Mortgage applications increased from one week earlier as home buyers took advantage of lower interest rates, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 23.
Why the Housing Slowdown Won't Become a Housing Crash
Yahoo.com, Nov. 27, 2018--Melody Hahm
Real Estate, Title Agents Embrace Fintech, But Lose Faith in Homebuyers
National Mortgage News, Nov. 27, 2018--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Homeownership for Older Millennials Quickly Becomes a Thing
HousingWire, Nov. 27, 2018--Jacob Gaffney
El-Erian: Fed Will Have to Go Through With Another Rate Hike Next Month or Risk Appearing Politically Influenced
CNBC, Nov. 27, 2018--Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
Another Warning Sign That the U.S. Economy Will Slow Next Year
Bloomberg, Nov. 27, 2018--Sho Chandra, Liz McCormick
Prudential Making a Big Bet on Lower-Income Housing
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 27, 2018--Peter Grant (subscription)
FHFA Announces 7% Increase in GSE Conforming Loan Limits
The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday announced a nearly 7 percent increase in conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019.
MBA Announces Record 149 Path to Diversity Scholarship Winners
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced a record 149 individual employees from MBA member companies were awarded a Path to Diversity scholarship during the 2018 fiscal year.
Mortgage Action Alliance Seeks Nominees for 3 Steering Committee Seats
The Mortgage Action Alliance, the grassroots advocacy arm of the Mortgage Bankers Association is accepting nominations to fill three at-large seats on its 2019-2020 Steering Committee. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 3.
Amid Growing Inventories, Home Price Gains Continue Slowdown
S&P Dow Jones Indices, New York, reported home price increases slowed for the second consecutive month. Other reports suggest rising mortgage rates, lower demand and rising housing inventories are having an impact on overheated housing markets.
CRE Transaction Volume Up 14% through 3Q
Commercial real estate transaction volumes through the first three quarters increased 14.2 percent over last year to $341.2 billion, reported JLL, Chicago.
Dealmaker: Arbor Funds $49M in Multifamily Loans
Arbor Realty Trust, Uniondale, N.Y., recently funded $48.7 million secured by multifamily properties in North Carolina and Utah.
MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo in Orlando Feb. 25-28
The Mortgage Bankers Association's National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo 2019 (Servicing19) returns to Orlando Feb. 25-28.
MBA Education School of Mortgage Servicing Mar. 4-14
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Servicing instructor-guided online course Mar. 4-14.
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).