Tag Archive for ‘FHA loan limits’

Q4 2021: Multifamily Lending Standards Slightly Ease

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Federal Reserve’s Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) on Bank Lending Practices showed easing lending standards for Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans, increased demand for multifamily loans, and moderately reduced demand for home loans (Residential Real Estate, RRE). In Q4 2021, multifamily loans’ demand, on net, was 37.7 percent stronger. However, only… Read More ›

Regional Differences in New Home Financing

According to NAHB analysis of the 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data, use of non-conventional financing methods to purchase new homes varies widely across the country. The West South Central divison is most heavily reliant on mortages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with the share of FHA-insured loans reaching almost 20 percent. At the same time,… Read More ›

Expiring Housing Tax and Finance Law: What’s on the 2012 Policy Agenda

Due to heated budget debates during the second half of last year, Congress failed to approve a 2011 “tax extenders”  bill, legislation that typically extends certain business and individual tax rules that expire every year or two. This development sets up a policy fight in 2012 during which advocates will seek a retroactive extension of now-expired tax rules. However, this is not… Read More ›