(Source: MBA) – On Tuesday, June 6, 2012 MBA sent a letter to FHA Commissioner Carol Galante asking FHA to lift the moratorium on allowing investors to participate in FHA’s Section 203(k) Rehabilitation Loan Program.
In summary, MBA believes communities would benefit from investors buying bank-owned properties (REO), renovating them through the 203(k) program and selling or renting them.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.