The Mortgage Bankers Association and a half-dozen other industry trade groups urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase the threshold for reporting Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data on closed-end mortgage loans.
Here's What the Surge in Mortgage Applications Means for the Housing Sector
CNBC, June 12, 2019
Mortgage Applications Surge on Refinances as Rates Hit 21-Month Low
USA Today, June 12, 2019--Yan Zhang
Growth of Multifamily, CRE Loan Debt Shows Strong Interest in Sector
National Mortgage News, June 12, 2019--Paul Centopani (subscription)
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Asks Congress to Help End U.S. Control
Bloomberg, June 12, 2019--Austin Weinstein
House Poised to Advance Flood Insurance Reform, Beneficial Owner Rules
American Banker, June 12, 2019--Neil Haggerty (subscription)
Is Your Home at Risk of Flooding? The Data Is Hard to Find
Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2019--Laura Kusisto (subscription)
MERS, NYSE Owner Intercontinental Exchange Increases Mortgage Presence By Buying Simplifile
HousingWire, June 12, 2019--Ben Lane
Most Millennial Renters Expect to Buy a Home in the Next Five Years
National Mortgage News, June 12, 2019--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
BB&T, SunTrust to Rebrand as Truist
HousingWire, June 12, 2019--Jessica Guerin
MBA: May New Home Purchase Applications Up 0.1%
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 0.1 percent in May from April and by 20.1 percent from a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning.
MBA Launches New Affordable Housing Initiative
The Mortgage Bankers Association launched a new strategic initiative to help develop stronger and more effective affordable housing partnerships in both the policy and business arenas.
MBA's Krystal Thomas, Andrea Oh Presented with Women in Housing Finance Inc.'s 40 under 40 Award
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Krystal Thomas, Government Program Specialist, and Andrea Oh, Policy Advisor, were recognized by Women in Housing and Finance Inc.'s 2019 40 under 40 awards.
CRE Executives Bullish as Tax Reform Measures Take Shape
Commercial real estate executives show optimism about the country's economic strength and expect real estate market activity to grow despite the aging economic cycle, reported law firm Akerman LLP, Miami.
Dealmaker: Greystone Arranges $415M for Hudson Yards Development
Greystone, New York, arranged a $415 million construction loan for Douglaston Development's 931-unit mixed-use residential development at 601 W. 29th Street on Manhattan's Far West Side.
MBA Annual19 Comes to Austin, Texas Oct. 27-30
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo takes place Oct. 27-30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
Upcoming MBA School of Mortgage Banking II Courses
MBA Education presents its popular School of Mortgage Banking Course II in several locations this summer and fall.
MBA Education Opportunity Zone Webinar June 19: A Guide to Evolving Program Rules
The U.S. Treasury issued Qualified Opportunity Zone program regulations on April 17. Join MBA Education and members of Ballard Spahr's Qualified Opportunity Zone team for an overview of the QOZ program and dive into how this new set of regulations will impact investments in real estate and operating businesses located in QOZs.