July new home sales stumbled again in July, hampered by low inventories and a dearth of homes for under $150,000, HUD and the Census Bureau reported yesterday.
MBANow: Laurie Goodman of Urban Institute on Mortgage Credit Availability
The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring Laurie Goodman of the Urban Institute, who discusses mortgage credit availability and the plight of first-time home buyers in the purchase mortgage market.
Regulators Propose Basel III Delay
Yesterday, federal agencies issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would pause Basel III implementation for certain assets, a development long advocated by the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Fannie Mae: Mortgage Lenders Shift Focus to Enhancing Consumer Experience
Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., said to remain competitive, lenders are streamlining business processes, improving the consumer experience and investing in human capital.
Aging Population Boosting Demand for Medical Office Buildings
An aging population is boosting demand for medical office properties, reported CBRE, Los Angeles.
Dealmaker: John Hancock Acquires Boston HarborView at the Navy Yard for $149M
John Hancock Real Estate, Boston, acquired HarborView at the Navy Yard, a high-rise multifamily property on Boston Harbor in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
MBA Presents mPowering You Event at MBA Annual Convention & Expo
The Mortgage Bankers Association is pleased to introduce mPowering You, a one-day event for women in real estate finance, on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Denver.
MBA Education School of Loan Origination II Sept. 12-28
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Origination II Instructor-Guided Online Course from Sept 12-28.
MBA Compliance Essentials HMDA Data Points Series Available
MBA Education and MISMO offer you the opportunity to own the complete Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data Points Series for a special member price.
MBA Education Preparing for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac UCD Webinar Aug. 29
MBA Education presents a the first in a two-webinar series, Preparing for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac UCD, on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.
Weekly Mortgage Applications Drop 0.5%, But Jumbo Loans Get Cheaper
CNBC, Aug. 23, 2017--Diana Olick (MBA Mention)
As Home Prices Rise, Lenders are Relaxing Mortgage Guidelines
GoRion, Aug. 22, 2017--Sam Bourgi
Black Knight: Foreclosures Drop to Lowest Level in More than 10 Years
HousingWire, Aug. 24, 2017--Ben Lane
OCC Seeks to Raise Appraisal Thresholds for Commercial Real Estate Loans
National Mortgage News, Aug. 23, 2017--Brian Collins (subscription)
Robert Shiller: Changes to Popular Deduction Wouldn't Have Big Effect on Housing Market
CNBC, Aug. 23, 2017--Michelle Fox
Pension Funds, Life Insurers Overtake Banks as Biggest CRE Lenders in Boston
National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 23, 2017--Ely Razin
More High-End Deals Targeted by Revised Anti-Fraud Reporting Rule
National Mortgage News, Aug. 23, 2017--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Janet Yellen's Future at the Fed Unresolved Heading Into Jackson Hole
Wall Street Journal, Aug. 24, 2017--Nick Timiraos (subscription)
American Homeowners Are Making Headway on Mortgage Debt, Report Finds
Washington Post, Aug. 23, 2017--Kenneth Harney
Mortgages: Too Much Risk?
Mortgage Orb, Aug. 23, 2017--Peter G. Miller
HMDA Examination Guidelines Issued
Mortgage Daily, Aug. 23, 2017
Refinances Lead Rise in 2016 Mortgage Originations
Mortgage Daily, Aug. 23, 2017