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  • MBA Comments on FHA Credit Policy Changes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2009) –  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today reacted to credit policy changes proposed by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner David Stevens.  The changes come in anticipation of FHA’s annual actuarial study, due to be

  • MBA Study Shows Increased Production Profits in the First Quarter of 2009, Spurred by Heavy Refinancings

    WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2009) -  Mortgage bankers made an average profit of over $1,088 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2009, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). This profit marks a marked improvement over the 4th quarter 2008 results in which

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 11, 2009.  This week’s results include an adjustment to account for the Labor Day holiday. The Market Composite I

  • MBA Applauds House on Passage of FHA Multifamily Loan Limit Increase and Additional Resources for FHA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2009) –  David G. Kittle, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association today issued the following statement following passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 3527, the FHA Multifamily Loan Limit Adjustment Act and H.R. 3146, 21st Ce

  • MBA: Don't Include Cram Down in Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2009) - In response to discussion today in the House Financial Services Committee raising the possibility that a regulatory reform bill could include provisions allowing bankruptcy judges to modify mortgages on primary residences, MBA Chairman David Kittle

  • Lower Rates Spur Mortgage Applications in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 4, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 17.0 percent on a seasona

  • MBA Offers Proposed Framework for Government Role in Secondary Mortgage Market

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2009) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new paper outlining a proposed framework for a refined government role in the secondary mortgage market designed to ensure liquidity for mortgages without presenting unnecessary risks for

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 28, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 2.2 percent on a seasonally

  • Wells Fargo/Wachovia Bank Tops U.S. Commercial/Multifamily Servicers in MBA Mid-Year Rankings Report

    Washington, DC (August 27, 2009) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers as of June 30, 2009.  On top of the list of firms is Wells Fargo/Wachovia Bank with $476.2 billion in U.S. master and primar

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 26, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 21, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 7.5 percent on a seasonally

  • Delinquencies Continue to Climb, Foreclosures Flat in Latest MBA National Delinquency Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 20, 2009) — The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 9.24 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the second quarter of 2009, up 12 basis points from the first quarter

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 19, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 14, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 5.6 percent on a seasonally

  • Register Today for MBA's 2nd Quarter 2009 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Conference Call

    WHAT: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2nd Quarter 2009 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Media Conference Call.           Conducted quarterly since 1972, MBA's National Delinquency Survey covers more than 40 million loans on one-to-four- 

  • CampusMBA Becomes Approved SAFE Act Education Provider

    Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2009) - CampusMBA, the award winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced it has been approved as an educational provider through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) to offer courses under the Secure and Fair

  • MBA Applauds Extension of Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility

    Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2009) – Michael D. Berman, Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today issued the following statement after the announcement by the Federal Reserve Board approving the extension of the Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility (TALF) program for

  • MBA Study Shows Mortgage Banker Production Profits Marginally Improved in 2008, Helped by Changes in Product Offerings

    WASHINGTON, DC (August 17, 2009) -  Mortgage bankers managed to make a marginal profit of $184 per loan on every loan they originated in the second half of 2008 despite lower net warehousing income and higher production operating expenses, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association

  • MBA Releases Podcast Discussing Consumer Mortgage Decisions

    Members of the Media: Today MBA released a podcast recording featuring Michael Fratantoni, MBA's Vice President of Single Family Research and Andrew Kalotay, President of Andrew Kalotay Associates discussing the recent paper, "A Financial Analysis of Consumer Mortgage Decisions."

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rate Jump Suppresses Refinance Activity in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 7, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume decreased 3.5 percent on a seasonally

  • MBA Survey: Q2 2009 Commercial/Multifamily Originations Up from Last Quarter, Down from Last Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2009) - Second quarter 2009 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 50 percent higher than during the first quarter of 2009, a quarter with very little activity, but remained 54 percent lower than during the same period last year, according

  • MBA Seeks Comments on Draft Whole Loan Purchase and Sale Agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2009) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a draft purchase and sale agreement (Agreement) for whole loans it hopes will become the standard form for industry participants to use voluntarily for whole loan purchases and sales made with

