Existing home sales rose in October for only the first time in six months, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday, as home prices eased and inventories improved.
Trump Faults Treasury Secretary over Fed Pick
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 23, 2018--Peter Nicholas, Nick Timiraos, Bob Davis
Borrowers Are Tapping Their Homes for Cash, Even as Rates Rise
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 25, 2018--Ben Eisen, Christina Rexrode (subscription)
Cheat Sheet: Hopes and Hang-Ups on CRA Reform
National Mortgage News, Nov. 25, 2018--Rachel Witkowski, Kate Berry (subscription)
What if You Could Trade Sweat Equity for a Cash Down Payment and Closing Costs?
Orange County Register, Nov. 24, 2018--Jeff Lazerson
Odd Parcels: Alimony Tax Changes, Neighborhood Regret, More
UEXpress, Nov. 23, 2018--Lew Sichelman
MBA Chart of the Week: Thanksgiving Consumption
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we looked at the annual price changes of some popular items typically purchased by consumers during Thanksgiving week, using data from the Consumer Price Index.
Appraisers, Homeowners Remain Near Alignment on Home Values
Quicken Loans, Detroit, said owner perceptions of their home value--and appraisers' estimates--remained in relative alignment for the eighth consecutive month.
The Week Ahead
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Summit on Diversity and Inclusion begins Tuesday, taking place Nov. 27-28 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
MBA, Real Estate Groups Urge Support for Invest in America Act
The Mortgage Bankers Association and 16 other real estate organizations urged Congress to support the bipartisan Invest in America Act (H.R. 6726) recently introduced by Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, and Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.
Dealmaker: Thorofare Capital Funds $53M In Office, Hotel Loans
Thorofare Capital, Los Angeles, funded two loans totaling $52.8 million secured by office and hotel properties in Dallas and Miami.
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.
MBA Education School of Mortgage Banking Course III Dec. 4-7 in Dallas
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Banking Course III Dec. 4-7 at Mr. Cooper in Dallas.