January saw disappointing existing and new home sales, so why not pending home sales, too?
MBA Welcomes 33 New Members
The Mortgage Bankers welcomed 33 new regular members to its ranks, which currently numbers more than 2,300 member companies:
Redfin: Housing Demand High, Sight Unseen
Redfin, Seattle, says the spring home buying season is already so tight that many potential home buyers in some markets are bidding on homes before they even see them.
Commercial Real Estate Deal Volume Slips
Commercial real estate transaction volume slipped 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter to $117.4 billion, said Real Capital Analytics, New York.
Dealmaker: HFF Secures $77M for Hotel, Office Assets
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Houston, arranged $76.7 million for hotel and office assets in Illinois and New York.
MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo May 20-23
The Mortgage Bankers Association' National Secondary Market Conference & Expo returns to the Marriott Marquis in New York May 20-23.
Attention Lenders: Upcoming 2018 MBA and STRATMOR Peer Group Roundtables
Is your company flying blind by not using reliable data to support key business decisions? Join an elite group of lenders this spring that participate in the MBA and STRATMOR Peer Group Roundtables.
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.
MBA Education Advanced Servicing Workshop in Phoenix Apr. 4-5
MBA Education presents its Advance Servicing Workshop in Phoenix Apr. 4-5.
Mortgage Applications Rise 2.7 Percent as Rates Take a Breather from Surge
CNBC, Feb. 28, 2018--Diana Olick
Coalition Reports on Homeownership Education in Four Test Markets
Banker & Tradesman (Mass.), Feb. 28, 2018
Senate Readies Rollback of Bank Rules
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 1, 2018--Andrew Ackerman, Christina Rexrode (subscription)
Reforming the FHA's Foreclosure and Conveyance Processes
Urban Institute, Feb. 28, 2018--Karan Kaul, Laurie Goodman, Alanna McCargo, Todd M. Hill
CFPB Has Plenty of Options for Slashing Its Budget
National Mortgage News, Feb. 28, 2018--Kate Berry (subscription)
How Ocwen Plans to Rebuild Servicing Scale with PHH Deal
National Mortgage News, Feb. 28, 2018--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
Does Wells Fargo Have a Plan?
Bloomberg, Mar. 1, 2018--Laura J Keller, Shahien Nasiripour
BofA Asks Higher Court to Intercede in Countrywide Suit
MReport, Feb. 28, 2018--Radhika Ojha
What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Homebuyers?
Moneywatch, Feb. 28, 2018--Jillian Harding
In Supply-Starved Home Market, Can Wall Street Landlords Help?
Bloomberg, Feb. 28, 2018--Patrick Clark
MSRs on Over $700 Million in Loans For Sale
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 28, 2018
Another Auditor Settles Over Taylor Bean Fraud
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 28, 2018
Hawk or Dove? Fed's Powell Showed Market Both Sides in Debut
Reuters, Feb. 28, 2018--Howard Schneider, Lindsay Dunmuir