Real Estate


Property prices and lending down in the UK

RAY CLANCY Property Community 03.02.2011

FHA’s selective about lending in condos

Lew Sichelman MarketWatch 02.10.2010
Property prices and lending down in the UK

Residential property prices in the UK have fallen five times in seven months as the latest figures from the Nationwide show they decreased by 0.1% in January. Lending to buyers is also down; to the lowest levels since Bank of England records began.

FHA’s selective about lending in condos

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Question: We are part of a complex at Big Bear Lake, in California, which is part of a planned-unit development. Some checking indicated that lenders do not consider this falling under the constraints of the Federal Housing Administration’s requirement that entire projects must be approved before it will insure a mortgage on a unit in that property. Is this in concert with your thinking?

Debt funds chase bank lending market share

Sinead Cruise Reuters 16.02.2010
Debt funds chase bank lending market share

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks keen to boost European commercial property lending in 2010 are under pressure to mend key client relationships that soured in the downturn, as a new crop of debt funds eye the sector, Brookland Partners said.

Swiss Bank Curbs Optimism On Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage interest rates are not only low in the United States. They are also historically low in Switzerland. This situation is of course desirable for current or future home owners. However, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) calls on banks to exercise caution and discipline when granting new mortgages. There may be some valuable lessons for the U.S. Real Estate and lending sectors.

Banks lending more to property buyers in UAE

Mortgage lending in Dubai appears to be increasing amid growing confidence in the real estate sector that better liquidity will see a recovery by the end of the year.

UPDATE 1-Spanish mortgage lending falls 37.4% y/y in March

MADRID, (Reuters) - Spanish mortgage lending dropped 37.4 percent year-on-year in March, taking new loans to the lowest level seen in records dating back to January 2003, National Statistics Institute data showed on Tuesday.


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