Mortgage Problems Dampen Homes Sales

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On September 21, 2007
According to the latest forecast by the National Association of Realtors®, tightening credit standards for those applying for home mortgages will likely dampen home sales in the short term and postpone an expected recovery for existing-home sales until 2008.
Lawrence Yun, senior NAR economist, said unusual disruptions in the mortgage market are dampening the outlook for home sales, notably for August and September. “There’s been an unusual hit to home sales, starting in March when subprime problems emerged and more recently when problems spread to jumbo loans, with many potential home buyers on the sidelines.” He noted, however, that “the volume of existing-home sales this year will be better than 2002, which was the second year of the housing boom.”
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