Mortgage applications rebounded from a subdued holiday week, jumping by nearly 25 percent as mortgage interest rates fell to nine-month lows, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending Jan. 4.
12 Mortgage Power Players to Watch in 2019
National Mortgage News, Jan. 8, 2019--Paul Centopani, Austin Kilgore (free article)
MBA: Commercial Lenders Expect a Strong Year
Scotsman Guide, Jan. 8, 2019--Victor Whitman
FHA Asks Mortgage Industry to Help Unpaid Federal Workers with their Mortgages
HousingWire, Jan. 8, 2019--Ben Lane
Unpaid Federal Workers Owe More than $400 Million in Mortgage and Rent Payments This Month
MarketWatch, Jan. 8, 2019--Jacob Passy
Private Equity Firm Acquires ATTOM Data Solutions
National Mortgage Professional, Jan. 8, 2019--Phil Hall
First- and Second-Home Buyers Can Expect Discounts in 2019
Bloomberg, Jan. 9, 2019--James Tarmy
High Level of New Construction Will Continue to Strain Apartment Demand in 2019
National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 8, 2019--Bendix Anderson
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Change Compensatory Fee Structure
In an important win for Mortgage Bankers Association members, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last month announced changes to their compensatory fee structures that better take into account a mortgage servicers' operations and no longer impose fees at the outset of the process.
CoreLogic: Delinquency Rates at 18 Year-Low
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said mortgage delinquencies fell to their lowest rates since 2000, with foreclosure inventories at their lowest rate since 2005.
Black Knight: 550,000 Homeowners Regain Incentive to Refinance as Interest Rates Fall
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said with recent drops in mortgage interest rates, the number of homeowners with mortgages who could likely qualify for and see at least a 0.75 percent interest rate reduction by refinancing increased by nearly 550,000.
Office Sector Vacancy Steady; Rents, Absorption Strong
Though the office sector vacancy rate did not move in the fourth quarter, office rents grew and net absorption was strong, reported Reis, New York.
Dealmaker: HFF Arranges $315M for Industrial Assets
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Houston, arranged $135 million in financing for two new Baltimore-area build-to-suit industrial buildings fully leased to Under Armour and Amazon.com.
Call for Nominations for MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Awards; Deadline Jan. 11
The Mortgage Bankers Association and MBA Insights are accepting nominations for the MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 11.
MBA Education Advanced Risk Management for Pros June 3-5 in D.C.
MBA Education presents its popular Advanced Risk Management for Mortgage Pros Workshop, in conjunction with the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, in Washington, D.C. June 3-5.
Find Out Where You Stand through the PGR: MBA and STRATMOR Peer Group Roundtables Program
Since 1998, the Mortgage Bankers Association and STRATMOR Group have jointly conducted the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program. Launch date for the next program (data through Dec. 31, 2018) is Jan. 15, 2019.