Easing lending standards bring back first-time buyers

 · The government is pushing up mortgage prices to dangerous levels by easing credit standards in a market where supply is low but demand is high.. so-called affordability policies geared toward first-time buyers have made entry-level housing less – not more – affordable.. more supply is needed to bring the market back into equilibrium.

The July survey indicated that, on net, banks continued to ease lending standards and most terms on all major types of loans other than loans secured by real estate over the past three months. 2 Modest net fractions of respondents noted an increase in demand for commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) loans over the.

Zillow home values rise for 16 consecutive months  · In the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro, home values rose 5.2 percent year-over-year and 2.2 percent month-over-month. "It is promising to see consecutive months of national home value increases, especially during a period in which we’d expected more downward pressure due to foreclosures," said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries.

But lenders are "throttling back" on many borrowers. tighter lending standards are easing nascent inflationary pressure and growth is likely to remain below RBA expectations. But investors like.

Housing and Urban development secretary alphonso Jackson has a request for potential first-time home buyers, especially those. seller to make the repairs necessary to bring the house up to minimum.

80% of young first time buyers borrow deposit from parents By admin in Market news , Mortgage lending figures 9th july 2009 0 Around eight out of 10 first-time buyers aged under 30 are likely to be receiving help from parents as they lack the means to build up the deposit needed to buy their first home.

Here’s a little guessing game for mortgage watchers: If home-lending standards were scored at 100 last year. vice president of research at the bankers group. "Your first-time home buyer is not.

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“We continue to expect that demand for housing will ease from here, driven by tighter lending standards, especially for property developers and foreign buyers,” ANZ wrote. That was the first time.

 · The Reserve Bank this morning revealed it would pull back on bank lending restrictions from January next year for both owner occupiers and investors.. an easing of LVRs for first time buyers.

The 95 per cent mortgage has a bad reputation for its role in Britain’s property boom of the 2000s and is taken as a marker of those lax lending days. Yet, dig into the figures and you will find that.

CoreLogic: Foreclosures decline 16% in July 13:30 ET Subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, Top News. Annual decline in foreclosures slowed in August, CoreLogic report reveals. The inventory of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined at a slower annual rate in August than in July, according to the CoreLogic monthly assessment of U.S. foreclosures.