Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Second Home Markets and FHFA Changes as of April 1st
A brief excerpt: Earlier this year the FHFA announced “Targeted Increases to Enterprise Pricing Framework”. Effective April 1st (just over a week ago), these higher fees applied to certain high balance loans, and to second home loans (for Fannie and Freddie). Excerpt: … In April, upfront fees for high balance loans will increase between 0.25 percent and 0.75 percent, tiered by loan-to-value ratio. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refer to these mortgages as high balance loans and super conforming loans, respectively. For second home loans, upfront fees will increase between 1.125 percent and 3.875 percent, tiered by loan-to-value ratio.
With the pandemic, there was a surge in second home buying. One of the second home markets I’ve been tracking is South Lake Tahoe.The following graph is for single family homes in South Lake Tahoe since 2004 through March 2022, and shows inventory (blue), and the year-over-year (YoY) change in the median price (12-month average).Note: The median price is distorted by the mix, but this is the available data.
This will be interesting to watch over the next several months, but so far there isn’t any evidence of a second home slowdown in these numbers.There is more in the article. You can subscribe at https://calculatedrisk.substack.com/