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    MBA Opens Doors Posts Another Record Year of Fundraising

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2019) -  The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it raised $644,000 during the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2019 Annual Convention and Expo, held in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 27-3...


    CMBS Market Plays a Significant Role in Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new white paper, Role of CMBS in the Financing of Commercial and Multifamily Real Estate in America, which gives an overview of t...


    MBA Comments on FHA's Annual Report to Congress

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2019) -  Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmen...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly 25 Years

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2019) -  The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-fourunit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.97 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 13, 2019) -  Mortgage applications increased 9.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week endin...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in October

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 12, 2019) -  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 fro...


    MISMO® Issues Taxpayer Consent Language as Solution for New IRS Requirement on Sharing Tax Transcripts

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2019) -  MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has issued its Taxpayer Consent Language, which permits lenders to share tax information received from the Internal Reven...


    MBA Announces Two Affordable Housing Advisory Councils

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557-2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today the formation of two advisory councils as part of its new affordable housing initiative.  Unveiled in June, MBA's initiative was cre...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Ascends in the Third Quarter of 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2019) -  Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 24 percent higher in the third quarter compared to a year ago, and rose 9 percent from this year's second quarter, according to...


    Ethan Saxon Joins MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Ethan Saxon has joined the association as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsibl...


    MBA Promotes Rob Van Raaphorst to Vice President of Communications

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557-2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Rob Van Raaphorst has been promoted to Vice President of Communications. In his role, Van Raaphorst helps shape the overall public a...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2019) -  Mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    MBA Presents Burton C. Wood Award to California MBA’s Susan Milazzo

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award to California Mortgage Bankers Association (California MBA) CEO Susan Milazzo. Th...


    MBA Commends the SEC for Reviewing Disclosure Requirements regarding Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2019) -  Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton's ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2019) - Mortgage applications increased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Announces 2019 Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 29, 2019) -  The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced its 2019 annual awards, which recognize those who have made lasting contributions to advance the Foundation's mission of providing...


    MBA’s Future Leaders Program Graduates 72 Residential and Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Professionals

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 29, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals - 37 from the residential market segment and 35 from the commercial/multifamily market segmen...


    MBA 2020 Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 1.6 Percent to $1.29 Trillion

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 29, 2019) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today at its 2019 Annual Convention and Expo in Austin, Texas, that purchase originations are expected to increase 1.6 percent to $1.29 trill...


    MORPAC Honors Mike Heagerty, CCMS, with the 2019 Distinguished Schumacher-Bolduc Award

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 29, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Mike Heagerty, CCMS, Principal & CFO, Newmark Realty Capital, with the 2019 Schumacher-Bolduc Aw...


    MBA Honors Kurt Pfotenhauer with Woodward Distinguished Service Award

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 28, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today honored Kurt Pfotenhauer, Vice Chairman of First American Title Insurance Company, with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The ...


    MBA Statement on FHFA Director Mark Calabria’s Remarks on Housing Finance Reform

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 28, 2019) - Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria's remarks del...


    MBA Statement on the DOJ and HUD Memorandum of Understanding on False Claims Act Guidance

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 28, 2019) - Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban D...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA Chairman Brian Stoffers, CMB, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance of CBRE, at the 2019 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2727 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 28, 2019) -  Brian Stoffers, CMB, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance of CBRE, was sworn in yesterday as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the association's 201...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2019 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 28, 2019) -  Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO, delivered the following remarks at MBA's 2019 Annual Convention and Expo in Austin, Texas. [Please Note: These are prepared remarks. Mr. Bro...


    MBA Recognizes 44 New Certified Mortgage Banker Graduates

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2019) -  MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized 44 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®) designation at a c...


    MBA Announces 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 27, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced at its 2019 Annual Convention & Expo that five companies have been recognized as 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Residential Lea...


    MBA Announces Governors and Committee Chairs for 2020

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), members of its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board o...


    Frank Donnelly, CFP®, CMB®, Presented with CMB Society’s Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 27, 2019) -  The Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) Society today presented Frank Donnelly, CFP, CMB, Mortgage Branch Manager at BB&T Home Mortgage, with its E. Michael Rosser, CMB, Mortgage Bankers Associ...


    Brian Stoffers, CMB, Sworn in as 2020 MBA Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 Susan Stewart Sworn in as Chairman-Elect, Kristy Fercho as Vice Chairman AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 27, 2019) -  Brian Stoffers, CMB, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance at CBRE, was sworn in today as Chairman of...


    MBA Elects 2020 Board of Directors

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 27, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today swore in its Board of Directors for the 2020 membership year at MBA's 2019 Annual Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas. The Board of Dir...


    MBA Releases New White Paper: The Basic Components of an Information Security Program

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2019) -  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new white paper, The Basic Components of an Information Security Program, which gives an overview of current information secu...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2019) - Mortgage applications decreased 11.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 34.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2019) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 34.2 percent compared to a yea...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 16, 2019) - Mortgage applications increased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    MBA’s Lisa Haynes Honored as Association CFO of the Year by Association TRENDS

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2019)--  Lisa J. Haynes, SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), was presented with the Association CFO of the Year Award by As...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 9, 2019) - Mortgage applications increased 5.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending O...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in September

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 8, 2019) - Mortgage 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...


    MBA Statement on the Nomination of Brian Montgomery to be HUD Deputy Secretary

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 8, 2019) -  Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding President Trump's announcement that he intends to nominate FHA Com...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 2, 2019) - Mortgage applications increased 8.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending S...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Kicks Off 2020 Fundraising Season with More Than $1.8 Million in Donations

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2019) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received $1.81 million in corporate and individual donations during its two-day FY 2020 fundraising campaign in late August. The ...


    Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased $51.9 Billion in the Second Quarter of 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2019) - The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $51.9 billion (1.5 percent) in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) la...


    Multifamily Lending Jumped 19 Percent to Record High $339.2 Billion in 2018

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2019) - Favorable market conditions helped spur a 19 percent increase in multifamily lending in 2018 to a new high in dollar volume, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) annual...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2019) - Mortgage applications decreased 10.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week endi...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Low in the Second Quarter of 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2019) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies remained low in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinqu...


    MBA Statement on Enhancements to the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2019) - Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding enhancements to the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database announced t...


    Mortgage Applications Flat in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2019) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week endin...


    August New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 33 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2019) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 33 percent compared to a year a...


    MISMO® Seeks Input on New Business Glossary

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2019) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry feedback during a 60-day public comment period on its new Business Glossary, an online educational resour...


    MBA Survey: Life Insurance Companies Could Fund an Additional $10 Billion in Multifamily Lending in 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 Life companies indicate they can hold $50-$120 billion in multifamily loans over the next five years  WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2019) - Life insurance companies have an appetite to increase their multifamily lendin...


    MBA Statement on California Rent Control Bill AB-1482

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2019) - Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding California Rent Control Bill AB-1482: "There is a growing housi...


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