Tight mortgage lending standards have led to thousands of lost new-home sales, as the housing market tries to rebound after a rough start earlier year, a new survey showed on Thursday.

Tight Lending Standards Hindering Commercial Real Estate Recovery Print Friendly Although commercial real estate markets showed signs of recovery in 2011, commercial lending standards have tightened in the past year for small businesses and scuttled a major portion of contracted transactions for smaller properties, according to the National.

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Tight Lending Is Choking Nascent Housing Recovery. But scraping together a down payment won’t get your loan approved. Most lenders insist on a FICO credit score of 720 or higher. During the housing boom, a "prime" borrower needed a 680 score or better. Many subprime lenders all but ignored credit scores.

Broadening lending standards is critical for cultivating and sustaining a more robust recovery in the housing and mortgage markets and, ultimately, the entire economy. In this April 16, 2014 photo, Aniqa Jaswal poses with her daughters, Arissa, right, and Jayda on the front stoop of their home in La Jolla, Calif.

Tight mortgage lending standards have led to thousands of lost new-home sales, as the housing market tries to rebound after a rough start earlier year, a new survey showed on Thursday.

BUTLER and Yanchep residents soon might notice a change in their bank’s willingness to lend them money to buy a house for investment purposes. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority acted this week to initiate extra supervisory measures to reinforce sound residential mortgage lending practices in what it said was an environment of heightened risks.

Tight lending standards (see the table below) may also be limiting a rebound in home sales. Rising housing starts and existing home sales will spur construction activity and new orders for durable goods (appliances, carpets, furniture and furnishings), but the rebound normally experienced in a recovering economy may not occur in 2013.

Banks Report Continued Tightening on Multifamily, AD&C Loans By Michael Neal on May 4, 2016 (). Credit standards on loan applications for commercial real estate loans (CRE), which includes land development and construction, multifamily, as well as nonfarm nonresidential loans, tightened over the first quarter of 2016.