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  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-14-18

    "Mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties continue to perform extremely well. Delinquency rates are at or near their all-time lows across most capital sources. This continues to be driven by strong property fundamentals, increasing property values, still-low mortgage rates and readi

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-12-18

    "The expansion of offerings across all loan types drove credit availability to its highest level in three months. In particular, the conventional index and jumbo index both rose to their highest levels since March 2011. This was mainly caused by increased investor interest in jumbo loans and high ba

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-12-18

    "Falling volume drove net production profitability into the red for only the second time since inception of our report in the third quarter of 2008. While production revenues per loan actually increased in the first quarter, we also reached a study-high for total production expenses at $8,957 per lo

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-11-18

    "David has been a consistent advocate for MBA thanks to his tireless outreach to policymakers and champion of key issues affecting our industry. His deep involvement in both MAA and MORPAC reinforce David's commitment to advocacy."--MBA Chairman Dave Motley, CMB, on presenting Dave Zitting, CMB, wit

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-8-18

    "Home-price growth has accelerated in recent months, helping to build home-equity wealth and lift underwater homeowners back into positive equity, the primary driver of home equity wealth creation." --Frank Nothaft, chief economist with CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-7-18

    "Apart from the fact that 2007's [commercial mortgage-backed securities] spreads were tighter than currently, loan-to-values were higher and debt service coverage ratios were substantially lower, 2007 also had higher interest-only percentages--both partial and full--than we currently see in the mark

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-7-18

    "Falling volume drove net production profitability into the red for only the second time since inception of our report in the third quarter of 2008. While production revenues per loan actually increased in the first quarter, we also reached a study-high for total production expenses at $8,957 per lo

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Thursday 6-7-18

    "We are thrilled to have Bob Broeksmit as the next leader of MBA. MBA has never been stronger, and we have full confidence that Bob is the right person to take MBA to even greater heights. He brings with him decades of industry knowledge and leadership experience at a time when our industry is facin

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 6-6-18

    "Mortgage banking companies are in the business of financing real estate, with a focus on financing real estate for borrowers in markets across the country--by connecting the real estate financing needs of local communities to global capital markets. As a type of mortgage banking company, independen

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-5-18

    "MBA [has] become concerned in recent years with a lack of transparency in the FHFA approval process for new activities and new products...This process has made it far more difficult for policymakers, market participants and other stakeholders to understand whether certain offerings are serving the

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-5-18

    "MBA [has] become concerned in recent years with a lack of transparency in the FHFA approval process for new activities and new products...This process has made it far more difficult for policymakers, market participants and other stakeholders to understand whether certain offerings are serving the

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-4-18

    "Ginnie Mae is engaging with issuers to implement a cure for pools that have been submitted with non-compliant loans. Ginnie Mae expects that the law will be effective in helping curb abuses that have been identified in connection with certain refinance programs utilized by veterans."--From a Ginnie

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-1-18

    "While for the first time since 2014 first-time homebuyer demand is slightly easing, supply pressures will continue to drive price appreciation and freeze out a large percentage of the 2.7 million first-time homebuyers who are still missing from the market."--Genworth Chief Economist Tian Liu.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-31-18

    "You live with that loan for the life of that loan. You are a very important part of this ecosystem through good times and bad and through all market cycles. You're there to make sure loans are serviced property. You keep our businesses running."--Brian Stoffers, CMB, MBA Vice Chairman and Global Pr

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-31-18

    "Given the BCFP's significant and persistent influence on the housing finance industry, it is crucial for the Bureau to meaningfully and consistently engage industry stakeholders."--MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, in a letter to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on its external e

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-30-18

    "Rates slipped slightly over the week as concerns over U.S. trade policy and global growth sent some investors back to safer U.S. Treasuries. Minutes from the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting also yielded a more dovish tone, which added to the downward pressure in rates."--MBA Assoc

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-29-18

    "While industry predictions for this year's storm season indicate average activity levels, associated storm surge risk remains an important consideration for residential and commercial properties in the 19 states analyzed. Depending on the location of a storm's landfall and that area's population de

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-29-18

    "The bill marks years' worth of work by a group of bipartisan Senators and parallel and focused advocacy by the legislative and policy teams at MBA...I want to commend the House of Representatives for joining the Senate and passing this bill which will protect consumers and provide greater access to

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-25-18

    "Women who cry in the workplace don't cry because they're upset. They cry because their pissed."--Joanne Lipman, author of That's What She Said: What Men Need To Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, at a recent MBA mPower event.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-24-18

    "When examining vacancy and rent growth by market, we see a number of metros still in a stage of recovery or market correction for a variety of reasons. But these are more than offset by metros we consider stabilized or peak performers."--Transwestern Director of Research Stuart Showers

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-24-18

    "MBA commends the Senate for confirming Brian Montgomery to lead the Federal Housing Administration. His experience, knowledge and ability will ensure his success in this position. MBA fully supports FHA's efforts to assist low and moderate income Americans and first-time homebuyers. We look forward

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-23-18

    "The bill marks years' worth of work by a group of bipartisan Senators and parallel and focused advocacy by the legislative and policy teams at MBA...I want to commend the House of Representatives for joining the Senate and passing this bill which will protect consumers and provide greater access to

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-22-18

    "All of us have to work together--mortgage bankers, realtors, home builders--to create meaningful change. We don't have to worry about people wanting to own a home--they do."--MBA President & CEO David Stevens, CMB, speaking at the MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo in New York.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-22-18

    "The strong economy, low unemployment rate, tax refunds and bonuses and home price appreciation were key factors that helped push delinquencies down in the first quarter."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-21-18

    "Despite rising prices and low inventory, sales in 2018 so far are slightly higher than last year, which was the best year on record since the 2006 housing boom. As we enter peak home buying season, new listings will be key in maintaining sales growth and moderating the rapid price increases we've s

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