House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said last week the House will take up S. 2155, the community lender regulatory relief package that passed the Senate by a filibuster-proof 67 votes in March, as currently written and free from amendment.
New Home Mortgage Applications Tumble in April
Scotsman Guide, May 11, 2018--Victor Whitman
FHFA Releases Plan to Increase Access to Credit for Limited English Proficiency Borrowers
HousingWire, May 11, 2018--Kelsey Ramirez
CFPB Warns Nationstar that RESPA Penalty May be Coming
National Mortgage News, May 11, 2018--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
Ben Carson vs. the Fair Housing Act
New York Times, May 13, 2018 (Editorial)
In the Pipeline: Navigating This Multifamily Sellers' Market
HousingWire, May 11, 2018--Jeremiah Jensen
Homebuilders Poised for Gains but Face Interest-Rate Fears
Reuters, May 11, 2018--April Joyner
100s of OH Layoffs at US Bank
Mortgage Daily, May 11, 2018
Alternatives to Reverse Mortgages
UExpress, May 11, 2018--Lew Sichelman
These 95 Apartments Promised Affordable Rent in San Francisco. Then 6,580 People Applied
New York Times, May 12, 2018--Emily Badger
100% LTV Program Launches
Mortgage Daily, May 11, 2018
Why Universities Became Big-Time Real Estate Developers
Slate, May 11, 2018--Henry Grabar
MBA, Trade Groups Petition FCC on ‘Auto-Dialing' Definition
The Mortgage Bankers Association and 15 other industry trade groups joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, asking for a declaratory ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's definition of Automated Telephone Dialing Systems, also known as "auto-dialing" or "robo-calling."
MBA Chart of the Week: Construction & Finance Sector Job Openings, Wage Growth
In this week's chart, we feature data on job openings and hourly earnings for the construction and finance sectors.
The Week Ahead
It's a busy period for the Mortgage Bankers Association, with several key reports and the final two of its major spring conferences scheduled over the next two weeks, as well as important activity on Capitol Hill.
JLL: First-Quarter Transaction Volume Grows
Transaction volumes exceeded expectations in the first quarter with 4.7 percent year-over-year growth, reported JLL, Chicago.
Dealmaker: Metropolitan Capital Advisors Arranges $18M
Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Dallas, arranged $17.8 million for retail, hotel and medical assets in Texas and Colorado.
MBA Annual Convention & Expo in Washington Oct. 14-17
Join thousands of your industry colleagues in our nation's capital this October for the Mortgage Bankers Association' Annual Convention & Expo 2018.
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.
MBA Compliance Essentials Offers Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional Designation Level 1
Earn recognition for your mortgage compliance expertise: MBA Education and the MBA Compliance Essentials program offer the only certification and designation program geared exclusively towards compliance professionals in the mortgage finance industry, the Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP).