Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $573.9 billion in loans in 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2018 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation.
Mortgage Refinance Boom Goes Bust as Rates Shift Higher
CNBC, Apr. 10, 2019--Diana Olick
Is Spring Going to Be a Goldilocks Housing Season for Everybody?
Washington Post, Apr. 10, 2019--Kenneth R. Harney
CEOs of 7 Mega Banks Challenged by House Committee
Washington Post, Apr. 10, 2019--Renae Merle
Fed Minutes: Officials See Little Need to Change Rates This Year
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 10, 2019--Nick Timiraos (subscription)
Mortgage Fraud Risk is Growing and Lenders Can't Be Caught Off Guard
National Mortgage News, Apr. 10, 2019--Bridget Berg (free article)
Caliber Home Loans Fined for Allegedly Steering...
HousingWire, Apr. 10, 2019--Ben Lane
Economist Dismisses Notion of Upcoming Housing-Fueled Recession
National Mortgage Professional, Apr. 10, 2019--Phil Hall
Opportunity Zones Knocking, But Few Answering the Call So Far
Bloomberg, Apr. 10, 2019--Lynnley Browning
How Consumer Attitudes are Transforming Home Buying Experience
PwC, New York, said consumer attitudes are transforming the home buying experience, providing lenders with an "invaluable opportunity" to build long-term relationships.
ATTOM: Foreclosure Activity at Lowest Levels Since 2008
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., said U.S. foreclosure activity fell by 15 percent in the first quarter to its lowest level since first quarter 2008.
'More Gray Skies Ahead' for Retail Sector
As the retail sector's shakeout continues, a number of retail real estate markets face more vacancies and falling rents, said Reis Senior Economist Barbara Byrne Denham.
Real estate investor and developer Lightstone, New York, launched a new platform to purchase telecommunications and technology real estate assets with a $300 million initial allocation.
Dealmaker: Berkadia Brokers Two Sales Totaling $89M
Berkadia, New York, brokered two apartment property sales in Washington and Florida totaling $89.2 million.
MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo May 19-22
The Mortgage Bankers Association's National Secondary Market Conference & Expo returns to the New York Marriott Marquis May 19-22.
Call for Speakers: MBA Condominium Lending Workshop
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Condominium Workshop takes place July 18 in Washington, D.C. Speaking opportunities are available; deadline is May 17.
MBA Education Webinar: Technology & CRE Finance--Where Are We & Where Are We Headed? May 29
Join MBA Education for an informative webinar, Technology & CRE Finance: Where Are We & Where Are We Headed?, on Wednesday, May 29 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.