The GSE reform debate is at a critical juncture, with parallel proposals being vetted for possible introduction and consideration by leaders in both the House and Senate after they return to Washington this week.
MBA Chart of the Week: Homeowners' Equity and Home Equity Loans
Home equity has surpassed the previous peak of $13.4 trillion from first quarter 2006 during the past year, recovering from the great price correction that more than halved home equity positions.
Deborah Dubois Appointed President of MBA Opens Doors Foundation
The Mortgage Bankers Association appointed Deborah Dubois as President of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation.
The Week Ahead
Newly installed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivers his initial Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress this week.
Analysis: CRE Reaches 'Late Stable' Stage
The commercial real estate market has reached a "late stable" stage with some "moderate" signs of distress, reported RCLCO, Los Angeles.
Dealmaker: Transwestern Closes $35M in Mixed-Use, Office Sales
Transwestern, Houston, closed $34.5 million in sales for mixed-use and office assets in Colorado and California.
MBA National Technology Solutions Conference Apr. 15-18
Tech 18, the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology Solutions Conference & Expo, takes place Apr. 15-18 at the Detroit Marriott At the Renaissance Center.
MBA Education Ten(ish) Performance Ratios Every Mortgage Banker Must Know Webinar Feb. 27
MBA Education presents a webinar, Ten(ish) Performance Ratios Every Mortgage Banker Must Know, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.
MISMO HMDA Implementation and Reporting Toolkit Overview Webinar Mar. 1
MISMO hosts a new webinar, HMDA Implementation and Reporting Toolkit Overview, on Thursday, Mar. 1 from noon-1:30 p.m. ET.
Upcoming MBA Education School of Mortgage Banking I Courses
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Banking Course I. Upcoming sessions take place Apr. 10-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Harassment a Problem in the Mortgage World
UExpress, Feb. 23, 2018--Lew Sichelman
Mortgage Bankers Nudge Up Q1 Refi Forecast
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 23, 2018
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: MBA President Slams "Defamatory" Mortgage Industry Report
HousingWire, Feb. 26, 2018--Caroline Basile
Mortgage Refinance Share Jumps 5% Despite Rising Interest Rates
HousingWire, Feb. 23, 2018--Kelsey Ramirez
Gloves Off in CFPB Tug of War Between Mulvaney, Warren
American Banker, Feb. 23, 2018--Kate Berry (subscription)
Mortgage Payments Get Back on Track After Harvey and Irma
National Mortgage News, Feb. 23, 2018--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
Is the Home Affordability Crisis Overstated?
National Mortgage News, Feb. 23, 2018--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
The Mortgage Market Is Moving Into the Shadows
Bloomberg, Feb. 23, 2018
U.S. Banks Set for M&A Wave as Trump Cuts Red Tape
Reuters, Feb. 23, 2018--David French, Michelle Price
Mortgage Biz Up From Year Ago, Rate-Term Share Sinks
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 23, 2018