Apartment Building

Fannie Mae Structured Adjustable Rate Apartment Loans

Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Mortgage Business offers long term financing with a very competitive variable interest rate that is convertible to a fixed rate. This program provides low-cost financing, convertible to fixed-rate financing, flexible prepayment options, and the ability to choose an interest rate cap. Eligible property types include existing, stabilized conventional, affordable housing, seniors housing, student housing, and manufactured housing properties. This program has a minimum loan amount of $25 million.

Term5, 7, 10 years
Amortization Up to 30 years, based on the property type. Amortization schedule is based on the current fixed-interest rate for a comparable maturity, set at closing. A level monthly principal payment is calculated using a straight-line accrual of the expected total amortization to be collected over the loan term.
Max LTV75%
Min DSCR DSCR Calculator- 1.00x
- DSCR is calculated based on a variable underwriting rate equal to the index, plus margin, plus the interest rate cap escrow (if the cap term is shorter than the loan term), plus 3%, converted to an amortizing constant.
- Mortgage loan amount shall not exceed that of a fixed rate loan of similar terms.
Interest Rate- Interest rate adjusts based on changes to the underlying index and is equal to the index plus a margin, subject to periodic and/or lifetime caps as specified in the loan documents, but the interest rate shall never be less than the margin.
- No limit on rate changes.
Interest Rate Cap - Structured ARMs have no built-in periodic or lifetime caps. Instead, the borrower must purchase an interest rate cap from an approved interest rate cap provider.
- The term of the initial interest rate cap need not be equal to the term of the mortgage loan, but must be for at least 5 years.
- If the mortgage loan term is longer than the interest rate cap term, the borrower must escrow monthly for the purchase of the next interest rate cap.
Interest Rate Floor The interest rate will always be greater than the margin.
Interest RateFixed and variable rate options
Index1-month or 3-month LIBOR.
Rate Lock30 to 90-day commitments. An early rate lock feature is available allowing the borrower to lock a rate 45 to 180 days in advance of closing.
Conversion to Fixed Rate Loans have a conversion feature whereby the interest rate may be converted to a 7- or 10-year fixed-rate loan on any rate change date beginning with the first day of the second loan year and ending on the first day of the third month prior to maturity, provided the loan has not been delinquent during the previous 12 months and the borrower is not in default under any loan documents.
- No prepayment penalty charged at the time the ARM converts to a fixed rate.
- Minimal re-underwriting; lender determines that the current NOI can support the new fixed rate.
- No increase in the loan amount; loan may be eligible for a Supplemental loan.
- No change in guaranty or servicing fees when the loan converts.
  1. One-year lock-out, then declining prepayment premium; 4% second year, 3% third year, 2% fourth year, 1% thereafter.
  2. One-year lock-out followed by a 1% prepayment premium thereafter. No prepayment premium during the last 3 months of the loan term.

FNMA Multifamily Mortgages

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