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  • 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

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-27-18

    "While the observed denial rate can be useful, it can't provide evidence that equally qualified applicants are being treated differently because of race or ethnicity."--From an Urban Institute report examining denial rates for minority mortgage applicants.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-24-18

    "Home sales are being stifled by a shortage of homes on the market. The game of musical chairs that is the housing market today needs more chairs. Additional supply, particularly of new entry-level homes to meet the needs of the first-time buyers who remain interested in buying even as rates increas

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-23-18

    "Ms. Kraninger will utilize her significant experience in government management to improve the Bureau's operations and oversight. We also are hopeful that she will leverage the information gathered from the Bureau's ongoing RFI process to protect consumers from unscrupulous practices while also ensu

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-23-18

    "There's nothing wrong with the debt markets and there's nothing wrong with the state of the capital markets. However, at today's valuations with continued low cap rates and interest rates, we're getting lulled."--Shekar Narasimhan, CMB, in an MBANow CREF Corner Office video conversation.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-22-18

    "The inconsistencies between the 2013 Final Rule and the Inclusive Communities decision cast needless uncertainty on business decision-making. It is important that HUD amend its Fair Housing regulations to reflect the subsequent standards articulated by the Supreme Court. Doing so will provide busin

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-21-18

    "We continue to see improvement in the overall mortgage delinquency rate as the impact of the hurricanes from one year ago lessens, particularly for conventional loans."--Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-21-18

    "Commercial and multifamily real estate borrowing and lending continues to track with last year's level. Investor demand for multifamily properties and hotels are helping push originations higher, even as loan demand for retail properties is down."--MBA Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Rese

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-20-18

    "The Bay Area, Seattle and Portland have been so competitive for so long that buyers and sellers have adjusted to those conditions and may feel uneasy about the changes we're seeing in the market, After several years of shrinking inventory and unsustainable price growth, I'm encouraged by these chan

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-17-18

    "We continue to see improvement in the overall mortgage delinquency rate as the impact of the hurricanes from one year ago lessens, particularly for conventional loans."--Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-16-18

    "Many homebuyers will likely find it much more economical to simply stay in their existing homes. This will continue to dampen repeat buying volumes and continue the dominance of first-time homebuyers in the housing market. Since existing homeowners won't release their starter homes into the market,

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-16-18

    "The last months of 2017 exceeded expectations for the multifamily market, and that trend continued into the first half of 2018. There will be certain submarkets that will see moderation, but overall the multifamily market continues to benefit from a solid macroeconomy and continued strong demand. S

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-15-18

    "In nearly every major market today, single-family homes are being permitted at a lower rate than they were historically as builders face a number of challenges in adding new homes, including land and labor costs. What this means for buyers is a smaller supply of homes on the market, leading to incr

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-14-18

    "While the strong economy has nudged serious delinquency rates to their lowest level in 12 years, areas hit by natural disasters have had increases. The tragic wildfires in the West will likely lead to a spike in delinquencies in hard-hit neighborhoods."--CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-14-18

    "It's a very favorable court ruling as the alternative would have been incredibly disruptive. A different decision might have impaired or invalidated foreclosures because of the licensing question and added significant costs as the secondary market scrambled to figure out how to apply the decision."

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-13-18

    "The picture that emerges of the first half of 2018 is one of modestly rising volumes. The volume of single-asset sales under $250 million was the highest on record, just besting the first half of 2016. Multifamily and industrial single-asset sales posted strong increases, hotel and suburban office

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-10-18

    "Nationwide the number of equity rich homeowners is more than twice the number of seriously underwater homeowners, but the gap between home equity haves and have-nots persists because home price appreciation is certainly not uniform across local markets or even within local markets."--Daren Blomquis

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-9-18

    "The commercial mortgage lending market should remain favorable to borrowers for the balance of the year. Loan credit spreads remain tight and underwriting standards are stable. While there is some risk to an escalation of trade disputes, this has not yet influenced credit availability or pricing."-

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-9-18

    "It's a very favorable court ruling as the alternative would have been incredibly disruptive. A different decision might have impaired or invalidated foreclosures because of the licensing question and added significant costs as the secondary market scrambled to figure out how to apply the decision."

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-7-18

    "Credit availability continued to expand, driven by an increase in conventional credit supply. More than half of the programs added were for jumbo loans, pushing the jumbo index to its fourth straight increase, and to its highest level since we started collecting these data. There was also continued

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-7-18

    "These 'orphaned' loans cannot be delivered to Ginnie Mae despite carrying a valid VA guaranty and being fully compliant with the requirements in place at the time the applications were taken and (in some cases) the loans were closed. This situation has caused liquidity strains for some lenders, par

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-6-18

    "For more than six years, we've been riding a wave of home price appreciation above the 25-year average. The question now is whether tightening affordability will end that streak and if more deceleration is on the horizon."--Black Knight Executive Vice President for Data and Analytics Ben Graboske.

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