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    RIHA Study: New Data Highlights Early COVID-19 Impact on Jobs and Individuals’ Ability to Make Housing and Student Debt Payments

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2020) - During the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 11 million households fell behind on their rent or mortgage payments and 30 million individuals missed at least one studen...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 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 33.3 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 33.3 percent compared from a ye...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 7.01%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2020) - 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 7.16% of ...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in August

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 2.9 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 Declines to 7.16%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2020) - 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 7.20% of se...


    IMB Production Profits Soar in Second Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2020) - Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $4,548 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2020, up from a reporte...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    MBA Statement in Response to the HHS and CDC Agency Order on a Residential Eviction Moratorium through December 31, 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2020) - MBA Statement by President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding today's Agency Order by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Affected by the Pandemic, but Impact Differs by Property Types

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2020) - Delinquency rates of mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties reveal the various impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on different types of commercial real estate, acco...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains Flat at 7.20%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 31, 2020) - 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 ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains Flat at 7.20%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 31, 2020) - 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 ...


    MBA Statement on FHFA Extending Pandemic-Related Programs

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 26, 2020) - MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, issued the following statement on the announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) extending, through September 30, 2020, Fannie Mae...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 26, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.5 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 Statement in Response to Changes in GSE Adverse Market Refinance Fee

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557-2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2020) - MBA Statement by President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding changes to the GSEs' adverse market refinance fee: "We welcome today's announcement from the FHFA amending the recently announced...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines Slightly to 7.20%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2020) - 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 7.21% of servi...


    MISMO® Announces Call for Participants for Workgroup to Enable Digitization of Closing Instructions

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 19, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced a call for industry experts to participate in a working group to enable the digitization of closing instructions....


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 19, 2020) - 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 A...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for the Ninth Straight Week to 7.21%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 23 basis points from 7.44% of ser...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Spike in the Second Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2020) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.22 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second...


    Joint Statement from Housing, Financial Services, and Public Interest Groups on GSEs’ Adverse Market Fee

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 13, 2020) - A broad coalition of organizations representing the housing, financial services industries as well as public interest groups issued the following statement on the GSEs' new adverse m...


    July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 39 Percent Year over Year

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 13, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 39 percent compared from a year ago....


    MBA Statement on the GSEs’ Adverse Market Refinance Fee

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2020) -MBA Statement by President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding the GSEs' new adverse market refinance fee: "Tonight's announcement by the GSEs flies in the face of the Administratio...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 6.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending A...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for the Eighth Straight Week to 7.44%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 23 basis points from 7.67% of ser...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Falls 48 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 48 percent lower in the second quarter compared to a year ago, and declined 31 percent from the first quarter of 2020, according ...


    MBA Study Finds Home Equity Lending Growth Hindered by Alternative Products and COVID-19

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2020) - Home equity loan debt outstanding and borrower utilization rates declined in 2019, and mortgage lenders anticipate originations to fall again this year before increasing modestly in 2021. T...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in July

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2020) - 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 Ellie...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Ju...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Receives $100,000 from AmeriHome Mortgage Company

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2020) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it has received a $100,000 donation from AmeriHome Mortgage Company. With this gift, Opens Doors will further deliver on it...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for Seventh Straight Week to 7.67%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2020) - 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 7.74% of servi...


    Multifamily Lending Increased 7 Percent to New Record High in 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2020) - Fueled by strong market fundamentals and low interest rates, 2,589 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $364.4 billion in new mortgages in 2019 for apartment buildings with five...


    MISMO® Statement on Ginnie Mae and Federal Home Loan Banks of Dallas and Des Moines Accepting eNotes as Collateral

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2020) - Mike Fratantoni, President of MISMO® and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology at the Mortgage Bankers Association, today issued the following statement...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.8 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 Confirmation of Dana Wade as FHA Commissioner

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2020) - Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), made the following statement regarding the Senate's confirmation of Dana Wade to be the next ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for Sixth Straight Week to 7.74%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2020) - 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 7.80% of servic...


    MISMO® Releases Proposed Commercial Appraisal Data Standards

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today released new proposed data standards for commercial property appraisals. The new dataset will facilitate the efficient exchan...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jul...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for Fifth Straight Week to 7.80%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 38 basis points from 8.18% of servi...


    MISMO® Launches Initiative to Facilitate Servicing Transfers

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participants to collaborate on a new initiative to facilitate servicing transfers. "Given the challenges ...


    COVID-19 Pandemic to Cause Pullback in Commercial/Multifamily Lending in 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $248 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2020, a 59 percent decline from 2019's record volume of $601 ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jul...


    June New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 54.1 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for June 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 54.1 percent compared from a year ago....


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for Fourth Straight Week to 8.18%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 21 basis points from 8.39% of servi...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in June

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2020) - 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 M...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 2.2 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 for Third Straight Week to 8.39%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 8 basis points from 8.47% of service...


    MISMO® Certifies First Two Remote Online Notary Products

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2020)  - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced that eNotaryLog and Notarize are the first two companies to complete MISMO's new Remote Online Nota...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2020) - 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 June...


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