This week, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, will testify before the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing on GSE reform.
Lenders are Quietly Lowering FICO Credit Score Requirements for Mortgages
Bankrate.com, Mar. 22, 2019--Natalie Campisi
Mortgage Rates are Now Breaking New Lower Territory, And They Could Stay There for Months
CNBC, Mar. 22, 2019--Diana Olick
The Future of Affordable Housing
Media Planet, Mar. 22, 2019--Ben Carson
World's Biggest Banks Accused of Price-Fixing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bonds
HousingWire, Mar. 22, 2019--Ben Lane
Mortgage Sector Performance May Lag as Fed Pivots to Treasuries
Bloomberg, Mar. 22, 2019--Christopher Maloney
Trump Offers Fed Board Position to Economic Commentator Stephen Moore
Wall Street Journal, Mar. 22, 2019--Nick Timiraos (subscription)
Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch
Pew Charitable Trusts, Mar. 25, 2019--Tim Henderson
Existing Home Sales Rise 4th Straight Month
Existing home sales posted the largest month-over-month gain since 2015, rising for the fourth straight month in February, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Friday.
Freddie Mac: Lower Mortgage Rates, Home Price Moderation to Help Spring Home Buying
Freddie Mac, McLean, Va., said the mortgage market is expected to see modest growth in 2019, buoyed by lower mortgage interest rates.
The Week Ahead
DALLAS--MBA NewsLink comes to you this week from the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Technology Solutions Conference & Expo, running through Wednesday, Mar. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
MBA Chart of the Week: MBA Commercial/Multifamily Market Uncertainty Bingo
At this year's MBA Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance (CREF) Convention & Expo in San Diego, more than 3,000 commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals came together for the industry's largest gathering of the year to hear from expert speakers, network with peers and gauge the state of the CREF industry.
Incentives Drive Multifamily Investments in Opportunity Zones
A tax advantage included in 2017's tax reform law should lead to a "significant" capital influx to multifamily investments located in Opportunity Zones, said Freddie Mac, McLean, Va.
Dealmaker: HFF Arranges $104M
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Houston, arranged $104.3 million for office, hotel and retail properties in three states.
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 School of Mortgage Banking II May 14-17 in Chicago
MBA Education presents its popular School of Mortgage Banking Course II May 14-17 in Chicago.
MBA Disaster Recovery Guide Now Available in Spanish
The Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals have developed a Spanish-language version of Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners, a consumer-facing informational guide.