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  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 7-10-18

    "Today's empty parking spaces can be seen as a land bank in some of the most convenient city locations, or, taken another way, a future is arriving where builders will be able to provide more of everything else and fewer parking spaces."Eric Scharnhorst, Principal Data Scientist with Parkingmill,, i

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 7-10-18

    "The value of Bureau guidance materials lies in their reliability. Unfortunately, the Bureau's practice of using disclaimers to make guidance non-binding on the Bureau erodes much of its reliability. Regulated entities must be able to rely on guidance to ensure they are operating within the rules. M

  • MBA Newslink Monday 7-9-18

    "Transparency is increasingly important for commercial real estate, where investors are allocating ever more capital. The availability and quality of information--from prices to ownership--is crucial when trying to make investment decisions, especially in new markets."--Jeremy Kelly, Director of Glo

  • MBA Newslink Friday 7-6-18

    "Our cities are evolving into places that are more diverse and more interesting than ever, with a mix of neighborhoods defined by distinct characteristics that are drawing different residents and workers for different reasons. There are very few urban areas in which housing is not mixed in or very c

  • MBA CMF Newslink 7-5-18

    "Our members experience the unwarranted regulatory burdens and privacy issues from the unnecessary application of HMDA reporting requirements to business-purpose loans secured by multifamily properties. We believe that HMDA reporting on business-to-business loans secured by multifamily properties is

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 7-5-18

    "The value of Bureau guidance materials lies in their reliability. Unfortunately, the Bureau's practice of using disclaimers to make guidance non-binding on the Bureau erodes much of its reliability. Regulated entities must be able to rely on guidance to ensure they are operating within the rules. M

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 7-3-18

    "Most of the pressure buyers are feeling is from competition for a very limited number of homes for sale. The fact that such a small share of buyers will scrap their plans to buy a home if rates surpass 5 percent reflects their determination to be a part of the housing market."--Taylor Marr, senior

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 7-3-18

    "The industry has undergone significant changes in the decades since these rules were first conceived. Recent advances in technology have only quickened the pace of change. The Bureau must ensure its regulations and regulatory guidance reflect these changes. In the past, the Bureau billed itself as

  • MBA Newslink Monday 7-2-18

    "It's likely that all of the investment in more digitized, automated and efficient mortgage manufacturing and underwriting technology that's been made in recent years is beginning to pay off. Now the question is, how much lower will it go?"--First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-29-18

    "Historically low mortgage rates and increasingly favorable employment conditions should have generated a far greater number of home purchases by young adults, especially in the last five years. Unfortunately, home-price and rent growth above incomes--driven primarily by a severe shortage of housing

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-28-18

    "During the first three months of 2018, commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased more than during any other Q1 since before the Great Recession."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 6-27-18

    "The industry has undergone significant changes in the decades since these rules were first conceived. Recent advances in technology have only quickened the pace of change. The Bureau must ensure its regulations and regulatory guidance reflect these changes. In the past, the Bureau billed itself as

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-26-18

    "Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased more than during any other Q1 since before the Great Recession...For the first time since 2007, CMBS has seen three straight quarters of increase."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-26-18

    "The Administration's proposal to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac closely tracks much of the work that has been done to date by policymakers on Capitol Hill. It includes many core principles that MBA has long advocated for, such as an explicit government guarantee on [mortgage-backed securities] o

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-25-18

    "The start to the summer home buying season is in full swing and while inventories remain tight, we're seeing an increasing percentage of purchase loans." --Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae, Pleasanton, Calif.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-22-18

    "The Administration's proposal to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac closely tracks much of the work that has been done to date by policymakers on Capitol Hill. It includes many core principles that MBA has long advocated for, such as an explicit government guarantee on [mortgage-backed securities] o

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-21-18

    "These incremental improvements help further standardize and streamline the property inspection process, allowing lenders more time to focus on monitoring property condition and performance."--Grandbridge Real Estate Capital Vice President Anne Doty, discussing revisions to MBA's Standard Property I

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-21-18

    "It is not enough for the Bureau simply to stop applying new interpretations to past practices; instead, the Bureau has an affirmative and on-going obligation to re-examine its regulations and issue new interpretations that establish clear standards for complying with consumer protection laws that t

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 6-20-18

    "We believe that HMDA reporting on business-to-business loans secured by multifamily properties is not necessary to fulfill the statutory purposes of HMDA and that the burden of collecting and reporting that information therefore far outweighs the benefits of doing so."--From an MBA/trade group lett

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-19-18

    "Homeowners whose properties become chronically inundated could find themselves with mortgages that exceed the value of their homes, face steeply rising flood insurance premiums, or even default on their loans. Lenders carrying large numbers of these risky mortgages could lose money or eventually be

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-18-18

    "Prices are still increasing, but not at the same rate we saw earlier in the spring. The record percentage of homes sold above list price is at odds with the higher percentage of price drops in May. This tells us that while it's still very much a seller's market, price growth and rising mortgage rat

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-15-18

    "Establishing a formal ‘rule on rules' would guide the Bureau today and in the future. Such a rule would help ensure the Bureau does a better job of protecting consumers and decreasing unnecessary costs through rules and guidance rather than, as in the past, simply using enforcement cases to a

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 6-13-18

    "Susan is an outstanding leader and a well-respected voice on the most important issues facing our industry."--MBA Chairman Dave Motley, CMB, on the nomination of Susan Stewart, CEO of SWBC Mortgage as MBA 2019 Vice Chair.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-14-18

    "2017 was the strongest year on record for commercial and multifamily real estate finance. Mortgage bankers closed a record-high $530 billion in loans backed by commercial and multifamily properties, the total amount of mortgage debt outstanding grew to $3.1 trillion and for most capital sources, mo

  • 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

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