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Finally – Good News For the Huntsville AL Real Estate Market!

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On May 30, 2008

Huntsville AL real estate sales of existing homes slowed in April, partly because restrictive lending practices hampered home buyers. At the same time, a greater number of areas are showing sales gains from a year ago and a recent reversal in mortgage policy means the Huntsville AL real estate market is better positioned for a turnaround, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

NAR President Richard F. Gaylord, a broker with RE/MAX Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach, Calif., said the good news is that mortgage restrictions have just been eased. “In the past week, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced that they were eliminating their ‘declining market’ policies, effective June 1,” he said. 

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said eliminating restrictive policies should be a big help to home buyers. “I would encourage buyers who were disappointed by poor mortgage options to take another look at the market because the lending changes are significant,” he said. “Also, a recent notable drop in interest rates on conforming jumbo loans will help consumers in high-cost markets like California and New York.” 

To learn more about the current conditions of the Huntsville AL real estate market, please call me at 256-508-0211 or visit MoveToHuntsville.com.  You may also begin searching for Huntsville AL homes for sale!

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