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    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 ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 16.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 9,...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.76 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 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 11 basis points from 3.87% of servi...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Hold Steady in June

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2021) - Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties held steady in June, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly CREF Loan Performance...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2021) - 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 July...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.87 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 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 4 basis points from 3.91% of service...


    MBA’s Teressa Lurk Receives HousingWire 2021 Marketing Leader Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Teressa Lurk, Vice President of Marketing and Design, was recognized by HousingWire as a recipient of the publication's inaugural 2021 M...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jun...


    MISMO Seeks Public Comment on Commercial Green Utility Dataset

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 Dataset Helps Facilitate Efficient Exchange of Commercial/Multifamily Green Utility Data Across the Real Estate Finance Industry WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organi...


    MBA RIHA Study Finds Older Homeowners and College-Educated Individuals Are More Likely to Leave the Workforce After a Job Loss

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2021) - Older college-educated homeowners are two times more likely to leave the workforce after a job loss than renters, according to a new research report released today by the Mortgage Bankers As...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.91 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 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 3.93% of servic...


    Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit on FHFA Appointing Sandra L. Thompson as Acting Director

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2021) -  Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, on the announcement that Sandra L. Thompson has been appointed Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)...


    Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit on Julia Gordon's Nomination to be the Next FHA Commissioner

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2021) -  Statement of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding President Biden's announcement that he intends to nominate Julia Gordon to be the next Federal Housing Commission...


    Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit on Collins v. Yellen

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2021) -  Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Collins v. Yellen:"MBA recognizes and appreciates the impact of the Supreme Court...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 2.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jun...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.93%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 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 11 basis points from 4.04% of servi...


    MBA Endorses Plan to Significantly Increase Black Homeownership by 2030

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2021) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) endorses today's announcement by the Black Homeownership Collaborative (BHC) to close the Black homeownership gap through its 7-point plan - a solutio...


    MBA Statement on Changes to FHA’s Calculation of Student Debt

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) - Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding the announced changes to FHA's calculation of student debt: "MBA applauds HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge for this change, w...


    May New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 5.9 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 5.9 percent compared from a year ago. C...


    MISMO Approves Commercial Appraisal Dataset Standard

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 Updated Resource is Available for Exchanging Appraisal Information for Multifamily and Commercial Properties WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, announced t...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 4.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jun...


    Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased 1.1 Percent in the First Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2021) - The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $44.6 billion (1.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest C...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.04 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 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 12 basis points from 4.16% of servi...


    MISMO Launches eMortgage Technology Certification Program to Assist Lenders in Identifying Products that Comply With Industry Standards

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 eClosing Services Joins RON as New Certification Opportunity WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, announced today that it is launching an eMortgage Technology...


    Real Estate Industry Applauds Biden Administration for Recovery Efforts; Calls for an End to Nationwide Eviction Moratorium on June 30

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2021) - A broad real estate coalition today applauded the measures President Biden has taken to stabilize the housing sector and urged the administration to sunset the federal moratorium on eviction...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in May

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability increased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie M...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2021) - 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 June...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 4.16 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 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 4.18% of service...


    IMB Production Profits Decline but Still Post Record First Quarter

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2021) - Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $3,361 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2021, down from a reported ga...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Decline to Lowest Level Since the Onset of the Pandemic

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2021) - Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties continue to decline, according to two reports released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The sum...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 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 May ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 4.18 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 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 1 basis point from 4.19% of servicer...


    MISMO President Seth Appleton Receives HousingWire Rising Star Award

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, announced today that its president, Seth Appleton, was named a HousingWire 2021 Rising Star. This award highlights leade...


    Mark Jones of Amerifirst Home Mortgage Nominated to Be 2022 MBA Vice Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2021) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Amerifirst Home Mortgage, has been nominated to serve as MBA's Vice Ch...


    MBA Names Alden Knowlton Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Rachel Kelley Associate Vice President of Political Affairs

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2021) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Alden Knowlton has been named Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Rachel Kelley has been hired as Associate Vice P...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 26, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 4.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.19 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 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 3 basis points from 4.22% of service...


    MISMO Announces Significant Updates to its Business Glossary

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, announced today that it has made significant enhancements to the MISMO Business Glossary, an online resource of mortgage ...


    MISMO Seeks Public Comment on Engineering Guidelines 21 and 40

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2021) - MISMO, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, announced today that it seeks public comment on MISMO Engineering Guidelines (MEG) 21 and 40. The 30 day public comment period...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 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 ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.22 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 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 4.36% of servic...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Surpasses 7,000 Families Helped with $10.3 Million in Grants During 10-Year Anniversary

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2021) -  The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) announced today that it has now provided more than $10.3 million in rental and mortgage payment grants to more than 7,000 families. This month, a...


    April New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 30.8 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 30.8 percent compared from a year ago....


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