Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily projects are some of the most cautiously vetted in the commercial real estate industry. Their fixed-rate, fully-amortized, non-recourse loans offer some of the lowest interest rates in the business, but are underwritten twice – by HUD and the specific lender of interest. As a result, there are usually only a handful defaults per year. Even so, HUD has been searching for ways to streamline its underwriting process to reduce waste and inefficiency by eliminating unnecessary paperwork while still providing a higher level of underwriting detail, including environmental and physical property assessments, and higher quality reports (which further lower the risk of default).
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