MBA's National Advocacy Conference took place in Washington last week, giving attendees a chance to petition their elected officials and hear from a large cast of speakers, including a bipartisan mix of key congressional leaders on financial services and housing issues.
Biggest Mortgage Drop in Decades Sparks a Boom in Home Sales
NBC News, Apr. 5, 2019--Christine Dahlgren
Trump Calls on Fed to Cut Interest Rates, Resume Bond-Buying to Stimulate Growth
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 5, 2019--David Harrison (subscription)
Everyone Has an Opinion on Fannie's Future, One Firm Offers a Rating
National Mortgage News, Apr. 5, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Is Wells Fargo Stuck in the Denial Stage of Recovery?
American Banker, Apr. 7, 2019--Kate Berry (subscription)
HomeStreet Selling Off Majority of Mortgage Business...
HousingWire, Apr. 5, 2019--Ben Lane
Tool Compares Instant Offers
UExpress, Apr. 5, 2019--Lew Sichelman
mPower Moments: Byron Boston and Brian Stoffers, CMB, on Closing Gender Gap
In the latest episode of mPower Moments, mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies sits down with MBA Chairman-Elect Brian Stoffers, CMB; and Byron Boston, President, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Dynex Capital, on on the importance of closing the gender gap in the real estate finance industry and providing a clear path for women to advance in their careers.
March Job Report Rebounds
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 196,000 in March, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Week Ahead
MBA releases its monthly Builder Applications Survey this Tuesday, Apr. 9; its Weekly Applications Survey this Wednesday, Apr. 10; and its 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Annual Summation on Thursday, Apr. 11.
MBA Chart of the Week: Top 10 Commercial/Multifamily Originators in 2018
MBA recently released its annual 2018 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms' Origination Volumes. Last year was another strong year for lending and borrowing.
Tech Sector Dominates Office Leasing
The technology sector cemented its position as a major office market driver in 2018, said Cushman & Wakefield, New York.
Dealmaker: Arbor Funds $77M in Fannie Mae Multifamily Loans
Arbor Realty Trust, Uniondale, N.Y., funded two Fannie Mae multifamily loans totaling $76.5 million.
MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference in L.A. May 14-17
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference takes place May 14-17 at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
MBA Education School of Mortgage Banking III in D.C. June 11-14
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Banking Course III June 11-14 at MBA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Save on FedEx Shipping through MBA Member Advantage Program
Through the MBA Member Advantage Program, you can save up to 29 percent on small package shipping with FedEx.
MBA Education UMBS and Your Business: Best Practices for Readiness Webinar Apr. 10
MBA Education presents a webinar, UMBS and Your Business: Best Practices for Readiness Webinar, on Wednesday, Apr. 10 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.