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  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 1-15-19

    "We are proud to have achieved these positive results for consumers, and we will continue to advocate for sensible steps to keep home financing broadly available to all qualified Americans."--MBA President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 1-18-19

    "December may feel like a foot on the brake, but the housing market was going over the speed limit. Home prices have been growing faster than wages since 2012, and that can't go on forever. Now that price growth has slowed down and more homes are sitting on the market, buyers will have the upper han

  • MBA CMF Newslink 1-17-19

    "We believe that more capital is available to move into real estate debt and equity than at any other time. The next wave of investment is not a matter of if or when, it's just a matter of price." --Avison Young Chair and CEO Mark Rose.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 1-17-19

    "Factors such a volatile stock market and economic uncertainty both here and abroad likely kept some prospective buyers away. This pullback in activity was in spite of falling mortgage rates and a job market still running on all cylinders. Looking ahead, if mortgage rates remain low, home-price grow

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 1-16-19

    "The spring homebuying season is almost upon us, and if rates stay lower, inventory continues to grow and the job market maintains its strength, we do expect to see a solid spring market. The 11 percent gain in purchase volume compared to last year is a promising sign."--Mike Fratantoni, MBA Senior

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 1-15-19

    "It's hard to buy what's not for sale."--First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming, on how lengthening homeownership tenure has driven up prices and shrunk housing supply.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 1-14-19

    "We are proud to have achieved these positive results for consumers, and we will continue to advocate for sensible steps to keep home financing broadly available to all qualified Americans."--MBA President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 1-11-19

    "Approximately 50 to 60 percent of mortgages originated between 2005 and 2007 that experienced foreclosure in the first two years after origination were mortgage loans with features that the ATR/QM Rule generally eliminates, restricts or otherwise excludes from the definition of a qualified mortgage

  • MBA CMF Newslink 1-10-19

    "Mortgage bankers look to 2019 as another strong year for the commercial and multifamily mortgage markets. The majority of top firms expect that strong appetites from both lenders and borrowers will drive commercial mortgage originations higher."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Researc

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 1-10-19

    "The decline was driven by a sharp decrease in the conventional credit space, as we saw expiration of the Home Affordable Refinance Program. Expiration of HARP also significantly impacted the availability of credit for both conforming non-jumbo and jumbo loans."--MBA Associate Vice President of Econ

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 1-9-19

    "[The] drop in rates spurred a flurry of refinance activity--particularly for borrowers with larger loans. The surge in refinance activity also brought the refinance index to its highest level since last July."--MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasts Joel Kan.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 1-8-19

    "The outlook for 2019 is certainly both cloudier and blurrier than the outlook a year ago. Housing wealth may have touched new highs this year, but home value gains don't translate into dollars in the bank account unless homeowners opt to sell or borrow against their home and, in contrast to previou

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 1-8-19

    "Mortgage bankers look to 2019 as another strong year for the commercial and multifamily mortgage markets. The majority of top firms expect that strong appetites from both lenders and borrowers will drive commercial mortgage originations higher."--MBA Vice President for Research and Economics Jamie

  • MBA Newslink Monday 1-7-19

    "Every aspect of the December jobs report was strong: more jobs, more people looking for work, and the fastest wage growth since 2009. This is good news for the housing market, where the strong job market boosts the confidence of potential homebuyers. The strong reading was certainly needed, given t

  • MBA Newslink Friday 1-4-18

    "The outlook for 2019 is certainly both cloudier and blurrier than the outlook a year ago. Housing wealth may have touched new highs this year, but home value gains don't translate into dollars in the bank account unless homeowners opt to sell or borrow against their home and, in contrast to previou

  • MBA CMF Newslink 1-3-19

    "We foresee compelling opportunities in secondary markets, given that we haven't experienced cap-rate convergence in those markets or even in many of the crowded primary markets."--CBRE Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Research Richard Barkham

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 1-3-19

    "Mortgage applications fell over the past two weeks--even as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 4.84 percent, its lowest since September. Investors continued to show a preference for safer U.S. Treasuries, as concerns over U.S. and global economic growth, along with uncertainty over the cu

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 1-2-19

    "Consumer demand for both personal loans and auto loans is expected to remain high, and lenders are expected to continue looking to expand their books of business by providing more subprime and near prime borrowers with loans. This is a positive for both lenders and consumers."--Matt Komos, vice pre

  • MBA Newslink Monday 12-24-18

    "Mr. Otting's background in banking and mortgage finance will provide strong leadership at FHFA until a new Director is confirmed. We look forward to working with him on the variety of important issues facing the housing markets."--MBA President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, on the White House anno

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Friday 12-21-18

    "Access to affordable, sustainable housing is a necessity for all Americans, and as such, it requires a system of financing that is robust in all parts of the country, through all parts of the credit cycle. Legislative reforms of the Enterprises offer the best path to reach this desired end state."-

  • MBA Newslink Friday 12-21-18

    "It's looking increasingly unlikely that we'll see a meaningful upward surge in inventory any time soon. Building activity has been sluggish at best. And potential sellers may now be thinking twice about listing their home for sale in a rapidly rising interest rate environment, when a similar home t

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 12-20-18

    "The Federal Reserve has changed its tune with respect to the future path of hikes for the federal funds rate. As highlighted in recent public remarks, Chairman Jerome Powell and the FOMC believe the fed funds rate is now quite close to the neutral level--the level which would keep the economy at fu

  • MBA CMF Newslink 12-20-18

    "Income [as opposed to property appreciation] is expected to account for $4 out of every $6 of total returns in 2018, $5 of every $6 of total returns in 2019 and for all of the positive contribution to returns in 2020. But even with some of the recent economic uncertainty, investors see commercial r

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 12-19-18

    "Despite mortgage rates falling across the board last week to their lowest levels in three months, mortgage applications also declined, as more potential borrowers likely stayed away because of ongoing financial market volatility and economic uncertainty."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 12-18-18

    "The Associations strongly support the Agencies' efforts to simplify the rules in order to reduce unnecessary complexity and eliminate provisions that create unnecessary burdens and hinder financial stability and economic growth," the letter said. "However, it is frustrating that the Proposal has no

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