Multifamily Minute Reader Reflections: When Do You Start the Refi Process?
Our 40,000+ readers told us when they start looking to refinance their multifamily loans. The results were surprising — in a great way.Better Financing Starts with More Options$1.2M offered by a Bank at 6.0%$2M offered by an Agency at 5.6%$1M offered by a Credit Union at 5.1%Click Here to Get Quotes
This past week, the survey question I put to our more than 40,000 Multifamily Minute subscribers was this: When do you start looking for a refinance?
With interest rates rising, I figured this could be an interesting breakdown on how early folks are looking to grab that next loan — if they're planning to get in early before the next increase, or if they're holding out for a better rate in the future.
I don't know if I really got an answer to my deeper question, but the responses were fascinating. More than half of our readers plan to look for a refinance three to six months before their loan is due. That, in itself, doesn't surprise me so much.
Read on to find out what did surprise me.
Percent of Respondents
1 to 3 months in advance
3 to 6 months in advance
6 to 9 months in advance
9 to 12 months in advance
A year or more in advance
I wait for my lender to contact me
So, what really surprised me — in a great way — is that literally no one said they waited for their current lender to reach out to them.
That speaks volumes to the understanding that yesterday's lender may not be today's best bet. Who is? I can give you a broad list, but the reality is it depends on you, your investment strategy, your location — and tens of other factors.
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