Mortgage credit availability decreased in Jul, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs Market Clarity business information tool.
Mortgage Refinances Spike 12% on Big Rate Drop, But Homebuyers Pull Back Again
CNBC, Aug. 7, 2019--Diana Olick
Falling Yields Rock U.S. Mortgage Bond Market
Reuters, Aug. 7, 2019--Richard Leong
Black Knight's Earnings Down on Hit from Dun & Bradstreet Investent
National Mortgage News, Aug. 7, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Former Freddie CEO: Trump's Treasury Sees GSE Reform as 'Mostly Happened'
HousingWire, Aug. 7, 2019--Kathleen Howley
Could There Ever Be Negative Long-Term Mortgage Rates in the U.S.?
National Mortgage News, Aug. 7, 2019--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
Mall Landlords Weigh Becoming Lenders to Blunt Retail Apocalypse
Bloomberg, Aug. 7, 2019--Laruen Coleman-Lochner, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon
ATTOM: Foreclosure Filings Down 18% in First Half of Year
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., reported an 18% drop in U.S. foreclosure filings in the first six months of the year and an 82 percent decline from the peak of foreclosures.
More Than Half of Homebuyers, Sellers Oppose Housing Density; a Quarter Support
Redfin, Seattle, released a survey reporting homebuyers and sellers are nearly twice as likely to oppose the building of dense housing in their neighborhood than they are to support it.
LendEDU, Hoboken, N.J., released the first part of a two-part study on trends among current Millennial homeowners, noting this generation often pays for private mortgage insurance, in addition to leaving little wiggle room to meet monthly mortgage payments.
CMBS Supply-Demand Fundamentals Stable; Freddie Mac Defeasance Jumps
Commercial property market supply and demand fundamentals slipped one point in the first quarter but remained stable, reported Moody's Investors Service, New York.
Dealmaker: Dwight Capital Closes $96M
Dwight Capital, New York, closed $95.7 million in multifamily loans in Nevada, Maryland, Michigan and Texas.
MBA Annual19 Comes to Austin, Texas Oct. 27-30
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo takes place Oct. 27-30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
Upcoming MBA Education School of Mortgage Banking I Courses
MBA Education presents its popular School of Mortgage Banking Course I this summer and fall.
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Through the MBA Member Advantage Program, you can save up to 29 percent on small package shipping with FedEx.