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FHA has once again removed the ability to do an FHA spot approval on condominium purchases.  They seem to have gone back and forth over the past year.  They orland park condos for saletook it away, brought it back and took it away again.

Here is one of the excerpts from a 2009 Mortgagee Letter from the Department of Housing and Urban Development:

"“Spot Loan” Approval Process
Mortgagee Letter 2009-46B eliminated the Spot Loan Approval Process as defined in Mortgagee Letter 1996-41 for all FHA case number assignments effective on or after December 7, 2009. However, to address concerns involving the volatility in the condominium market, the new effective date for the elimination of this practice is for all FHA case number assignments on or after February 1, 2010. FHA may

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I read an interesting article in an e-mail I received from the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.  Sales of single family homes dropped off 2.9% compared to October of 2004. orland park condo for sale. However, the Illinois condo market has remained strong.  Condo sales were up 10.2% from October, 2004.

I don’t remember condo sales outpacing single family homes.  I certainly could have missed some past statistics but this surprised me.  I guess with the huge price increases we’ve seen in the past 2-3 years, many first-time buyers are simply being priced out of single family homes.  Or, maybe it’s that baby boomers are downsizing.  Could be a bit of both.

The median home price in October went from $184,000 in ’04 to $209,900 this year, a 14.1 percent increase.  However, it is

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