Housing Boost Expected

Vadum, Matthew
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/5/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32043, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that after a year of strong sales and steady single-family mortgage revenue bond issuance, 2005 is likely to be a fairly good year for municipal housing finance overall with modestly increased bond issuance levels. As interest rates increase, prepayments will drop and housing finance agency mortgage loans will become more competitive, which leads to increased issuance. The multifamily affordable housing sector has been pounded in recent years by low interest rates, which have helped to push tenants out of rental markets and into homeownership.


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