Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger testified before the House Financial Services Committee last week for a semi-annual review of the Bureau's ongoing efforts.
MBA: Commercial, Multifamily Mortgages Continue Performing Historically Well
HousingWire, Mar. 8, 2019--Ben Lane
What's Moving Markets Today
CNN Business, Mar. 8, 2019
FHFA Chief-to-Be's Top Priority: More Capital for Fannie, Freddie
National Mortgage News, Mar. 10, 2019--Hannah Lang (subscription)
Private Investors Encroach on Fannie and Freddie's Domain
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 9, 2019--Ben Eisen (subscription)
Wells Fargo Says Its Culture Has Changed. Some Employees Disagree
New York Times, Mar. 9, 2019--Emily Flitter, Stacy Cowley
Fannie's HPSI Holds Steady in February, Borrowers Less Bullish on Home Prices
The Mortgage Leader, Mar. 8, 2019
Sellers Need to Be Cautious at Showings
UExpress, Mar. 8, 2019--Lew Sichelman
MBA Chart of the Week: Ways Borrowers Remit Mortgage Payments
This week's chart, showing the myriad options for remitting payments, provides a glimpse into operational complexities that may arise for mortgage servicers from the fundamental task of collecting payments.
Housing Starts Begin Year Strong
Housing starts began 2019 on a strong note, jumping by nearly 19 percent from December, HUD and the Labor Department reported Friday.
Labor Report Shows Signs of Tightening
Employers added just 20,000 jobs in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Week Ahead
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Technology Solutions Conference & Expo is less than two weeks away, taking place Mar. 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
'Cautious Yet Confident' Hotel Sector
"Cautious yet confident" can describe current hotel investor sentiment, reported JLL, Chicago.
Dealmaker: NorthMarq Capital Secures $86M for Mixed-Use, Multifamily
NorthMarq Capital, Minneapolis, secured $86.2 million for mixed-use and multifamily assets in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Washington.
MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference in L.A. May 14-17
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference takes place May 14-17 at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
MBA Education School of Mortgage Banking I Apr. 9-12 in San Antonio
MBA Education presents its popular School of Mortgage Banking Course I April 9-12 in San Antonio.
MBA Compliance Essentials Offers Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional Designation Level 1
Earn recognition for your mortgage compliance expertise: MBA Education and the MBA Compliance Essentials program offer the only certification and designation program geared exclusively towards compliance professionals in the mortgage finance industry, the Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP).