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Multi-family residential

A multi-family residential property is a building with five or more residential units. Some examples include an apartment building, townhouse or row house.

The multi-family asset class is the most popular and largest portion of commercial real estate in Canada. Inventory is plentiful, and there is a range of options to suit every type of buyer. Many buyers choose multi-family because of the consistency of revenue and occupancy, making it a less risky type of investment. With multi-family, buyers can start small and grow their portfolios as they hone their operational expertise.

First National offers several solutions to meet the diverse needs of borrowers interested in multi-family assets.

CMHC financing

Typically, CMHC-insured financing offers lower interest rates and longer amortizations, enabling borrowers to manage cash flow more effectively and realize higher returns.

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Standard Financing

Standard financing is usually considered when borrowers are acquiring a new property or refinancing an existing one and want longer-term financing with predictable payments.

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Short-term (bridge) Financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years.

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Repositioning / renovating financing

This short-term financing option enables access to a property’s equity for improvements, renovations or repairs, eliminating the need to raise funds from personal sources.

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Secondary financing for multi-family residential property

Second mortgages are often used to access equity in a property when a borrower wants to purchase another asset or renovate/repair a property.

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Development / Construction

A construction loan helps borrowers manage periodic payments for contract work during the building of a real estate asset.

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CMHC financing

Typically, CMHC-insured financing offers lower interest rates and longer amortizations, enabling borrowers to manage cash flow more effectively and realize higher returns.

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Smart risk solutions in action for multi-family

See how we’ve applied our financing products innovatively to help multi-family borrowers achieve their goals with performance and value.

A new CMHC insured first mortgage used to refinance the existing mortgage

  • $15.3 Million
  • 179 units
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 29 years amortization
  • LTV: 60%

Pari-Passu Mortgage

  • $22.2 Million
  • 240 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 10 years term, 20 years amortization
  • LTV: 59.7%

Proceeds from this loan will be used to payout the existing First National, CMHC insured first mortgage

  • $7.9 Million
  • 42 units
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC insured first mortgage loan
  • 5 years term, 35 years amortization
  • LTV:85%

The loan will be used to renovate 24 units over 4 years.

  • $ 7 Million
  • 33 units
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Conventional Bridge - A/B structure
  • 2 years term, interest only amortization
  • LTV:74.8%

To finance the acquisition of a residential and commercial portfolio

  • $53.5 Million
  • 435 units
  • London, Ontario

Bridge-to close followed by CMHC loan Bridge:

  • 6 months term, interest only amortization

CMHC loan:

  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
    LTV: 61.8%"

A CMHC Insured First Mortgage on the subject property

  • $9.9 Million
  • 58 units
  • Bedford, Nova Scotia
  • CMHC financing
  • 5 years term, 30 years amortization
  • LTV: 85%"

A new first mortgage used to refinance both the first and the second mortgages registered against the property

  • $25 Million
  • 153 units
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • CMHC insured first mortgage
  • 10 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

New CMHC insured first mortgage used to refinance the existing first mortgage

  • $16 Million
  • 69 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • CMHC financing first mortgage 
  • 10 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 69.1%

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