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10 Markets with Biggest Increases in Construction Loans

With property fundamentals improving and everyone eager to capitalize on the current real estate boom, lenders have been competing to underwrite new mortgages on existing assets. When it came to new construction, however, it has taken them much longer to warm up to the idea. But it appears they are finally originating construction loans and research firm RealtyTrac has put together a list of 10 metropolitan areas that experienced the greatest increases in the number of residential and commercial construction loans over the past 12 months. To find out where lenders are stepping up their activity, click through our slideshow.

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