Mortgage credit availability increased in July, the fourth consecutive monthly increase, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning.
Treasury Urges Mortgage Sector to Embrace Digital Tech
National Mortgage News, Aug. 6. 2018--Hannah Long (subscription)
New FDIC Leader Joins Push to Re-Evaluate Banking Rulebook
Wall Street Journal, Aug. 6, 2017--Ryan Tracy (subscription)
CFPB's Regulatory Sandbox Isn't Just About Helping Fintechs
American Banker, Aug. 6, 2018--Kate Berry (subscription)
Mortgage Startup Blend to Offer MetLife Policies With New Unit
Bloomberg, Aug. 6, 2018--Julie Verhage, Katherine Chiglinsky
Zillow Acquiring $1 Billion Mortgage Originator
Mortgage Daily, Aug. 6, 2018
The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market
NPR, Aug. 6, 2018--Kirk Sigler
North Dakota Seeks Waiver of Appraisal Requirements
Mortgage Daily, Aug. 6. 2018
Freddie Mac Looks to Cap Rent Increases With New Financing Program
Wall Street Journal, Aug. 7, 2018--Laura Kusisto (subscription)
Americans Say Buying Home is Most Stressful Event in Modern Life
HousingWire, Aug. 6, 2018--Kelsey Ramirez
June Home Prices Up Nearly 7%; Affordability Seen as Biggest Hurdle
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., reported June home prices jumped by 6.8 percent from a year ago and by 0.7 percent from May, belying earlier reports suggesting home price growth had begun to decelerate.
55+ Housing Market Outlook Remains Positive
The National Association of Home Builders said builder confidence in the 55+ single-family housing market remains strong. In the second quarter of this year, the 55+ housing market index increased by one point to 67.
CMBS Supply-Demand Fundamentals Remain Stable
Commercial property market supply and demand fundamentals remained relatively stable in the first quarter, said Moody's Investors Service, New York.
Dealmaker: MetLife Investment Management Acquires Massachusetts Office for $97M
MetLife Investment Management, New York, acquired office building 89 A Street in Needham, Mass. for $96.5 million.
MBA Risk Management/QA/Fraud Prevention Forum Sept. 23-25
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Risk Management, QA and Fraud Prevention Forum takes place Sept. 23-25 in Los Angeles.
MISMO Fall Summit Sept. 24-28
The MISMO Fall Summit takes place Sept. 24-28 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corner, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.
MBA Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Resource Guide Available
MBA Education and MBA Compliance Essentials announce availability of the Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Resource Guide.
MBA Compliance Essentials UDAAP & FTC MAP Rule Resource Guide Available
The MBA Compliance Essentials program offers a new Resource Guide: Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP) & FTC Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising (MAP) Rule.