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    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases in May

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2016) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs&...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2016) - Mortgage applications decreased 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 May 27, 2016.&nbs...


    MBA Welcomes 19 New Members

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2016) - - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that in April of 2016 it welcomed 19 new regular members to its ranks, which currently numbers more than 2,200 member com...


    Purchase Applications Increase and Refis Hold Steady in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2016) - Mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 20, 2016.&nbs...


    Five-Year Commitment from Arch Capital Group Provides Support to Opens Doors for Expansion into California

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Open Doors) today announced that it is expanding into California in the coming months, thanks to a generous ongoing contribution from Arch Capi...


    MBA Statement on Passage of SAFE Transitional Licensing Act

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst  rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2016) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) offered the following statement on today's passage of H.R. 2121, the SAFE Transitional Licensing Act...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2016) - Mortgage applications decreased 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 May 13, 2016. The...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Launches “Text-to-Give” Feature at National Secondary Market Conference in New York

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Open Doors) today announced that it is accepting "Text-to-Give" donations. MBA President and CEO David H. Stevens, CMB, made the announcement durin...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA CEO David H. Stevens, CMB, at MBA's 2016 National Secondary Market Conference and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2016) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association delivered the following remarks at the opening general session of MBA's National Secondary Market Conference and Exp...


    Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased in April

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 11 percent relative to the previous month. This ...


    Foreclosures Continue to Decrease, Delinquencies Flat

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 Foreclosure Starts Lowest Since 2000 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2016) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties remained unchanged from the previous quarter at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.77 ...


    Mortgage Applications Slightly Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2016) - Mortgage applications increased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 6, 2016. The ...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases in April

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2016) -  Mortgage credit availability decreased in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's A...


    MBA Statement on FHFA Multifamily Lending Caps Adjustment

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2016) - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it has increased the 2016 multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from $31 billion to $35 billion, effective immediately. Dav...


    Refis Down, Purchases Flat in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2016) - Mortgage applications decreased 3.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 29, 2016. Th...


    New Report: Demographics and the Economy Drive Reduced Rental Housing Affordability

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) today released a new report, detailing how household formation by Millennials and the shift of many potential homeowners to ...


    MBA Releases First Commercial/Multifamily Originations Data of 2016

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2016) - First quarter 2016 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations overall were essentially flat compared to the same period last year and first quarter originations were thirty-eight percent lowe...


    MBA Statement Regarding CFPB Know Before You Owe Letter

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2016) - Pete Mills, Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Services, issued the following statement regarding CFPB's letter on the Know Before You Owe rule, including a plan to is...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2016) - Mortgage applications decreased 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 April 22, 2016....


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2016) - Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 15, 2016....


    Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in March

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 17 percent relative to the previous month. Thi...


    Mortgage Apps Jump 10 percent in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2016) - Mortgage applications increased 10 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2016. T...


    MBA Presents Burton C. Wood Award to McLean Mortgage's Nathan Burch

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award to Nathan Burch, President of McLean Mortgage in Fairfax, VA. The award was presen...


    Independent Mortgage Banker Profits Up in 2015 Driven by Higher Volume and Larger Loan Balances

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 12, 2016) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $1,189 on each loan they originated in 2015, up from $747 per loan in 2014, the Mortgage Bankers A...


    MBA Promotes William Kooper to Vice President, State Government Affairs & Industry Relations

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2016) - David H. Stevens, CMB, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced that he has promoted William Kooper to be Vice President of State Government Affairs an...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Slightly Decreases in March

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2016) -  Mortgage credit availability slightly decreased in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data fr...


    Mortgage Bankers’ Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rise to Near-Record $504 Billion in 2015

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2016) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $503.8 billion of loans in 2015 according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2015 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination...


    Refinance Applications Drive Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2016) -Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 1, 2016.&nb...


    MBA Welcomes 30 New Members

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2016) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that in February and March of 2016 it welcomed 30 new regular members to its ranks, which currently numbers more than 2,200 member compa...


    Colonial Companies & MBA Opens Doors Announce First Grant to Cook Children’s Hospital Family

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 FORT WORTH, TX (March 31, 2016) - The Colonial Family of Companies and the Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors) today announced that MBA Opens Doors has provided the inaugural grant as part of its new rel...


    Refinance Applications Down, Purchase Applications Up in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2016) - Mortgage applications decreased 1.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 25, 2016....


    IRS and MBA “Tax Design Challenge” Begins Soon

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 UPDATE: The Contest is On! Click Here to Watch the Announcement Video Featuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and MBA CEO David H. Stevens, CMB WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2016) - - The Internal Revenue Service today announced the upcomi...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Expands to Boston Children’s Hospital with Ongoing Commitment from radius financial group inc.

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 NATIONWIDE PROGRAM HELPING FAMILIES PAY RENT OR MORTGAGE WHEN A CHILD IS IN CRITICAL CARE LAUNCHES IN BAY STATE WITH TOP RANKED CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2016) - radius financial group is excited to help launch ...


    MBA Creates the Task Force for a Future Secondary Mortgage Market

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2016) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced the creation of the Task Force for a Future Secondary Mortgage Market.  This Task Force was created with the objective of ...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 6, 2016

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2016) - New York City, NY (March 24, 2016)-The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunda...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2016) - - 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 March 18, 201...


    Cognitive Decline Impacts the Housing Behavior of Older Americans, Study Says

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) today released a new report titled Cognition and the Housing Behavior of Older Americans.  The report find a s...


    MBA Honors 2016 Mortgage Banking Tech All-Stars

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Mortgage Banking magazine will award nine industry innovators with the Mortgage Banking Tech All-Stars award at MBA's National Technology i...


    MBA Releases 2015 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2016) - According to a set of commercial/multifamily real estate finance league tables prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Wells Fargo; Eastdil Secured, JP Morgan Chase & Company; HFF, L.P.;...


    MBA Statement on Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2016) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement in response to the House passage of S.2393, the Foreclosure Relief ...


    Independent Mortgage Banks Profits Down 60 percent in 4th Quarter

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2016) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $493 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from a reported gain of $1,238 per lo...


    Refinance Applications Continue to Drop in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2016) - 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 March 11, 2016...


    Stevens Statement Regarding Updated FHA Certifications

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2016) - David H. Stevens, CMB, president & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) made the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) updated lender and l...


    Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Grew at a Strong Pace in 2015

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2016)- The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased to $2.83 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of $59.7 billion, or 2.2 percent, over the third quarter, according t...


    Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in February

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for February 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 24 percent relative to the previous month. ...


    Purchase Apps Up, Refinance Apps Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2016) - 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 March 4, 2016.&n...


    MBA Education Relaunches Online Self-Study Library

    Overhauled courses will be more accessible, affordable CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's training and education ivision, MBA Education, today announced the re-launch of their online self-study librar...


    MBA Releases Research Datanote on Sources of Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Financing

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association(MBA) today released a Research Datanote titled Sources of Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Financing in 2016.  The paper provides an overview of the market and of...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Unchanged in February

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2016) -  Mortgage credit availability remained unchanged in February according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from...


    Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Remain Low

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2016) - )- Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinqu...


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