The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday published two reports: one that largely favorably assesses effectiveness of its Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule; the second that assesses effectiveness of its mortgage servicing rule issued under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
Mortgage Rates Continue Their Six-Week Decline, Falling to Nine-Month Lows
Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2019--Kathy Orton (MBA mention)
Milken: FHFA SHould Pave Way for Housing Reform
Scotsman Guide, Jan. 10, 2019--Victor Whitman
Mortgage Rates and Credit Availability Fall
National Mortgage Professional, Jan. 10, 2019--Phil Hall
CFPB Mortgage Rule Didn't Cost Industry Much, Agency Says
American Banker, Jan. 10, 2019--Kate Berry (subscription)
Trump Administration Nears Release of New Overtime Proposal
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 10, 2019--Eric Morath (subscription)
Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Credit Risk: Moody's
National Mortgage News, Jan. 10, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
House Passes Bill to Fund Transportation Dept., HUD
The Hill, Jan. 10, 2019--Juliegrace Brufke
Amrock Denied: Judge Won't Grant New Trial in $740 Million Fight with HouseCanary
HousingWire, Jan. 10, 2019--Ben Lane
Ginnie's Bright to Leave for Private Sector Post
The Mortgage Leader, Jan. 10, 2019
Lenders Coming to Aid of Workers Affected by Government Shutdown
Orange County Register, Jan. 10, 2019--Jeff Lazerson
Renter, Buyer, Seller Sentiments Shifting
Volatility is the byword of the housing market these days. And home buyers, sellers and renters are adjusting accordingly.
Zillow: Interest Rates Affecting Home Values--But Not Deterring First-Time Buyers
A new survey from Zillow and Pulenomics LLC said the homeownership rate--led by first-time buyers--will climb above the historic norm within five years, despite rising interest rates.
Lovell Minnick Partners, Philadelphia, a private equity firm specializing in financial and related business services companies, announced it completed acquisition of ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., a provider of national real estate data and analytics.
Apartment Market Sees Stronger Rent Growth, Tightened Occupancy
U.S. apartment rent growth accelerated to a 3.3 percent annual pace in the fourth quarter, reported RealPage, Richardson, Texas.
Dealmaker: Arizona Republic Office Sells for $38M
ViaWest Group, Phoenix, acquired the 10-story office building 200 E. Van Buren St., presently home to the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Call for Nominations for MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Awards; Deadline Today
The Mortgage Bankers Association and MBA Insights are accepting nominations for the MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Awards. Nominations will be accepted through today, Jan. 11.
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 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 Education Ten Things Your Mortgage Company Must Do in 2019 Webinar Jan. 17
MBA Education presents a webinar, Ten Things Your Mortgage Company Must Do in 2019, on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.