Morning Minute: 2014 to bring lower FHA loan limits to Chicago area

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is lowering single-family loan limits in many high cost U.S. counties including those in the Chicago area, the Chicago Tribune reports. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the qualifying loan limit in that area will drop from $410,000 to $365,700. Limits for multiple-unit properties will also drop. Read the article, “FHA lowering loan limits in Chicago” for details. You can also find more information and county limits from HUD.

The National Association of REALTORS® has spoken out against the loan limit changes. Read more.

In other headlines:

FHA faces $1.3 billion capital shortfall, audit finds – Washington Post

6 Housing Trends To Watch For in 2014: Is This The Year Of Recovery? – Chicago Agent

Wall Street moving in on American Dream – Chicago Tribune

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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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