After nearly four years of year-over-year declines, for-sale inventory has grown on an annual basis four out of the past five months, said Zillow, Seattle, a trend that clearly favors home buyers going forward.
Mortgage Rates Dip to their Lowest Levels in More than a Year
Washington Post, Feb. 14, 2019--Kathy Orton
Susan Stewart on How to Thrive in the Industry
Mortgage Media, Feb. 14, 2019
Mortgage Applications for New Home Purchases Up 43 Percent
National Mortgage Professional, Feb. 14, 2019--Phil Hall
Amazon Drops Plans to Build Headquarters in New York City
Washington Post, Feb. 14, 2019--Robert McCartney, Jonathan O'Connell
Reform of Fannie, Freddie Should Fall to Congress: FHFA Nominee
National Mortgage News, Feb. 14, 2019--Hannah Long (subscription)
House Lawmaker Warns of CECL's Impact on Fannie, Freddie
National Mortgage News, Feb. 14, 2019--Neil Haggerty (subscription)
Fannie Mae Reports Net Income of $16B in 2018
HousingWire, Feb. 14, 2019--Alcynna Lloyd
Freddie Mac Reports Net Income of $8.6 Billion in 2018
HousingWire, Feb. 14, 2019--Kelsey Ramirez
New 'Opportunity Zones' Give Investors Big Tax Breaks
Orange County Register, Feb. 14, 2019--Jeff Lazerson
MBA Offices Closed Monday
Offices of the Mortgage Bankers Association will be closed this Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.
Remodeling Outlook Wavers as Challenges Mount
Growth in remodeling is fine, for now. But annual growth in the national market for home improvement and repair is expected to slow considerably by the end of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Joint Center for housing Studies of Harvard University.
Blend, San Francisco, launched home equity loan and home equity line of credit products. The offerings, already in use by more than 20 Blend customers including U.S. Bank and Mountain America Credit Union, represent the first expansion of the company's core lending platform beyond digital mortgages.
As Markets Change, Execs Stress Strategic Thinking
SAN DIEGO--Commercial real estate debt markets are as competitive as ever, so industry executives need to think strategically, CRE leaders said here at the MBA CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo's second general session.
Dealmaker: Arbor Funds $25M in Small Balance Loans
Arbor Realty Trust, Uniondale, N.Y., funded $24.7 in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac small balance multifamily loans.
MBA National Advocacy Conference in D.C. Apr. 2-3
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual National Advocacy Conference takes place Apr. 2-3 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
MBA Education Compliance Essentials State Mortgage Servicing Rules Deep Dive Workshop Feb. 25
MBA Education and the Compliance Essentials program present State Mortgage Servicing Rules Deep Dive Workshop on Feb 25 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in conjunction with the MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo.
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).