FHA Archive

4 Predictions for the Mortgage Industry in 2011

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the biggest obstacles for a recovery in housing has been — and will continue to be — mortgage lending. Although rates fell to historic levels in 2010 and will likely...

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

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

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

For Home Sales, It’s About Jobs, Not Fed MBS Purchases

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Watch our videos for economic research updates further down the post. In the midst of the mortgage meltdown it was hard to keep track of everything the federal government was doing to...
January 28, 2010

Inman: “An Economy and a Country to Invest in”

By Katie Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The opening session of Inman Real Estate Connect 2010 in New York was markedly more optimistic than just a year ago where practitioners gathered at the Marriott Marquis for the three-day conference....
January 15, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Developments in the ’00s: #3

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine We’ve cracked the top three! Here’s the next installment of our series on the top developments in real estate this past decade:...
December 19, 2009

Top 10 Real Estate Developments of the ’00s: #6

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Five down, five to go! In this installment of our top real estate developments of the decade, we examine an infamous issue for practitioners:...

Things to Be Thankful for

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the past couple of years, it hasn’t always been easy to find bright spots in real estate. Falling prices, declining sales volume, increases distressed properties, tightening credit, unemployment—all of these things...
November 25, 2009

Middle-Market Is Next Home Segment to Improve

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Executives from some of the largest brokerages in the country expect to see their sales grow 6-8 percent in 2010 and home prices to start heading up about 3 percent, REALTORS® heard in a...
November 15, 2009