NEW YORK--Rising inequalities, sluggish growth, political tensions and central bank policy "experimentations" are having their effects on the housing market. Economists here at the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Secondary Market Conference & Expo said these uncertainties are likely to continue in the next months.
Mortgage Refinance Booms are a Thing of the Past: MBA Chief Economist
National Mortgage News, May 21, 2019--Brad Finkelstein
In Mortgages, These Banks Zigged While Many Others Zagged
National Mortgage News, May 21, 2019--John Reosti
'Zombie' LIBOR Seen Besetting U.S. Mortgage Industry
Reuters, May 21, 2019--Richard Leong
Ben Carson Misheard a Housing Term as 'Oreo' and Other Tense Moments
Washington Post, May 21, 2019--Colby Itkowitz
How Acting Ginnie Mae Chief is Trying to Get to the Bottom of VA Refis
National Mortgage News, May 21, 2019--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)
New York Court Approves Representation for Mortgage Borrowers in Ditech Bankruptcy
HousingWire, May 21, 2019--Jessica Guerin
Seattle is Upzoning to Address its Housing Crisis
Archinect, May 21, 2019 --Anastasia Tokmakova
Mortgage Applications Increase in MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased last week as key interest rates fell for the fourth consecutive week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 17.
April Existing Home Sales Down 0.4%
Existing home sales fell slightly in April, the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday.
Black Knight: Strong April Mortgage Performance Pushes National Delinquency Rate to Record Low
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said following a slow start to the year, the national delinquency rate fell by more than 5% month-over-month to 3.47%, its lowest level dating back to 2000.
Digitally Transforming Commercial Servicing Operations
LOS ANGELES--Integrating business operations, customer and employee experience and technology can digitally transform the commercial/multifamily mortgage servicing business, PwC Partner Steve Robertson said here at the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference.
Dealmaker: Cushman & Wakefield Facilitates $40M Palm House Hotel Sale
Cushman & Wakefield, New York, facilitated sale of The Palm House Hotel on Palm Beach Island, Fla., via a Section 363 bankruptcy sale.
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 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.