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  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-22-19

    "You have to be open to disruption. Because you are going to be disrupted, and you're probably going to be disrupted from somewhere else."--Economist Mohamed El-Erian.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-23-19

    "When I think about what's likely to happen, I come back to the idea of a 'plateau.' Coming off a record year of originations, I don't see much pulling those numbers down, and I also don't see much pushing those numbers much higher, so we generally see a plateau for originations for the next few yea

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-23-19

    "We should not be having a discussion over whether private capital is going to come back--private capital is back. We're here; we're making purchases; we're making investments. The market is not going to suddenly one day see a trillion-dollar investment. It's coming back slowly, and it should come b

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-21-19

    "The Mortgage Bankers Association continues to be fully focused on housing finance reform. We're pursuing every angle and pushing regulators and lawmakers to build on the progress that has already been made. More than 10 years after the financial crisis, we still believe housing finance reform is ac

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-21-19

    "The Mortgage Bankers Association continues to be fully focused on housing finance reform. We're pursuing every angle and pushing regulators and lawmakers to build on the progress that has already been made. More than 10 years after the financial crisis, we still believe housing finance reform is ac

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-20-19

    "Information security awareness needs to be a core value of your organization. It must be supported by those in the corner office." --Berkadia Chief Information Security Officer Thomas Dryden.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-17-19

    "Marianne has been a leader in our industry for more than three decades, and I can think of no better way to celebrate her contributions to the mortgage industry than by renaming our state and local leadership award in her name. The tremendous work she has done at the Ohio MBA has set a standard of

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-16-19

    "Robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and all sorts of terms that had no relevance just a few years ago are driving business into new territories. Technology increases a company's productivity and profitability by transforming how we interact and where we work."--MBA Chairman-Elect Br

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-16-19

    "The momentum seen in 2018's record year of borrowing and lending continued in the first quarter of this year."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-15-19

    "The national mortgage delinquency rate in the first quarter of 2019 was down on a year-over-year basis, which is another sign of a very strong economic environment, bolstered by low unemployment and rising wage growth. Moreover, the serious delinquency rate--the percentage of loans that are 90 days

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-14-19

    "The new LDM provides a technology-agnostic view of the MISMO standards. Technology changes rapidly, as evidenced by our industry's evolution towards supporting mobile applications to serve consumers. The new LDM ensures that MISMO will continue to help organizations communicate more efficiently, as

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-14-19

    "It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements. We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender pa

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-13-19

    "While a few investors have charged forward into the [Opportunity Zone] space, most have eagerly awaited the more complete guidance needed to invest before the close of 2019 in order to secure the maximum tax benefits from the program. This clarifying guidance should remove many of the barriers that

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-10-19

    "It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements. We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender pa

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-9-19

    "Despite recent volatility in the debt and equity markets, the Fed's decision to leave borrowing costs unchanged has created a favorable commercial lending environment and activity has remained robust."--CBRE Capital Markets Global President of Debt and Structured Finance and Mortgage Bankers Associ

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-9-19

    "Investors continued a trend from March of further increasing their willingness to purchase more non-QM and non-agency jumbo loans. The high-end of the purchase market had shown weakness earlier this year, before the recent decline in mortgage rates, and it appears investors are trying to remain com

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-8-19

    "We saw a good week for the spring home buying season, as a 5 percent increase in purchase applications--both weekly and year-over-year--drove the results."--MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-7-19

    "Retention battles are no longer won--or lost--based on interest rates alone. A simple ‘in the money analysis' doesn't provide the insight necessary to retain customers and can't take the place of accurately identifying borrowers who are likely to refinance and offering them the correct produc

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-7-19

    "Today's proposed changes would provide much needed relief to smaller community banks and credit unions while still providing federal regulators and other stakeholders with the information we need under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act." --CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger, on proposed rulemakings

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-6-19

    "Once again, job growth was stronger than expected in April, and even with a weaker showing in February, there have been almost 170,000 jobs per month added over the past three months. With hiring so strong, the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1969, and wages continue to grow

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-3-19

    "Today's proposed changes would provide much needed relief to smaller community banks and credit unions while still providing federal regulators and other stakeholders with the information we need under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act." --CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger, on proposed rulemakings

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-2-19

    "Property incomes are increasingly the driver for investors, and while income returns are relatively consistent between property types, investor sentiment has led to differences in appreciation between different property types."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-2-19

    "As expected, the Federal Reserve left short-term rates unchanged at their May meeting, and continue to hint that they will remain patient, which would mean keeping rates at their current level at least through the end of the year. Additionally, the Fed provided more color regarding the pending chan

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-1-19

    "The increase in pending home sales in March aligns with the rise in purchase applications we reported for the month. The strengthening job market, combined with lower mortgage rates and increased housing supply in many markets, helped more prospective buyers find a home last month. In short, condit

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-30-19

    "Cooling house price gains, home sales activity, and remodeling permitting are lowering our expectations for home improvement and repair spending this year and next. Yet, more favorable mortgage rates could still give a boost to home sales and refinancing this spring and summer, which could help buo

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