Credit requirements loosening = Housing recovery?

Capital Economics. an independent global macroeconomic research and consulting firm,  reported on January 13, 2012 that as banks begin to lend more freely, housing sales appear to be rebounding.  A few key changes are helping make this possible.

  • Stabilizatoin of mortgage lending guidelines
  • A loosening of available credit
  • An increase in the amount loaned from 3.2 times borrower earnings to 3.5 times
  • Loosening loan-to-value ratios (LTV) are noted in the report as the “clearest sign yet of an improvement in credit conditions.”  Banks are now lending 82% LTV as opposed to 74% LTV back in mid-2010.

While these modest changes will not have a significant affect on housing price gains, they will allow a greater number of home buyers to enter into the housing market.

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