/O
24 Months6.480% - 12.480%N/A80% - InvestmentI/O
36 Months6.480% - 12.480%N/A80% - InvestmentI/O

Loan Amount: $1,000,000+
* Not available for all property types or areas; may calculate using LTC instead of LTV
** Interest-Only

Construction

With terms between 12-36 months, construction loans are used for substantial rehabilitation, re-development, or acquisition and development of a brand new property. After the construction is completed, the loan will either be refinanced into a permanent product or rolled over into a permanent loan (called “construction to perm”) with the same lender. These rates can range substantially depending on the lender, property type, market, and loan product.

Constuction Apartmemt Loan Rates
TermFloating RateFixed Rate*Max LTV*Max Amortization**
6 Months6.480% - 10.480%N/A75% - Owner-Occupied or InvestmentI/O
12 Months6.480% - 10.480%N/A75% - Owner-Occupied or InvestmentI/O
24 Months6.480% - 10.480%N/A75% - Owner-Occupied or InvestmentI/O
36 Months6.480% - 10.480%N/A75% - Owner-Occupied or InvestmentI/O

Loan Amount: $3,000,000+
* Not available for all property types or areas; may calculate using LTC instead of LTV
** Interest-Only

Mezzanine (“mezz debt”)

Typically used in conjunction with a CMBS or private money loan, a mezzanine loan is a debt-equity hybrid security that is put into a second-lien position (behind another “senior secured” lender). These are used when the borrower needs additional leverage to finance a specific piece of commercial real estate. It can be used for both either the acquisition or refinance of an investment property.

Mezzanine Multifamily Loan Rates
TermFixed RateFloating RateMax LTV*Max Amortization
5 Years7.439% - 9.439%N/A75% - Investment30 Years
7 Years7.472% - 9.472%N/A75% - Investment30 Years
10 Years7.647% - 9.647%N/A75% - Investment30 Years

Loan Amount: $1,000,000+
* Not available for all property types or areas
** Usually used in conjinction with CMBS loans, following the same underwriting standards

Hard Money

Hard Money Loans are offered by private investment institutions for the financing of properties that are not “bankable” due to borrower credit issues, property issues, or other reasons. Because of the extremely high interest rates (typically 12%+), we don’t recommend using this product unless the Borrower has significant experience with this type of loan and can refinance out or sell the property within a short, set time frame.

Apartment Loan FAQs

What is Multifamily Lending?

Multifamily lending is the equivalent of apartment lending. Multifamily loans are made on properties that have at least 5 apartment units and are zoned commercially, whereas single family loans are made on properties with 4 units or less. If a property has a commercial component (i.e. retail store) and 4 units or less, the property would be considered “mixed use” and would need to be financed on a commercial loan rather than a multifamily loan.

How Much Down Payment Do I Need for an Apartment Loan?

The required down payment will ultimately depend upon the property’s cash flow, DSCR, and multifamily loan product chosen, but you should plan on putting at least 25% down on a property for purchase. One exception to the 75% loan-to-value is through the Fannie and Freddie multifamily programs; for buildings in primary markets with sufficient cash flow on the property, the agency programs can go up to an 80% LTV (i.e. 20% down payment).

What is the Current Prime Lending Rate?

KEY MARKET INTERESTS
Index
Rates
Prime
5.500%
30 Day Libor
2.480%
90 Day Libor
2.600%
6 Month Libor
2.631%
1 Year Swap
2.755%
2 Year Swap
2.549%
3 Year Swap
2.425%
5 Year Swap
2.439%
7 Year Swap
2.472%
10 Year Swap
2.647%
30 Year Swap
2.850%
5 Year Treasury
2.410%
7 Year Treasury
2.500%
10 Year Treasury
2.600%
10 Year SBA 504 Purchase
4.620%
20 Year SBA 504 Purchase
4.360%
25 Year SBA 504 Purchase
4.530%
10 Year SBA 504 Refinance
4.660%
20 Year SBA 504 Refinance
4.390%
25 Year SBA 504 Refinance
4.560%

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Note: The commercial mortgage rates displayed in this website should be used as a guideline and do not represent a commitment to lend. Commercial Loan Direct and CLD Financial, LLC are not liable for any commercial mortgage interest rate or data entry errors that might affect the displayed commercial loan rates. Commercial loan rates may change at any time and without notice.