Tag Archive for ‘lending’

Credit for Builders Remains Tight, But Tightening is Less Widespread

During the fourth quarter of 2023, credit for residential Land Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C) remained tight, according to both NAHB’s survey on AD&C Financing and the Federal Reserve’s . However, the tightening was not as widespread as it was in recent quarters. The net easing indices derived from both surveys were negative once again in the fourth quarter, indicating… Read More ›

Modest Improvements in Demand, Lending Conditions for Real Estate Loans During Q4 2023

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s January 2024 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), lending standards loosened for all commercial real estate (CRE) loan categories and residential real estate (RRE) categories in the fourth quarter of 2023.  Demand for RRE and CRE loans improved across all categories over the quarter, except for government loans. Even though the federal funds rate remained unchanged,… Read More ›

Builders and Lenders Agree: Credit is Tightening

During the third quarter of 2023, availability of loans for residential Land Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C) continued to tighten, according to both NAHB’s survey on AD&C Financing and the Federal Reserve’s survey of senior loan officers.  Each of the surveys produces a net easing index that is positive when credit is easing and negative when credit is tightening. In… Read More ›

Demand Falls, Standards Remain Tight for Real Estate Loans in Q3 2023

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s November 2023 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), lending standards tightened for all commercial real estate (CRE) loan categories and most residential real estate (RRE) categories in the third quarter of 2023. Moreover, demand for RRE and CRE loans weakened across all categories over the quarter. A higher net percentage of banks reported tighter… Read More ›

AD&C Loans: Rising Rate & Tightening Trends Continue

Interest rates on loans for Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C) continued to climb in the second quarter of 2023, according to NAHB’s quarterly Survey on AD&C Financing.  Quarter-over-quarter, the contract interest rate increased on all four categories of loans tracked in the AD&C Survey: from 8.50% to 8.62% on loans for land acquisition, from 8.19% to 8.70% on loans for… Read More ›

New Home Sales Increasingly Backed by FHA Loans

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing report reveals that the share of new home sales backed by FHA loans climbed from 12.1% (revised) to 14.0% in the second quarter of 2023. It is the largest share since Q1 2021 but roughly three percentage points lower than the post-Great Recession average. Conventional loans financed 73.7%… Read More ›

Revolving Consumer Credit Growth Remains Near 25-Year High

Consumer credit outstanding grew at a seasonal adjusted annual rate of 5.7% in April 2023 per the Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit report, as revolving and nonrevolving debt grew at 13.1% and 3.2%, respectively (SAAR). Total consumer credit outstanding stands at $4.8 trillion (not seasonally adjusted), with $1.2 trillion in revolving debt and $3.6 trillion in non-revolving debt (NSA). The… Read More ›

Nonrevolving Debt Increases as Auto Loan Rates Surge

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit report, total consumer credit outstanding totaled $4.78 trillion in February, a decrease of $12 billion over the month but $300 billion higher than February 2022. Nonevolving credit outstanding increased $1.0 billion while the level of revolving debt—primarily credit card debt—fell $13.0 billion over the month. Revolving debt outstanding has declined two consecutive… Read More ›

Credit for Builders Tightens as Rates Climb

During the fourth quarter of 2022, credit continued to become less available and generally more costly on loans for Acquisition, Development & Construction (AD&C) according to NAHB’s Survey on AD&C Financing. To analyze credit availability, responses from the NAHB survey are used to construct a net easing index, similar to the net easing index based on the Federal Reserve’s survey… Read More ›