April 2010

Found 5 blog entries for April 2010.

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Rural Housing Preservation and Stabilization Act of 2010 (H.R. 5017).

Through this legislation, the guarantee fee in the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program may be raised to offset any need for Congressional appropriations.

Additionally, H.R. 5017 would authorize USDA Rural Development to guarantee up to $30 billion in loans in Fiscal Year 2010. 

This would represent an additional $18 billion in loan making authority for the remainder of this fiscal year.

Before these changes can be implemented, similar legislative action will need to occur in the U.S. Senate.

Following this action in the House, the USDA Rural Development National Office sent an announcement that stated: Depending upon

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Just released - Fannie Mae foreclosure incentives...

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Nick Timiraos (04/26/2010) 

Beginning in July, Fannie Mae will allow financially troubled home owners to complete a “deed in lieu of foreclosure” or a short sale and be eligible to apply for a new Fannie-backed mortgage in two years.

Currently, borrowers who have completed a deed-in-lieu must wait four years to apply for a loan that Fannie will purchase. Home buyers who go through foreclosure must wait five years.

All these waiting periods can be reduced further, if the potential buyer can show extenuating circumstances. "We are beginning to think about post-recession, how you address borrowers who became unemployed through no fault of their own ... and now

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The new Panama City airport, now named Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is making it easier for investors and re-locating families to not only vacation to Panama City Beach, but also to invest and help grow the community.

Already, we are seeing an increase in not only relocating professionals, but also many of our clients are interested in opening their own business or relocating their business from other states across the U.S.

Commercial leasing and businesses for sale will play a much more dominant role in the growth of the Panama City Florida area.

In keeping with this up and coming market and of course to stay ahead of my competition, I've created a new Panama City businesses for sale page.

Don't be left out, contact me today

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From Realtor.org...

Nearly half the homes sold in March – 48.2 percent – were purchased by first-time buyers, according to a survey of more than 1,500 real estate practitioners by Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance.

"Many observers had felt that the pool of first time home buyers had been depleted last fall," Thomas Popik, research director for Campbell Surveys, said in a statement. "Instead, the normal spring-summer buying season is combining with the tax credit to produce blow-out results for first-time home buyers."

Panama City Commercial Real Estate Market Is Looking Up


Despite the rising number of defaults, the commercial real estate market is improving.

Prices are up. Commercial real estate values have risen 6 percent in recent months, according to

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The latest mortgage market update for the Panama City, Florida area has been posted for your convenience.

Here is a short summary:

Last week’s economic data continued to be mostly positive, but mortgage rates slid downwards. This
manufacturing-lead recovery continues to maintain its pace, with Industrial Production numbers
revealing solid gains for manufacturing and mining issues. While the housing and labor market will
likely be a major drag on the recovery for some time, retail sales did tick upward more than expected.
As economically positive as most of last week’s news was, inflation at the consumer level of the
economy is all but absent. This should enable the Fed to maintain its stance regarding low interest
rates for the foreseeable

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