Rising interest rates may make investors nervous. Concerns about increased borrowing costs, downward pressure on values, and elevated construction prices are certainly valid. But there may be a silver lining for multifamily investors in that rising rates also impact households, and could do so in manner that benefits apartment demand.
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moves almost in lock step with the 10-year Treasury. As interest rates have risen, so have mortgage rates, leaving fewer households able to afford a mortgage.
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