Multifamily Minute Reader Reflections: How Will Bank Failures Impact Multifamily?
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After the high-profile collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, sentiment in our nation's banking system was shaken at some level. We asked our Multifamily Minute readers how they felt it could impact them.
Find the full results in the table below.
Impact on Multifamily
Percent of Respondents
It shouldn't have any major effects.
It'll get harder to get new financing.
Lending costs will go up even more.
I'll need to seek financing from larger banks.
Many of our respondents — 43% — said they don't imagine there will be any major impacts on their properties or financing. The second-largest cohort pointed to loan underwriting standards and general availability of financing as a potential outcome.
One interesting dynamic came through in the comments under the "other" option: Could it be that these banking mishaps could lead to better outcomes for borrowers?
One respondent mentioned that high-profile regional bank failures could lead to the Fed hitting the brakes on future rate hikes. That's a real possibility — and one we won't need to wait long to find out about. The next Fed meeting is about to begin.
My guess is we'll see another quarter-point bump, but I'm definitely open to being wrong.
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