Hunt Provides $5.4M Freddie Mac Loan for New Affordable Housing Project in Metro Atlanta

by Camren Skelton

MABLETON, GA. — Hunt Mortgage Group has provided a $5.4 million Freddie Mac loan for the development of Wisteria Place at Mableton, a 104-unit affordable housing community in Mableton, roughly 15 miles northwest of Atlanta. The loan is an 18-month Unfunded Forward Commitment that will include two six-month extension options. Following the construction phase, the loan will convert to a 16-year permanent loan with a 35-year amortization schedule. The loan was arranged on behalf of the borrower, BJS Floyd Wisteria LP. The Unfunded Forward Commitment loan provides construction-to-permanent financing for multifamily properties that are eligible for 9 percent low income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Wisteria Place of Mableton will be an age-restricted (55 and older) community with 21 of the units reserved for those earning 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), 62 reserved for those earning 61 percent of the AMI and 21 units at market rate. Missouri-based Sterling Bank is providing construction financing for the project. The community will feature a picnic area, koi pond, vegetable gardens, butterfly garden, gas grill area, covered gazebo, computer lab, theater, beauty salon and a classroom.

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