Morning Minute: Boomerang buyers return to the market

Boomerang buyers — homeowners who have emerged from foreclosure or short sale and are ready to buy again — are returning to the housing market, according to the article, “Boomerang buyers make a comeback,” in the Chicago Tribune (via The Orange County Register).

Borrowers seeking a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) must wait at least three years following a foreclosure or short sale and must meet good credit guidelines. Nationally, as many as 3.4 million boomerang households could potentially qualify for an FHA mortgage, according to the article. Qualifying for a conventional loan through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will take longer — at least seven  years.

In other news:

As Housing Industry Builds Up, Other Sectors FollowNPR

Metro-east homes sales are edging upBelleville News Democrat 

Kane sheriff’s office seeks help to deal with foreclosuresKane County Chronicle

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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