In an attempt to keep the government open, a group of 17 lawmakers met on Wednesday to hash out a legislative solution on issues relating to homeland security. This bipartisan conference committee has until February 15 to find such a proposal that could clear both chambers of Congress and get President Trump's signature.
Mortgage Market Dynamics: Competition and Evolution
Journal for Structured Finance, Feb. 2019--Michael Fratantoni
Housing Finance Reforms Welcomed by Real Estate Industry
Mortgage Professional America, Feb. 4, 2019--Steve Randall
Republicans Want Mortgage Giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to be Private Companies Again
Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2019--Renae Merle
CFPB Offers New FAQ for TRID Compliance
Naional Mortgage News, Feb. 1, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Nonbank Mortgage Employment Hasn't Been This Low Since 2016
National Mortgage News, Feb. 1, 2019-Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
The 6 Most Expensive Rental Markets are All in California
HousingWire, Feb. 1, 2019--Kelsey Ramirez
Construction Spending Up Slightly
National Mortgage Professional, Feb. 1, 2019--Phil Hall
MBA Chart of the Week: Measures of New Home Sales
This week's chart compares two different estimates of new home sales.
January Employment Surges Again
Payroll employment surged for the second straight month, as private employers added 304,000 jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Week Ahead
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo is less than a week away, taking place Feb. 10-13 in San Diego. CREF is the largest gathering of commercial/multifamily professionals in the country.
'Healthy Runway' for Flexible Office Space
All signs indicate the office market can handle significantly more flexible space than it currently has, said JLL, Chicago.
Non-bank direct lender Civic Financial Services, Redondo Beach, Calif., launched CIVIC Multifamily.
Dealmaker: Hunt Real Estate Capital Provides $31M in Multifamily Financing
Hunt Real Estate Capital, New York, provided $31.3 million in Fannie Mae funds to finance multifamily properties in Texas, Maryland and Arkansas.
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.MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Banking Course III June 11-14 at MBA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
CREF19 in San Diego Feb. 10-13
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2019 returns to San Diego Feb. 10-13.
MBA Disaster Recovery Guide Now Available in Spanish
The Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals have developed a Spanish-language version of Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners, a consumer-facing informational guide.