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  • MBA CMF Newslink 11-9-17

    "Commercial and multifamily real estate finance is a nearly $4 trillion industry and touches almost every segment of the economy. Acquisition, Development or Construction loans in particular, which this legislation supports, help to promote economic growth and job creation."--MBA President and CEO D

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 11-8-17

    "Commercial and multifamily real estate finance is a nearly $4 trillion industry and touches almost every segment of the economy. Acquisition, Development or Construction loans in particular, which this legislation supports, help to promote economic growth and job creation."--MBA President and CEO D

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 11-7-17

    "Only Congress can alter the existing GSE charters, establish an explicit federal government guarantee and create a regulatory mandate to maintain a level playing field. We cannot go back to a housing finance system that provides private gains when markets are strong yet relies on support from taxpa

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 11-7-17

    "Although H.R. 1 would provide both owners and renters with more take-home pay by lowering overall tax rates and nearly doubling the standard deduction, we believe the cumulative impact of the changes to the mortgage interest deduction and property tax deductibility would erode homeownership incenti

  • MBA Newslink Monday 11-6-17

    "This actually expedites the reinspection process rather than waiting on FEMA. MBA reached out for HUD/FHA in the wake of Harvey and Irma after it became apparent that FEMA's extended incident period designations were delaying the ability to close loans that were in process prior to disasters, but t

  • MBA Newslink Friday 11-3-17

    "Only Congress can alter the existing GSE charters, establish an explicit federal government guarantee and create a regulatory mandate to maintain a level playing field. We cannot go back to a housing finance system that provides private gains when markets are strong yet relies on support from taxpa

  • MBA CMF Newslink 11-2-17

    "You can expect the Fed to hike interest rates in December and you may see a couple hikes next year regardless of who leads the Fed. But this does not mean you should not worry about central banks as a whole. Perhaps the Fed is almost on autopilot in the U.S. and that's why markets are doing so well

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 11-2-17

    "There was no drama surrounding this meeting of the FOMC. The market is anticipating the next rate hike in December, and the Fed clearly signaled they agree with that expectation. The FOMC statement highlighted a ‘solid rate' of economic growth despite the impact from the hurricanes."--MBA Chi

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 11-1-17

    "Since hitting a 2017 low of 4.03 percent in September, the 30-year rate has increased almost 20 basis points and refinance activity has declined over 20 percent over the same period. Applications for home purchase loans decreased slightly last week but remain almost 10 percent higher than the same

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 10-31-17

    "MBA has long recognized the importance of this ‘bright line' between the primary and secondary markets, and its continued application is particularly crucial given the rapid development and deployment of new mortgage-related technologies."--MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, in a lette

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 10-31-17

    "MBA has long recognized the importance of this ‘bright line' between the primary and secondary markets, and its continued application is particularly crucial given the rapid development and deployment of new mortgage-related technologies." --MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, in a lett

  • MBA Newslink Monday 10-30-17

    "Zombie foreclosures have dwindled dramatically over the last four years as a supply-starved housing has soaked up even some of the most highly distressed properties. There are still pockets of the country with high zombie foreclosure rates, and high vacant property rates in general, primarily in th

  • MBA Newslink Friday 10-27-17

    "In a matter of just a few years, we found that a large number of units previously affordable to very-low income families could no longer be considered affordable. This is a trend that is worsening."--Freddie Mac Multifamily Vice President of Research and Modeling Steve Guggenmos.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 10-26-17

    "The one thing I know for sure after decades of significant involvement with this association is this: all is possible when we step up, lean in, say yes to the call and work together to make our industry the best it can be."--Rodrigo Lopez, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 10-26-17

    "Commercial and multifamily markets remain strong, even as many growth measures are exhibiting a bit of a downshift." --MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Wednesday 10-25-17

    "It's been an honor to work with the talented staff, strong leadership and diverse membership of MBA."--MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 10-25-17

    "The housing market has been hamstrung by insufficient supply, with inventories of homes remarkably low, given the home price growth we've experienced. The job market remains strong; demographic trends are quite favorable; mortgage credit is becoming more available to qualified borrowers; and home p

  • MBA Newslink TuesdayAM 10-24-17

    "A country where it is easier to own a home, start a business and find a job is a country at work. We need to make public-private partnerships a common cause for the welfare of our communities. These alliance work best when HUD and other government agencies work with private enterprises, and not run

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 10-24-17

    "MBA and its members are committed to serving all borrowers in a safe and sustainable manner--including those with limited English proficiency. While we continue to have significant reservations about including a language preference question on the URLA, we appreciate the modest improvements FHFA ha

  • MBA Newslink TuesdayPM 10-24-17

    "We are re-imagining" the mortgage business to deliver a better housing finance system--one that moves risk away from the taxpayer, attracts true private capital, provides market discipline and reduces systemic risk."--Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton.

  • MBA Newslink MondayAM 10-23-17

    "MBA and its members are committed to serving all borrowers in a safe and sustainable manner--including those with limited English proficiency. While we continue to have significant reservations about including a language preference question on the URLA, we appreciate the modest improvements FHFA ha

  • MBA Newslink MondayPM 10-23-17

    "We remain a leader on every front. When it comes to policy, the policymakers in Washington come to us. They rely on our data, our research, our thoughtfulness and our perspective...Why? Because when MBA speaks, everyone knows that we represent all of mortgage finance, from commercial to residential

  • MBA Newslink Friday 10-20-17

    "Mr. Montgomery's prior service as FHA Commissioner, as well as his recent private sector experience, provide him with a unique perspective on the issues facing our nation's housing and mortgage markets. This experience will serve him well during his second tour as FHA Commissioner, and we are confi

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 10-19-17

    "Market momentum has continued in 2017, with strong demand from borrowers and a strong appetite to lend by lenders, especially of loans going to government-related entities."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 10-19-17

    "Market momentum has continued in 2017, with strong demand from borrowers and a strong appetite to lend by lenders, especially of loans going to government-related entities."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

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