David Stevens Archive

Who Is Real Estate’s Person of the Year?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A lot of year-end retrospectives have come out in the past couple of weeks, and two of the more notable ones for the real estate industry were Inman News’ annual 100 Most...

Stevens: Banks Hurting Creditworthy Buyers

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When you look at the success of FHA over the last few years since the downturn you have to wonder what’s up with the banks. Although the agency has had its credit...
November 5, 2010

Foreclosure Moratorium: Latest in the Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine About half a dozen articles and editorials have come out in the last two days cautioning against the federal government imposing a national moratorium on foreclosures while banks review their processes. They’re...
October 11, 2010

Stevens: “Incredible” Market Ahead

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine With the housing recovery still fragile, it’s hard to look ahead with anything but caution. However, the long-term prospects for the market are “incredible,” FHA Commissioner David Stevens told REALTORS® yesterday in...
May 12, 2010

The 2010 Midyear Meetings & Expo: A Look at the Week Ahead

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The 2010 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo is getting underway this week. Like last year, this event will kick off tomorrow with the Real Estate Summit, a day-long look at high-level...

FHA Remains the Mortgage Lifeline

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine David Stevens FHA helped 2 million borrowers in its last fiscal year, double its volume the previous year. That’s a testament to the crucial role the agency is playing in housing markets,...
February 22, 2010

Stevens Strongly Defends FHA’s Financials

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an address to hundreds of REALTORS® at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo Saturday afternoon, FHA Commissioner David Stevens offered a fervent defense of the organization’s financials. He specifically addressed the...
November 15, 2009

Sun, Surf, and Success in San Diego

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® kicks off its 2009 Conference & Expo this week in San Diego. It’s the first time it’s ever been held here, and attendees who have never been...
November 12, 2009

FHA Eases Concentration, Other Condo Rules

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an effort to give condo lending a boost, FHA yesterday released a mortgagee letter (2009-46 A) that lets lenders make loans to condo buyers even if it means 100 percent of...
November 10, 2009

Stevens: Facts Getting Lost in FHA Safety Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine “Nobody has asked to come in and look at our balance sheet, to go through our finances, which I’ve offered to everybody.”—FHA Commissioner David Stevens News reports raising concerns that FHA might...
October 22, 2009