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  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 4-4-18

    "The challenge today is that we have a system with an extraordinary amount of uncertainty in the origination process. One of the things we have to do is look at the burdens imposed on lenders, who must navigate a complex set of compliance and regulatory requirements that remain subject to interpreta

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-3-18

    "While credit scores play only a limited role in the underwriting process for loans acquired by the Enterprises, their impact on borrower eligibility and loan pricing warrants periodic review. Given that any changes to the existing Enterprise requirements would entail operational challenges that bri

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 4-3-18

    "While credit scores play only a limited role in the underwriting process for loans acquired by the Enterprises, their impact on borrower eligibility and loan pricing warrants periodic review. Given that any changes to the existing Enterprise requirements would entail operational challenges that bri

  • MBA Newslink Monday 4-2-18

    "The overall U.S. residential real estate market will continue to rise, and rise at a slightly higher rate." --Eric Fox, Vice President of Statistical and Economic Modeling with Veros, Santa Ana, Calif.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-30-18

    "There are still plenty of people touring homes; there just aren't enough of homes to satisfy all the buyers who want to make offers. We've started off each of the past three years with inventory down double-digits from the year before, which has held back buyer activity until enough new listings hi

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 3-29-18

    "The transition to the new, common security requires planning, investment and preparation by a wide variety of market participants. We have now set the specific date that the Enterprises will start issuing the [Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security] and I urge the industry to get ready now to ensure smoo

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-29-18

    "We expect hotel values to remain at an all-time high in 2018 despite a rise in interest rates. Capitalization rates, however, will likely increase again this year, as occupancy has peaked in many major markets and rate growth has become sluggish. With all that said, transaction volume is mostly exp

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 3-28-18

    "Despite these threats to dampen demand, low inventory and a strong economic conditions bolstered price growth to start 2018. First-time home buyers, however, will continue to struggle to find homes within their price range as prices climb higher amid low inventory."--Cheryl Young, senior economist

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-27-18

    "A true digital mortgage that encompasses all aspects of the process enables lenders to dedicate their resources towards building valuable relationships with borrowers and guiding them through the process, instead of spending time clicking buttons or validating data. High-tech and human-touch are eq

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-27-18

    "Production profits plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017. Purchase volume was lower in the fourth quarter, in part due to normal seasonality. At the same time, there was no substantial pickup in refinancings."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-26-18

    "Production profits plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017. Purchase volume was lower in the fourth quarter, in part due to normal seasonality. At the same time, there was no substantial pickup in refinancings."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-23-18

    "As expected, we are seeing the percentage of refinances taper back off to the projected industry levels. And with interest rates on the rise, we're seeing the purchase market begin to gain some momentum. We know that the shift to a purchase market will drive the shortened time to close and we will

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 3-22-18

    "Chairman [Jerome] Powell's first FOMC meeting met market expectations of a 25 basis point hike in the federal funds target rate, a move to continue to remove accommodation from an economy that is at full employment."--MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-22-18

    "Global real estate performed exceptionally well in 2017 with volumes up sharply and increasing valuations. This has provided good momentum and the balance of pricing, supply and demand all point to a further healthy year."--Cushman & Wakefield Global Capital Markets and Investor Services Chief

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 3-21-18

    "Treasury rates declined slightly on average last week, as a mixed bag of economic news and geopolitical concerns made investors more cautious overall. A significant driver of the decline was retail sales data showing less than expected spending by U.S. households for the third month."--MBA Economis

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-20-18

    "Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew at a slightly slower rate than overall property values. Even so, 2017 marked the strongest year for mortgage debt growth since 2007."--MBA Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Economics Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-20-18

    "Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew at a slightly slower rate than overall property values. Even so, 2017 marked the strongest year for mortgage debt growth since 2007."--MBA Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Economics Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-19-18

    "The tide appears to be turning somewhat, with completions of single-family homes trending higher over the past year. Profits margins are still being crimped, however, and affordability is being constrained further by higher mortgage rates."--Mark Vitner, senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-16-18

    "Home-price growth has been the primary driver of home-equity wealth creation. Because wealth gains spur additional consumer purchases, the rise in home-equity wealth during 2017 should add more than $50 billion to U.S. consumption spending over the next two to three years." --CoreLogic Chief Econom

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 3-15-18

    "This bill will further ensure consumer protections and adequate access to mortgage credit...MBA now calls on the House to swiftly take up this bill for consideration."--MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, following Senate passage of sweeping regulatory relief legislation.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-15-18

    "Grocery-anchored centers remain a safe bet for investors as overall transaction volumes for retail have been down, indicating that the asset remains a stable sector. It was one of the only retail sectors to see growth in a year of low transaction volume."--JLL Retail Research Director James Cook.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 3-14-18

    "We especially appreciate the changes to the bill that would amend the definition of ‘financial institution' to ensure that non-depository lenders will be subject to the same standards and protections as depositories under this legislation." --MBA Senior Vice President of Legislative and Polit

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-13-18

    "MBA supports S. 2155 and would urge all Senators to vote to preserve the bill's key elements throughout the amendment process, and, in turn, to vote in favor of the bill's final passage at the conclusion of the debate. We applaud and appreciate the collective, bipartisan coalition efforts that led

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-13-18

    "MBA supports S. 2155 and would urge all Senators to vote to preserve the bill's key elements throughout the amendment process, and, in turn, to vote in favor of the bill's final passage at the conclusion of the debate. We applaud and appreciate the collective, bipartisan coalition efforts that led

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-12-18

    "Smaller footprints have more opportunities in urban locations and in mixed-use projects. Grocers like Aldi and Trader Joe's benefit from the flexibility to take smaller spaces in vertically integrated projects. HyVee recently announced that while traditional-sized stores will still be rolled out, s

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