Mortgage applications fell for the third consecutive week despite key interest rates falling to 10-month lows, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 1.
Senate Panel to Consider Nomination of Fannie, Freddie Overseer Next Week
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 5, 2019--Andrew Ackerman (subscription)
Tech Companies Seen as Banks' Competitors for Mortgages: Fannie Mae
National Mortgage News, Feb. 5, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
Fed to Include High Unemployment in 2019 Stress Test Scenario
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 5, 2019--Andrew Ackerman, Lalita Clozel (subscription)
Fed Exempts Most Regional Banks from Stress Testing in 2019
American Banker, Feb. 5, 2019--John Heltman (subscription)
Redfin: West Coast Shifting to a Buyers Market
HousingWire, Feb. 5, 2019--Alcynna Lloyd
CMBS Delinquency Falls to a New Post-Crisis Low
National Mortgage Professional, Feb. 5, 2019--Phil Hall
Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact
The Street, Feb. 5, 2019--Brian O'Connell
U.S. Services Sector Activity at Six-Month Low; Shutdown Blamed
Reuters, Feb. 5, 2019--Lucia Mutikani
CoreLogic: Home Price Growth Slowest Since 2012
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said December home prices increased by just 4.7 percent, the slowest growth rate since August 2012.
STRATMOR Study Notes Lender Shift Toward Improving Customer Experience
STRATMOR Group, Greenwood Village, Colo., released its annual Technology Insights Study, noting strong overall improvements by lenders in improving the customer experience but identifying continued challenges in back-end processes.
CREF Corner Office Conversation with Berkadia's Hilary Provinse
The Mortgage Bankers Association released an interview with Berkadia Executive Vice President and Head of Mortgage Banking Hilary Provinse.
CRE Price Growth Slips
U.S. commercial real estate prices slipped in December to the slowest annual growth rate since 2012, said Real Capital Analytics, New York.
Dealmaker: HFF Secures $128M for Office, Hotel Properties
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Houston, secured $128.3 million for office and hotel assets in Missouri, California and Massachusetts.
MBA Technology Solutions Conference & Expo Mar. 24-27 in Dallas
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 takes place Mar. 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
MBA Education School of Mortgage Servicing Mar. 4-14
MBA Education presents its School of Mortgage Servicing instructor-guided online course Mar. 4-14.
MBA Education Advanced Servicing Workshop in Orlando Feb. 25
MBA Education presents its Advanced Servicing One-Day Workshop on Monday, Feb. 25 at the MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla.