FHA Loan Limits For Next Year Announced

Today’s News Synopsis:


The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 1.2% from last week in their latest survey.  FHA loan limits for next year were just announced today, and it looks like the limits will be increasing due to housing price changes.  The difference between the opinions of appraisers and homeowners is growing smaller.


In The News:

Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey” (12-9-15)

“Mortgage applications increased 1.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 4, 2015.  The previous week’s results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.”

Mortgage Professional America – “FHA/VA still dominates high-LTV lending” (12-9-15)

“In December, the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services looked at high loan-to-value (LTV) products – greater than 95% LTV – in light of the GSEs’ reintroduction of high-LTV products at the end of 2014, coupled with the 50-basis-point reduction in FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums earlier this year.”

Bloomberg – “Wall Street Lending Standards Remind Regulators of Crisis Run-Up” (12-9-15)

“The biggest U.S. banks continue to weaken standards for some of the highest-risk lending in a trend similar to what their examiners saw before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a regulator’s report.”

Housing Wire – “FHA announces 2016 loan limits” (12-9-15)

“The Federal Housing Administration announced its loan limits for 2016, with the loan limits in 188 counties set to increase due to changes in housing prices.”

Mortgage Professional America – “Mortgage profits drop” (12-9-15)

“Fear not originators; profits may be down from last quarter, but they’re up year-over-year according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.”

Housing Wire – “TransUnion: Mortgage market will completely recover next year” (12-9-15)

“The long, steady recovery from the housing crisis and the recession that followed is nearly over, with the consumer lending market, including mortgages, expected to recover completely in 2016, according to a new report from Transunion.”

DS News – “Gap Between Homeowner, Appraiser Opinions Narrows” (12-9-15)

“The average appraisal in November was 1.87 percent lower than the value the homeowner expected, according to the Quicken Loans’ national Home Price Perception Index.”


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Looking Back:

The amount of mortgage credit available increased the previous month by 1.2% according to the latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index.  Out of the total amount of homes sold in September 2014, 34.8% of them were cash sales, down from 37.2% year-over-year.  A new moratorium for evictions had just been announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a way to help those with single-family foreclosed homes.


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