Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 14 percent in March from February but decreased by 2.6 percent from a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning.
MBANow: MBA Associate Vice President Justin Wiseman on CFPB Requests for Information
The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring MBA Associate Vice President and Managing Regulatory Counsel Justin Wiseman, who discusses recent requests for information issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Homes Appreciation Exceeds Minimum Wage or More in Half of Largest Cities
How much money does your house "earn" every day? In 24 of the 50 largest U.S. cities, said Zillow, Seattle, home value appreciation per working-hour is higher than local minimum wage, while renters are struggling just to come up with enough money to break into the market.
Housing Sentiment Remains ‘Volatile,' Edges Back Up
The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose by 2.5 points in March to 88.3, reversing last month's decrease, but indicated continued volatility as the spring buying season continues.
Hotel Metrics Healthy, But Cap Rates Creep Up
U.S. hotels continue to see growth across all travel segments, but hotel capitalization rates have started to increase, analysts said.
Dealmaker: Ashford Hospitality Trust Refinances 22 Hotels
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Dallas, refinanced a mortgage secured by 22 hotel properties with an outstanding balance totaling $972 million.
MBA State & Local Workshop Apr. 23-24
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual State & Local Workshop takes place Apr. 23-24 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the MBA National Advocacy Conference (Apr. 24-25).
MISMO Spring Summit in Denver June 4-8
The MISMO Summits offer you an opportunity to learn more about MISMO and to engage in face-to-face standard setting activities.
MBA Education Checklist for Effective Compliance Management Systems Webinar May 15
MBA Education presents a new webinar, A Checklist for Effective Compliance Management Systems, on Tuesday, May 15 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.
Make Your Voice Heard through MBA Mortgage Action Alliance
The Mortgage Action Alliance is a voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Mortgage Refinances Fall to the Lowest Level in a Decade Amid Lean and Expensive Spring Housing Market
CNBC, Apr. 11, 2018--Diana Olick
MBA Observes 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act
National Mortgage Professional, Apr. 11, 2018--Phil Hall
Mulvaney: ‘The Bureau Is Not Designed to be Accountable'
DS News, Apr. 11, 2018--Radhika Ojha
With Ryan Departing, It's Now or Never for Reg Relief
National Mortgage News, Apr. 11, 2018--Victoria Finkle (subscription)
Bank of America Launches Digital Mortgage Platform
HousingWire, Apr. 11, 2018--Ben Lane
Digital Home Buying Path Hits 'Screeching Halt' at Mortgage Process
National Mortgage News, Apr. 11, 2018--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
New York Fines Nationstar $5M for Past Compliance Flaws
National Mortgage News, Apr. 11, 2018--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
The Fed's New Rules Are a Letdown for Wall Street
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 11, 2018--Aaron Back (subscription)
Over 50 Mortgage Related Events in Q2
Mortgage Daily, Apr. 11, 2018--Sam Garcia
Nearly $2 Bil in Reperforming GSE Loans Sold
Mortgage Daily, Apr. 11, 2018
Fed Leans Toward Faster Pace of Hikes as Trade War Poses Risk
Bloomberg, Apr. 11, 2018--Craig Torres