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    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week endin...


    MBA Statement on FHFA and Treasury Suspending Certain Portions of the 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - MStatement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on Treasury and FHFA suspending certain provisions of the 2021 PSPAs. "MBA applau...


    MBA Honors Felecia Bowers with 2021 Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - TThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award to Felecia Bowers of Homeowners Financial Group USA (HFG). The award, presented to Bowers ye...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Continue Downward Trend

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - Delinquency rates of mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties have broadly improved in recent months, according to two reports released jointly today by the Mortgage Bankers...


    MBA Statement on the Announcement of Alanna McCargo to be President of Ginnie Mae

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the announcement that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Alanna McCargo to...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.08 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 15 basis points from 3.23% of ...


    MISMO Issues Call for Participants for New Workgroup Focused on Creating Business Reference Architecture

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 MISMO Workgroup Will Create Blueprint for Deploying MISMO Standards In Order to Maximize Efficiencies and Streamline Implementation   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance ...


    MBA Appoints Amber Lawrence as AVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Amber Lawrence has been appointed Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, Lawrence will be re...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in August

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability increased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 1.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Sept...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.23 Percent

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 3.25% of service...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Equitable Housing Finance Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - Statement from MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding equitable housing finance plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs): "MBA commends FHFA for engaging the GSEs in...


    MISMO Announces New PLS Dataset And Seeks Public Comment

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 New MISMO Dataset Improves Quality and Consistency of Mortgage Asset Data Sent to the Rating Agencies Leading to Improved Due Diligence WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's stan...


    MBA Statement on the Biden Administration’s Announcement Regarding Increasing Affordable Housing Supply

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2021) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement about President Joe Biden's announcement regarding increasing the affordable housing supply: "MBA strongly sup...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Augu...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains Unchanged at 3.25 Percent

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged relative to the prior week at 3....


    MBA Statement Regarding The Markup's Flawed Analysis of Mortgage Lending

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released the following statement regarding The Markup's flawed analysis of mortgage lending: "The issue of fair lending is an important one, a...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 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 A...


    IMB Production Profits Decline in Second Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2021) - CIndependent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $2,023 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2021, down from a report...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.25 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point from 3.26% of servi...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Second Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 19, 2021) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.47 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 18, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 3.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending A...


    July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 27.4 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 27.4 percent compared from a year ago. Co...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.26 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 14 basis points from 3.40% of ser...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in July

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Elli...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Bounces Back in the Second Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2021) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 106 percent higher in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago and increased 66 percent from the first quarter of 2021, ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 11, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 2.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending A...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Welcomes Lennar Mortgage’s Laura Escobar to its Board of Directors

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2021) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today welcomed Lennar Mortgage President Laura Escobar to its Board of Directors. Opens Doors provides mortgage and rental assistance to families wi...


    MBA Forecast: Commercial/Multifamily Lending on Track to Increase 31 Percent to $578 Billion in 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2021) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $578 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2021, a 31 percent increase from 2020's volume of $442 bill...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 3.40 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 9, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 3.47% of servi...


    Multifamily Lending Hit $359.7 Billion in 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2021) - In 2020, 2,140 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $359.7 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units, according to the Mortgage Bankers Associati...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Declined in July

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2021) - Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in July, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly CREF Loan Performance ...


    MISMO Seeks Participants for Next Generation 4.0 Reference Model Workgroup

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 Next Gen Reference Model Will Make it Easier to Implement MISMO-based Solutions in a More Timely and Cost-Effective Manner WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organizati...


    Fewer Households Missed Housing Payments in the Second Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) - Slightly under 5 million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments in the second quarter of 2021, according to updated research released today by the Mortgage Bankers Associat...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Ju...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 3.47 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point from 3.48% of servic...


    MISMO’s Jan Davis Receives HousingWire Woman of Influence Award

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, today announced that Jan Davis, vice president of operations, has been recognized as a HousingWire 2021 Woman of In...


    MISMO Creates Community of Practice to Explore Market Need and Potential Standards for ESG Initiatives

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 Interested Participants Are Invited to Join CoP and Attend August Kickoff Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C.(July 29, 2021) -MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, today announced the creation of a new Commun...


    Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit on the Biden Administration and CFPB Rental Assistance Awareness Campaign

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2021) - Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, on the Biden administration and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) call to action announced today to raise awareness about the Em...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 5.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jul...


    MBA Statement on CSBS’ Prudential Standards

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2021) - Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, on CSBS' model state regulatory prudential standards for nonbank mortgage servicers: "MBA appreciates that CSBS has created model...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 3.48 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 3.50% of servic...


    MBA Launches CONVERGENCE: Columbus

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2021) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) launched a major pilot program to promote minority homeownership opportunities in Columbus, Ohio. CONVERGENCE: Columbus, led by MBA, the Ohio Housing...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jul...


    MISMO RON-Certified Platforms Increase 40 Percent

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 DocuTech, OneNotary, Pro Notary and SimplySecureSign Have New MISMO RON-Certified Platforms  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, today announced ...


    June New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 23.8 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for June 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 23.8 percent compared from a year ago. Comp...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.50 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 26 basis points from 3.76% of servi...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Elimination of the Adverse Market Refinance Fee

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2021) - Statement by MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit on FHFA's announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effe...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in June

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in June according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllR...


    MBA Announces Speakers for Annual Convention & Expo 2021

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2021) - TToday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced the speaker lineup for its Annual Convention & Expo 2021, taking place October 17-20 in San Diego. MBA's Annual Convention & Expo ...


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