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  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 3.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 30, 2014.  This week’s results include an adju

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 28, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 23, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a meas

  • Stevens Statement on Presidential Nominations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2014) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement on the nomination of Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing

  • Statement of David Stevens Regarding MBA’s HMDA Analysis

    Washington, DC (May 22, 2014) -- David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement standing by the methodology MBA used to calculate loan denial rates from the 2012 HMDA data.“MBA stands by its analysis of HMDA data, and frankly we ar

  • 2013 Mortgage Banker Profits Strong in First Half, Weaker in Second Half

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2014) — Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $1,242 on each loan they originated in 2013, down from $2,199 per loan in 2012, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported today in its Annual Mo

  • Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 16, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a meas

  • David Stevens Addresses MBA's National Secondary Conference

    0[Please Note:  These are prepared remarks which have been recently updated from MBA’s 2014 Secondary Market Conference & Expo.  Mr. Stevens may add or subtract from these remarks during the course of his presentation.  Portions of the text may be omit

  • Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Continue to Improve

    Judicial States Still Weigh on Foreclosure Inventory

  • MBA's Stevens Comments on Senate Banking Housing Finance Reform Markup

    David H. Stevens, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement in response to the passage in the Senate Banking Committee of The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014. “MBA commends the Senate Banking Committee

  • Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 3.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 9, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a measu

  • MBA Statement on FHFA Director Watt’s Comments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2014) –  David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement after remarks made by FHFA Director Mel Watt today at the Brookings Institution.“In his first major speech outlining his priorities

  • MBA Education Announces New Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule Web Course

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2014) — Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Education department (MBA Education) introduced a new “Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule” web course.  Participants who pass the exam earn a certificate of completion demonstrati

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in April 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2014) — The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 5 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adju

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases Slightly in April – Expanded Historical Data Gives 10 Years of Perspective

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.  "

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 5.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 2, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a measur

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 25, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a

  • MBA Statement on CFPB's Proposed Changes to the QM Rule

    David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed changes to the Qualified Mortgage/Ability-to-Repay rule. “This proposal is a positive development for consumer

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 18, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 4.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 11, 2014. The Market Composite Index, a measur

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in March 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2014) — The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 15 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjust

  • Mortgage Purchase Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 4, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a me

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in March

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ̶

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased in November 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2013) — MBA’s Builder Application Survey data for November 2013 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 18 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patter

  • MBA Commends Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Director

    E.J. Burke, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today issued the following statement on the confirmation of U.S. Representative Mel Watt to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): “MBA commends the confirmation of Mel Watt as the next Director of

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2013) — Mortgage applications increased 1.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 6, 2013.  The previous week’s result

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased Slightly in November

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2013) — Mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in November according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.

  • Mortgage Applications Fall During Holiday-Shortened Week

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 4, 2013) — Mortgage applications decreased 12.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 29, 2013.  This week’s results inclu

  • Independent Mortgage Banker Profits Fell in the Third Quarter of 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 4, 2013) — Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $743 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2013, down from $1,528 per loan in the second quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 27, 2013) — Mortgage applications decreased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 22, 2013.  The Market Composite Ind

  • Report Profiles Housing Future for Older Americans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 25, 2013) — Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) released a new report entitled “A Profile of Housing and Health among Older Americans” authored by Professors Michael D. Eriksen of Texas

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 20, 2013) — Mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 15, 2013.  This week’s results

  • MBA Statement On CFPB Finalizing “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Forms

    Statement of David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, on the CFPB Finalizing “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Forms. “MBA shares the CFPB's goal of creating mortgage regulations that protect consumers and strengthen the real estate finance

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in October 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2013) — MBA’s Builder Application Survey data for October 2013 shows that mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 11 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2013) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 8, 2013.  This week's results are compared

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increased Slightly in October

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 12, 2013) — Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in October according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.

  • MBA Opens Doors Foundation Raises $115k at Annual Convention

    WASHINGTON, DC (November 12, 2013) – Today, Debra Still, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Opens Doors Foundation, released the following statement announcing Opens Doors raised more than $100,000 at MBA’s 100th Annual Convention: “It is a

  • Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Continue to Plummet

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2013) — The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.41 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2013, the lowest level since the second quarter

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2013) — Mortgage applications decreased 7.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 1, 2013.  The Market Composite Index

  • MBA’s Cosgrove Testifies on Housing Finance Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 5, 2013) – Bill Cosgrove, CEO of Union Home Mortgage Corp. and Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs at a hearing titled, “Housing Finance Reform:

  • MBA’s Stevens Testifies on Housing Finance Reform

    David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs at a hearing titled, “Housing Finance Reform: Essential Elements of a Government Guarantee for Mortgage-Backed Secur

  • MBA Calls on Senate to Confirm FHFA Director

    E.J. Burke, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today issued the following statement on the nomination of U.S. Representative Mel Watt to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).“More than five years after being put into conservatorship, Fannie Mae and

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2013) — Mortgage applications increased 6.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 25, 2013.  The Market Composite Index

  • MBA Honors J. David Motley with Distinguished Service Award

    WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2013) – Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) awarded J. David Motley, CMB, with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented in recognition of dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry

  • New Report Looks at History of Mortgage Industry in America

    WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2013) – Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) released a new report entitled “Mortgage Banking in the United States, 1870-1940” authored by Professor Ken Snowden of the University of Nor

  • MBA Announces Members and Leadership of 2014 Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and 2014 Residential Committee Chairs

    Washington, DC (October 26, 2013) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced J. David Motley, CMB, President of Colonial National Mortgage, a division of Colonial Savings, F.A. in Fort Worth, TX as Chairman of its 2014 Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and Michael

  • MBA Sees 2014 Originations Falling 32 Percent from 2013

    Washington, DC (October 29, 2013) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that it expects to see $1.2 trillion in mortgage originations during 2014, a 32 percent decline from 2013.  While MBA expects purchase originations to increase 9 percent, it expects refinance

  • Jamie Korus Wins MBA Opens Doors Foundation Community Champion Award

    WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2013) – Today, Jamie Korus, CMB, President and Principal of Alliance Financial Resources, LLC, was awarded the “MBA Opens Doors Foundation Community Champion Award” by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). This award recognizes an individual who

  • Remarks by MBA Chairman E.J. Burke During MBA's 100th Annual Convention & Expo

    Washington, DC (October 28, 2013) — E.J. Burke, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today delivered the following remarks at the association’s 100th Annual Convention and Expo in Washington, DC.  [Please Note:  These are prepared remarks.  Mr. B

  • Stevens Calls for a Constructive Balance in Housing Policy

    Washington, DC (October 28, 2013) — David H. Stevens, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today delivered the following remarks at the association’s 100th Annual Convention and Expo in Washington, DC.  [Please Note:  These are prepared rem

  • MORPAC Honors Julie Piepho, CMB, with the Distinguished 2013 Schumacher-Bolduc Award

    Washington, DC (October 28, 2013) — The Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Julie Piepho CMB, President - National Operations of Cornerstone Home Lending, with the 2013 Schumacher-Bolduc Award at the association’s 100th Annual Convention and Expo held

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