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  • MBA Newslink Friday 9-21-18

    "The idea that nearly one in six American homeowners views ‘keeping up with regular household bills' as an appropriate reason to borrow from home equity speaks to how far some households are stretched on a monthly basis."--Bankrate.com chief financial analyst Greg McBride.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-20-18

    "Seniors housing acquisitions momentum will continue in the second half of 2018 and will likely increase, especially if the sentiment reflected in the survey materializes. Despite the increased capital market and operational headwinds, investor interest remains robust and a lack of available product

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 9-20-18

    "While the gain [in housing starts] was larger than consensus estimates, it does not signal a significant improvement in home building. Most of the gain was in the volatile multifamily segment, and both multifamily and single-family starts remain below the pace seen earlier this year."--Mark Vitner,

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 9-19-18

    "In the first full week following Labor Day, applications bounced back. Purchase applications slowed earlier in the summer, but have shown year-over-year increases for the past five weeks."--MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 9-18-18

    "A law or regulation has the force and effect of law. Unlike a law or regulation, supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law, and the agencies do not take enforcement actions based on supervisory guidance. Rather, supervisory guidance outlines the agencies' supervisory expectatio

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 9-18-18

    "We still expect regulators to enforce the rules. We expect them to respond to violations, and protect consumers' interests. Mick Mulvaney committed the Bureau to protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices and enforcing the law consistently. But he also committed the Bureau to identify

  • MBA Newslink Monday 9-17-18

    "With home prices reaching new heights in many metro areas, it's no surprise people are continuing to move away from expensive metros in search of homeownership. Last year's tax reform poured fuel on the fire. By capping mortgage interest and state and local tax deductions, there is an even greater

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 9-13-18

    "Because home prices are rising, and demand is strong, most mortgage fraud in this type of market is motivated by bona fide borrowers trying to qualify for a mortgage. Undisclosed real estate liabilities, credit repair, questionable down payment sources and income falsification are the most likely m

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-13-18

    "Property appreciation for most types of real estate, particularly the big sectors investors are focused on, has been pretty anemic over the past couple of years. But there are quite a few outliers to that trend."--Peter Rothemund, Senior Analyst with Green Street Advisors, Newport Beach, Calif.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 9-12-18

    "A law or regulation has the force and effect of law. Unlike a law or regulation, supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law, and the agencies do not take enforcement actions based on supervisory guidance. Rather, supervisory guidance outlines the agencies' supervisory expectatio

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 9-11-18

    "Overall credit availability saw a slight decrease in August, for the first time in four months, as the jumbo index retreated from its record high in July. Strong month-over-month increases in the jumbo index reversed because of a reduction in the number of jumbo programs. The decline in jumbo credi

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 9-11-18

    "Housing is simply too important to our national economy and our local communities to risk disruption of the system by which it is financed."--From an "open letter" by MBA and other trade groups to the Trump Administration and Congress urging action on secondary mortgage market reform.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 9-10-18

    "Even as a strong market broadly benefits homeowners, it's still very hard for people starting with less money ever to catch up. On an absolute-dollar basis, homeowners in minority communities became wealthier, but still fell further behind."--Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, on an analysis of home values i

  • MBA Newslink Friday 9-7-18

    "While mortgage rates remain low by historic standards, they are creeping upward, eating into what buyers can pay, and in a handful of pricey markets, affordability already looks unnervingly low. Among lower-income buyers in those pricey markets, it is outright impossible to afford the mortgage on e

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 9-6-18

    "Housing is simply too important to our national economy and our local communities to risk disruption of the system by which it is financed." --From an "open letter" by MBA and other trade groups to the Trump Administration and Congress urging action on secondary mortgage market reform.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-6-18

    "It is hard to overstate how low commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are today."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 9-5-18

    "The job market remains quite strong, supporting purchase demand, which is 2 percent higher than last year at this time. However, home prices, while decelerating, continue to rise faster than household income. Average loan size for purchase loans dropped to its lowest level since December 2017, a si

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 9-4-18

    "I'm really gratified with how great a state the Association is in and how committed, capable and enthusiastic the staff is about serving our industry and membership and caring so deeply about how they do their work. I feel I'm walking into a healthy organization with committed and high-performing e

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 9-4-18

    "The delinquency rate for loans held on banks' balance sheets is the lowest in the series history. Strong property fundamentals and values, coupled with low Interest rates and ample financing options, all continue to support commercial real estate owners and their abilities to repay their mortgages.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-31-18

    "While ongoing supply constraints are reinforcing the floor on home prices right now, the experts' forecasts still imply the joists will start to crack sometime next year, and result in sub-3 percent annual home-value appreciation in 2020 and beyond. For the first time, a majority of the experts sai

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-30-18

    "Although the mortgage process is extremely complex and heavily regulated, digital experiences in other businesses have increased the demand for digital resources to speed up the onerous mortgage process."--Henry Cason, Fannie Mae Senior Vice President of Digital Products.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-30-18

    "The multifamily space is the land of opportunity right now, and we don't see that waning any time soon. While we may not have seen as many big blockbuster deals during the first half of the year as in years past, production remains steady on both the investment sales and lending sides of the coin a

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-29-18

    "After an exceptionally weak start to the year, production profitability improved in the second quarter as volume picked up from the spring home buying season. Mortgage originators evidently responded to first quarter losses by reducing their expenses in the second quarter, as production expenses dr

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-28-18

    "The report shows welcome engagement from Treasury and directs the government's regulatory priorities and the future of the mortgage market. It's very gratifying to see many long-standing MBA priorities reflected in the report, and we look forward to working with the relevant stakeholders in impleme

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-28-18

    "The report shows welcome engagement from Treasury and directs the government's regulatory priorities and the future of the mortgage market. It's very gratifying to see many long-standing MBA priorities reflected in the report, and we look forward to working with the relevant stakeholders in impleme

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