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NAHB Survey: AD&C Credit Tightens for Land Acquisition, Multifamily Construction

NAHB’s newly published Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction Financing shows that while there may have been some modest easing in lending conditions for new single-family construction loans during the second quarter, that slight improvement was more than offset by tightening on new loans for land acquisition and multifamily condo construction. In general, for any type of AD&C loan, more than half of… Read More ›

NAHB Survey: AD&C Credit Tightens for Land Acquisition, Multifamily Construction

NAHB’s newly published Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction Financing shows that while there may have been some modest easing in lending conditions for new single-family construction loans during the second quarter, that slight improvement was more than offset by tightening on new loans for land acquisition and multifamily condo construction. In general, for any type of AD&C loan, more than half of… Read More ›

A Turning Point for AD&C Lending

Despite softening economic conditions, home building economic data have been fairly positive in recent months. For example, the pace of housing starts now stands near a seven-year high. And as we forecasted last quarter, the period of declines for the outstanding stock of Acquisition, Development and Construction (AD&C) loans appears to have ended. According to data from the FDIC, for the first time… Read More ›

A Turning Point for AD&C Lending

Despite softening economic conditions, home building economic data have been fairly positive in recent months. For example, the pace of housing starts now stands near a seven-year high. And as we forecasted last quarter, the period of declines for the outstanding stock of Acquisition, Development and Construction (AD&C) loans appears to have ended. According to data from the FDIC, for the first time… Read More ›

Credit Conditions for Builders May Be Stabilizing, But Remain Tight

After more than five years of persistent tightening, NAHB’s survey on Acquisition Development & Construction (AD&C) financing finally shows conditions stabilizing somewhat in the first quarter of 2012.  After such a protracted period of decline, however, the stability comes at a very low level of credit availabity.  The NAHB survey results remain somewhat at odds with a similar net tightening… Read More ›

AD&C Lending May Enter a New Phase Soon

After a soft patch in late February and March, recent economic and housing data point to improvement in housing market conditions. For example: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was up 5 points in April, the highest level in five years The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, a measure of home buying affordability, is at an all time high Total… Read More ›

AD&C Lending May Enter a New Phase Soon

After a soft patch in late February and March, recent economic and housing data point to improvement in housing market conditions. For example: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was up 5 points in April, the highest level in five years The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, a measure of home buying affordability, is at an all time high Total… Read More ›

AD&C Lending for Home Building Remains Restrictive

A number of economic indicators are pointing to improving days ahead for housing and home building. These include The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached its highest level since April 2007 The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, a measure of home buying affordability, is at an all time high The NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index now counts 98 metro areas as improving… Read More ›

AD&C Lending for Home Building Remains Restrictive

A number of economic indicators are pointing to improving days ahead for housing and home building. These include The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached its highest level since April 2007 The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, a measure of home buying affordability, is at an all time high The NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index now counts 98 metro areas as improving… Read More ›

Flawed Appraisals Preventing Home Sales

One out of three builders are reporting losing signed sales contracts during the preceding six months because appraisals on their homes are less than the contract sales price, according to a recent nationwide survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  It is too common, due to faulty appraisal practices, for brand new homes with appliances and interior… Read More ›