We’re just a few days into 2019 and already things are changing in the real estate industry.
FNMA (conventional), FHA & VA all announced new loan limits which went into effect January 1st.
Impact on NOLA Real Estate
These changes will have a HUGE impact on the NOLA real estate market, especially in the area of multi-family since we have such a high inventory of those properties.
According to The Katrina Index (as reported by the New Orleans Tribune), both home values & rent are up more than 50% since Katrina.
However, the annual household income needed to afford rent in New Orleans is $38,000, and 71% of workers earn on average $35,000.
If you market to first time homebuyers, these FHA & VA loan changes are HUGE.
But even if you don’t market to first time homebuyers, you can see why there’s such a demand for multifamily property in our metro area and how the increased loan limits will translate to more business being closed.
Ramping Up for 2019
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Wishing you all the best in 2019!