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    MBA Applauds HUD’s Guidance on Special Purpose Credit Programs

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2021) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, released the following statement applauding HUD's guidance around the application of the Fair Housing Act to EC...


    More Renters, Fewer Homeowners Missed Housing Payments in September and October

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2021) - Renters were roughly three times more likely than homeowners to miss payments during September and October 2021, according to updated research released today by the Mortgage Bankers Assoc...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Decreased in the Third Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2021) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies declined in the third quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report....


    RIHA Study: U.S. Household Net Worth Between 2016 and 2019 Increased 17.6 Percent to $127,000

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2, 2021) - The median net worth of U.S. households increased from $103,000 in 2016 to $127,000 in 2019 - a gain of 17.6% and the highest amount since 2007. This is according to The Distribution of W...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 1, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 7.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    MISMO Seeks Public Comment on Two MISMO Engineering Guidelines

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, today announced that it is seeking public comment on MISMO Engineering Guidelines (MEG) 16 and 42. The 30 day ...


    IMB Production Profits Increase in Third Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2021) - Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $2,594 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2021, up from a reported...


    MISMO to Facilitate Liquidity and Rapid Pricing for MBS Transactions by Standardizing Bid-Wanted in Competition (BWIC) Exchange

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 Participants Sought for New Workgroup Focused on Creating Standard Format For Exchange of BWIC Data WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 29, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, today anno...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 24, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 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...


    MBA Announces 2022 Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today the members of its 2022 Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council. The Advisory Councils on affordable rental housing and afforda...


    MISMO Issues Call for Participants to Streamline the Exchange of Pre-Closing Title Data

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 MISMO Workgroup to Focus on Standardizing Pre-Closing Title Document Datasets to Increase Efficiency    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organizati...


    MBA Promotes Laura Hopkins to Vice President of Member Relations

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2021) - TThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Laura Hopkins has been promoted to Vice President of Member Relations. In this role, Hopkins will lead all residential member recruitme...


    MBA Promotes Bruce Oliver to Vice President of Commercial and Multifamily Policy

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Bruce Oliver has been promoted to Vice President of Commercial and Multifamily Policy. In this role, Oliver will lead advocacy efforts o...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 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...


    MISMO Statement in Support of Ginnie Mae APM 21-07 Leveraging Standards to Permit Use of eSignatures and RON for Loan Modification Agreements

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2021) - Seth Appleton, president of MISMO®, today issued the following statement in support of Ginnie Mae's All Participants Memorandum (APM) 21-07: "MISMO commends Ginnie Mae for recognizin...


    October New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 15.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 15.2 percent compared from a ye...


    MBA Statement Regarding FHA's Annual Report to Congress

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2021) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement today after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual report...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Third Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2021) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.88 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the thir...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 5.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in October

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability increased in October according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.06 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 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 9 basis points from 2.15% ...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Jumped 119 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 4, 2021) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 119 percent higher in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a year ago and increased 19 percent from the second quarter of 2021,...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2021) - 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 ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.15 Percent

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 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 6 basis points from 2.21% of servicer...


    MBA Announces 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today the members of its 2022 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council. The Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council and the Affordable...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 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 ending ...


    MISMO Seeks Public Comment on New Mortgage Insurance Estimated Rate Quote Guide

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 JSON API Specification Will Facilitate Rapid Deployment of Rate Quote Processes Across the Industry WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, annou...


    MORPAC Honors Paul Walnick with the 2021 Distinguished Schumacher-Bolduc Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Paul Walnick, President of Business Development, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, with the 2021 Schumache...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.21 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 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 2.28% of ser...


    MBA Education Honors Daniel Jensen with Willis Bryant Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2021) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today honored Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) Daniel Jen...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Octob...


    MBA Announces Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors for 2022

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) for 2022. "This year's COMBOG lineup represents a com...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Announces 2021 Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced the recipients of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) annual awards, which recognize those who have made lasting contributions ...


    September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 16.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2 percent compared from a year ag...


    MBA Launches Member Action Pledge to Promote Minority Homeownership, Affordable Rental Housing, and DEI

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 Mortgage industry campaign announced by 2022 MBA Chairman Kristy Fercho at MBA's Annual Convention & Expo SAN DIEGO (October 18, 2021) - Kristy Fercho, MBA Chairman, and Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending at Wel...


    MBA Honors Peter Norden with Woodward Distinguished Service Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today honored Peter Norden, Chief Executive Officer of HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The award...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2021 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2021) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO, delivered the following remarks at MBA's 2021 Annual Convention & Expo. [Please Note: These are prepared remarks. Mr. Broeksmit ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.28 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 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 34 basis points from 2.62% of service...


    MBA Recognizes 48 New Certified Mortgage Banker Graduates

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized 48 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®) designation at a ceremon...


    Terry Aikin, CMB®, AMP, Presented with CMB Society’s Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) Society today presented Terry Aikin, CMB®, AMP, Managing Director at Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), with its E. Michael Rosser, CMB, MBA Ed...


    MBA Elects 2022 Board of Directors

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today swore in its Board of Directors for the 2022 membership year at MBA's 2021 Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego. The Board of Directors ...


    MBA Announces Residential Board of Governors for 2022

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and chairs of its Residential Committees for 2022. "This year's RESBOG l...


    Kristy Fercho Sworn In As 2022 MBA Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 Matt Rocco Sworn in as Chairman-Elect, Mark Jones as Vice Chairman WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - Kristy Fercho, Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending at Wells Fargo, was sworn in today as Chairman of the M...


    MBA Announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced during its 2021 Annual Convention & Expo that five companies have been recognized as 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Residenti...


    MBA Annual Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 9 Percent to Record $1.73 Trillion in 2022

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 SAN DIEGO (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that purchase mortgage originations are expected to grow 9% to a new record of $1.73 trillion in 2022. After an anticipated 14% decline in 2021,...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s 2022 Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2021) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement of the 2022 multifamily lending purchase caps for ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in September

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


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.62 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 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 27 basis points from 2.89% of service...


    MISMO Issues Call for Participants for New Workgroup Focused on Automating Homeowner Insurance Requests

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 MISMO Workgroup Plans to Standardize the Data Transmission Process to Automate HOI Requests   WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, tod...


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