The Senate is proposing to change the FHA down payment to 5% and decrese the loan limits. Why make it harder to qualify for a loan when FHA is critical in providing affordable financing to help decrease the growing foreclosed properties. Currently the nation’s largest lending institutions own more then 872,000 homes which is twice that of 2007. It will take 400 days for lenders to foreclose on the home and 176 days to sell it. This will make our recovery even slower. Although financing isn’t the only factor to a recovery, it is one of the most important factor to decrease the ever growing inventory.
- Higher Down Payments, Lower Loan Limits Coming to FHA? (jvitto.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming the Mortgage Obstacle (tominvestor.wordpress.com)
- Republicans, Realtors To Spar Over FHA Loans (blogs.wsj.com)
- Mortgages: Financing Foreclosed Homes (nytimes.com)