The passing of President George H.W. Bush Nov. 30 and memorial services prescribed in his honor have been much of the focus in Washington last week. President Donald Trump ordered a national day of mourning on Wednesday with the federal government closed to pay respect.
MBA: Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Historically Low
HousingWire, Dec. 7, 2018--Ben Lane
Signs of Trouble Loom in Commercial Real Estate Loans
Business Observer, Dec. 7, 2018
Competition Limits the Decline in Nonbank Mortgage Employment
National Mortgage News, Dec. 7, 2018--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
Moody's: RMBS Credit Quality to Stay Strong in 2019
National Mortgage Professional, Dec. 7, 2018--Phil Hall
The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last?
New York Times, Dec. 7, 2018--Robert J. Shiller
If You Ask Consumers, The Nation is in a Housing Affordability Crisis
National Mortgage News, Dec. 7, 2018--Elena Tarkazikis (subscription)
Fed Policymakers Signal Turning Point on U.S Rate-Hike Path
Reuters, Dec. 7, 2018--Michelle Price, Howard Schneider
Freddie Mac: U.S. Housing Stock Not Keeping Up with Demand
After nearly a decade of low levels of building, housing stock is well short of what the United States needs, said Freddie Mac, McLean, Va.
The Week Ahead
MBA releases its Weekly Applications Survey on Wednesday, Dec. 12; and its monthly Builder Applications Survey this Thursday, Dec. 13.
MBA Chart of the Week: CMBS/Bank Delinquencies
In the commercial and multifamily mortgage markets, different capital sources track delinquency rates in different ways, and for a host of good reasons. Many capital sources, including banks, calculate delinquencies up to the point where an economic loss is recorded.
Autonomous Vehicles Could Reshape Office Market--Soon
Autonomous vehicles could fundamentally reshape the U.S. office market within 15 years, commercial real estate analysts say.
Dealmaker: Continental Partners Secures $14M for Apartment Communities
Continental Partners, Los Angeles, secured $13.8 million in financing for three southern California apartment properties.
MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference Jan. 28-31
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference takes place Jan. 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee Elections through Dec. 11
The Mortgage Bankers Association's grassroots advocacy arm, the Mortgage Action Alliance, is holding online elections for three at-large seats on its 2019-2020 Steering Committee, through Dec. 11.
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.
MBA School of Mortgage Banking II in D.C. Mar. 5-8
MBA Education presents its popular School of Mortgage Banking Course II Mar. 5-8 at MBA headquarters in Washington, D.C.