Tax reform continues to dominate the discussion in Washington, with the House and Senate slated to vote on a final package this week. Congress will also need to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open beyond December 22 before leaving for the holidays.
MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Servicing
This week's chart examines the operating liquidity of a sample of Independent Mortgage Bank Servicers.
Bitcoin Debuts on Real Estate Finance Scene
Okay. When it comes to buying a house, you have the mortgage sale, the all-cash sale--and now, the Bitcoin sale?
The Week Ahead
The House and Senate, eager to wind up the First Session of the 115th Congress, continue working on the last major piece of business for the year: tax reform.
Potential 'Turning Point' for Rental Housing?
A decade of "unprecedented" growth in the rental housing sector may be approaching an end, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reported.
Dealmaker: Hall Structured Finance Lends $72M for Hotel Construction
Hall Structured Finance, Dallas, closed two construction loans totaling $72.3 million for hotels in California and South Carolina.
MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference Jan. 22-25
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference takes place Jan. 22-25 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla.
MBA Education Foundational Concepts in Residential Mortgage Servicing in Dallas Feb. 6
MBA Education presents a workshop, Foundational Concepts in Residential Mortgage Servicing, on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Dallas in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Servicing in Mortgage Banking Conference & Expo.
MBA Residential Future Leaders Program Class of 2018 Application Deadline Jan. 22
MBA Education is accepting applications for its Residential Future Leaders Program Class of 2018. Application deadline is Jan. 22.
MBA CRA Residential Lending Workshop Feb. 21
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual CRA Residential Lending Workshop takes place Feb. 21, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown in Charlotte, N.C.
The Mortgage Bankers Association's CIO Runs Strategy and Member Services for Good Measure
CIO Insight, Dec. 15, 2017--Peter High
Long-Term Mortgage Delinquency Back to Pre-Financial Crisis Levels
Curbed (Vox Media), Dec. 15, 2017--Jeff Andrews
Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill
New York Times, Dec. 16, 2017--Conor Dougherty
Mortgage Lenders Fear 'Train Wreck' Logjam Due to IRS Issue
National Mortgage News, Dec. 17, 2017--Brian Collins (subscription)
Major IRS Glitch Could Delay Closings by Months
Mortgage Daily, Dec. 15, 2017
Bob Wilmers, Banker Who Created Regional Powerhouse, Dies at 83
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2017--Christina Rexrode (subscription)
A Home Buyer's Nightmare: Moving to a Flood Zone Without Knowing It
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2017--Laura Kusisto (subscription)
Fed's Quarles to Recuse Himself From Matters Involving Wells Fargo
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 15, 2017--Harriet Torry (subscription)
Fewer Borrowers Get HARP Refinances in October
National Mortgage News, Dec. 15, 2017--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Consumer Optimism Dips Before the Holidays
HousingWire, Dec. 15, 2017--Kelsey Ramirez
Mortgage Brokers Operated AMC to Influence Values
Mortgage Daily, Dec. 15, 2017
TCF Bank Completes Acquisition of Rubicon Mortgage Advisors
HousingWire, Dec. 15, 2017--Ben Lane