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» On Mortgage Metrics: Commercial
“In the first quarter of 2010, bridge loans,
a measure of temporary funding, remained
near highs of 5 percent (in terms of the share
of scenarios on Scotsman GuideLoan Post).
Construction loans, an indicator of future
activity, also ended near highs of 10 percent.
Rate-and-term refinances continued to gain
share, ending at an all-time high of 18 percent.”
Illustration: Dennis Wunsch
Source: Scotsman Guide Loan Post
Acquisition and development
— Dan Yeh, April 22
As noted in this month’s Q& A (Page 16) and elsewhere in the magazine, the Federal
Housing Administration is proposing an adjustment to its popular multifamily and
construction programs. That’s not the only government-related-lending change we’ve seen
in recent years. Here’s a look at a few others covered in past issues of Scotsman Guide.
Scotsman Guide’s Mortgage Metrics:
Commercial blog presents news links and
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Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac
Fannie Mae: Filtering Out the Facts
By Rick Warren, Centerline Capital Group
3 Trends Shifting the Tide
By Ryan Chapman, Johnson Capital
Federal Housing Administration
FHA: Not Merely the Last Resort
By Scott A. Graber, Amerisphere
U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development
HUD Goes LEAN (July 2009)
By Jonathan S. Camps, Love Funding Corp.
Small Towns, Big Opportunities
By Irene M. Barton and Debra Nesbitt,
Community South Bank
USDA Program Changes with the Times
By Michael Steininger,
USDA Rural Development
U.S. Small Business
The 4-1-1 on the 504 (November 2008)
By Christopher Hurn,
Mercantile Commercial Capital
SBA Still Open for Business
By Jeff Rauth,
Commercial Finance Advisors Inc.
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