Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, in testimony yesterday before the Senate Banking Committee, said Congress should move forward with comprehensive housing reform legislation without delay.
Trump Directs Treasury, HUD to Enact Housing Finance Reform
Mortgage Orb, Mar. 27, 2019--Patrick Barnard
Trump Officially Calls for End to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Conservatorship
HousingWire, Mar. 27, 2019--Jessica Guerin, Ben Lane
Weekly Mortgage Applications Surge Nearly 9% on Lower Rates
CNBC, Mar. 27, 2019--Diana Olick
5 Key Themes Dictating the Direction of Digital Mortgages
National Mortgage News, Mar. 27, 2019--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Mortgage Profitability Hits All-Time Low in Q4
HousingWire, Mar. 27, 2019--Kelsey Ramirez
New FHA Rules Make it Tougher for People to Get a Mortgage
Washington Post, Mar. 27, 2019--Kenneth R. Harney
Climate Change Matters for Real Estate--Just Not the Way You Might Think
Barrons, Mar. 27, 2019--Alexandra Scaggs (free content)
California Lawmaker Considers Statewide CFPB
American Banker, Mar. 27, 2019--Kate Berry (subscription)
MBA Chairman: Time for Industry to Go on Technology Offense
DALLAS--Mortgage Bankers Association Chairman Christopher George says while the mortgage industry has come a long way since the financial crisis, it must continue its focus on technology.
Fidelity National Financial, Jacksonville, Fla., launched a digital closing experience for consumers closing in its title operations. Developed in partnership with Black Knight Inc., it supports both hybrid and fully digital closing options and is tightly integrated with FNF's title production systems.
CMBS Defeasance Volume Rebounds
Commercial mortgage-backed securities defeasance volume rebounded last year after a two-year decline, reported Moody's Investors Service, New York.
Dealmaker: Hall Structured Finance Closes $42M Hotel Construction Loan
Hall Structured Finance, Dallas, closed a $41.8 million first lien construction loan to finance construction of a dual-branded 144-room Aloft Hotel and 140-room extended-stay Element Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
MBA State & Local Workshop Apr. 1-2
The Mortgage Bankers Association's popular annual State & Local Workshop takes place Apr. 1-2 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
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.
Make Your Voice Heard through MBA Mortgage Action Alliance
The Mortgage Action Alliance is a voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association.