Join us for an interview with HousingWire Insider Shannon Faries. “A major benefit technology provides is risk mitigation and increased profitability for lenders. However, lenders won’t invest in new technology if they don’t feel confident offering construction loan programs in the first place.” Originally posted in HousingWire June 2019.
Freddie Mac has officially announced their new renovation loan product, CHOICERenovation. This new program brings Freddie Mac into the renovation lending space and positions itself as an alternative to the Fannie Mae Homestyle Renovation program. See this post for details on the offering and comparison with Fannie Mae Homestyle.
Renovation and construction loan programs should first include a solid foundation of program policies and procedures created and implemented before the first loan is originated. The goal of creating these policies, procedures, and forms is to maintain low risk, gain greater control, and accelerate and scale your construction and renovation loan programs.
As new policymakers were sworn into office at the beginning of 2019, many have had a razor focus on the housing supply in their jurisdiction. The housing shortage has many factors, including an aging supply of homes, homeowners remaining in homes for longer, and not enough new housing being built at the desired price point.
Key considerations to scale your construction loan programs in 2019. With the industry focus on volume and construction loans, we are sharing our top tips on how to scale construction loan programs to increase that loan volume, do more with your current headcount, and even attract and retain top talent.