  • MBA Applauds Weiner-Miller Bill to Increase FHA Multifamily Loan Limits for Elevator Properties

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2009) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today called for quick passage of H.R.3527, the  FHA Multifamily Loan Limit Adjustment Act of 2009 which would increase the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) multifamily loan limits for elevator properti

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 31, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume,  increased 4.4 percent on a seasonall

  • MBA Reacts to FHA Loan Modification Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2009) –  David G. Kittle, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following reaction to the release of guidelines and details for the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) loan modification program under the Obama administ

  • Purchase Applications Hold Steady, Refinance Applications Fall in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 24, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 495.4, a decrease of 6.3 percent

  • MBA Reacts to Federal Reserve’s Proposed Changes to Truth in Lending Act Regulations and Disclosures

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2009) – John A. Courson, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association issued the following reaction to the changes to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) proposed today by the Federal Reserve Board. “MBA has long supported clear and concise di

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 17, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 528.9, an increase of 2.8 percent on

  • MBA Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee on Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2009) – John A. Courson, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, testified today before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing on the Obama administration’s financial regulatory reform proposals. Below is Mr.Courson

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 10, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 514.4, an increase of 4.3 percent on

  • MBA Reports Government-Insured Share of Mortgage Applications Highest Since 1990, Now at 36 Percent

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2009) — The government-insured (FHA and VA loans) share of mortgage applications was 35.9 percent in June 2009, the highest level since November 1990, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Based on data from MBA’s Weekly Mortgage Applicatio

  • MBA Statement in Connection with Joint Economic Committee 's Hearing on the State of the Commercial Real Estate Credit Markets

    Today MBA submitted the attached statement for the record in connection with the Joint Economic Committee’s hearing regarding the state of the $3.5 trillion commercial real estate credit markets. The statement offers specific recommendations for promoting greater liquidity in the c

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 3, 2009, which was a shortened week due to the Independence Day holiday. This week’s results include an adjustment to account

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 26, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 444.8, a decrease of 18.9 percent on

  • Commercial/Multifamily Market Feels Continued Economic Pressures

    Member of the Media: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the first quarter of 2009. The analysis focuses on how the continued economic downturn in the United States placed further pressu

  • MBA Releases Study: "A Financial Analysis of Consumer Mortgage Decisions"

    Members of the Media:Today MBA released the study, “A Financial Analysis of Consumer Mortgage Decisions,” conducted by Andrew J. Kalotay and Qi Fu and sponsored by the Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA). This study provides financial planners, housing counselors an

  • CampusMBA Launches New Executive CMB Program for Experienced Industry Professionals

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the launch of its new Executive Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) program, a streamlined  track for obtaining the highest professional designation

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 19, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 548.2, an increase of 6.6 percent on

  • MBA Lowers 2009 Originations Forecast To $2.03 Trillion

    Washington, DC (June 22, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association today lowered its forecast of mortgage originations in 2009 to $2.03 trillion, a drop of over $700 billion from its March forecast.  $84 billion of the drop is due to lower purchase originations and the rest is

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 12, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 514.4, a decrease of 15.8 percent on

  • MBA Supports Proposal for $15,000 Tax Credit for All Homebuyers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2009) – David G. Kittle, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association issued the following statement today in support of S. 1230, The Homebuyer Tax Credit Act of 2009. “Stimulating the housing market is one of the best ways Congress can help a

  • Purchase Applications Remain Steady, Refinance Applications Continue to Fall in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2009) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 5, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 611.0, a decrease of 7.2 percent on

  • 2008 Commercial/Multifamily Originations Down 65 Percent to $181 Billion

    Washington, DC (June 4, 2009) - The commercial/multifamily mortgage origination volumes decreased 65 percent in 2008, with mortgage bankers closing $181.4 billion in commercial and multifamily loans; according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2008 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily

  • MBA’s Berman Testifies on Present and Future of GSEs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2009) –  Michael D. Berman, CMB, Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and the Government Sponsored Entities at a hearing titled, “The Pr

  • Mortgage Applications Increase In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2008) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 6. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 557.1, an increase of 10.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basi

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