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  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-14-19

    "The new LDM provides a technology-agnostic view of the MISMO standards. Technology changes rapidly, as evidenced by our industry's evolution towards supporting mobile applications to serve consumers. The new LDM ensures that MISMO will continue to help organizations communicate more efficiently, as

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-14-19

    "It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements. We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender pa

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-13-19

    "While a few investors have charged forward into the [Opportunity Zone] space, most have eagerly awaited the more complete guidance needed to invest before the close of 2019 in order to secure the maximum tax benefits from the program. This clarifying guidance should remove many of the barriers that

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-10-19

    "It has become clear that our lending partners are seeking clarity and greater certainty when documenting compliance with FHA requirements. We are proposing a new, more transparent set of requirements that will preserve our enforcement authority. We anticipate that this will encourage more lender pa

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-9-19

    "Despite recent volatility in the debt and equity markets, the Fed's decision to leave borrowing costs unchanged has created a favorable commercial lending environment and activity has remained robust."--CBRE Capital Markets Global President of Debt and Structured Finance and Mortgage Bankers Associ

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-9-19

    "Investors continued a trend from March of further increasing their willingness to purchase more non-QM and non-agency jumbo loans. The high-end of the purchase market had shown weakness earlier this year, before the recent decline in mortgage rates, and it appears investors are trying to remain com

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-8-19

    "We saw a good week for the spring home buying season, as a 5 percent increase in purchase applications--both weekly and year-over-year--drove the results."--MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-7-19

    "Retention battles are no longer won--or lost--based on interest rates alone. A simple ‘in the money analysis' doesn't provide the insight necessary to retain customers and can't take the place of accurately identifying borrowers who are likely to refinance and offering them the correct produc

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-7-19

    "Today's proposed changes would provide much needed relief to smaller community banks and credit unions while still providing federal regulators and other stakeholders with the information we need under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act." --CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger, on proposed rulemakings

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-6-19

    "Once again, job growth was stronger than expected in April, and even with a weaker showing in February, there have been almost 170,000 jobs per month added over the past three months. With hiring so strong, the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1969, and wages continue to grow

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-3-19

    "Today's proposed changes would provide much needed relief to smaller community banks and credit unions while still providing federal regulators and other stakeholders with the information we need under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act." --CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger, on proposed rulemakings

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-2-19

    "Property incomes are increasingly the driver for investors, and while income returns are relatively consistent between property types, investor sentiment has led to differences in appreciation between different property types."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-2-19

    "As expected, the Federal Reserve left short-term rates unchanged at their May meeting, and continue to hint that they will remain patient, which would mean keeping rates at their current level at least through the end of the year. Additionally, the Fed provided more color regarding the pending chan

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-1-19

    "The increase in pending home sales in March aligns with the rise in purchase applications we reported for the month. The strengthening job market, combined with lower mortgage rates and increased housing supply in many markets, helped more prospective buyers find a home last month. In short, condit

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-30-19

    "Cooling house price gains, home sales activity, and remodeling permitting are lowering our expectations for home improvement and repair spending this year and next. Yet, more favorable mortgage rates could still give a boost to home sales and refinancing this spring and summer, which could help buo

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 4-30-19

    "The market volatility and decline in consumer confidence that we saw in late 2018 and early 2019 seemed to confirm what other housing indicators showed: a somewhat slow first couple of months of the year for the housing market."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forec

  • MBA Newslink Monday 4-29-19

    "Although this advance estimate is subject to revision, if it holds up, this faster growth should continue to provide strong support for the job and housing markets...Overall, a solid start of the year for the economy."--Mike Fratantoni, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 4-26-19

    "The market volatility and decline in consumer confidence that we saw in late 2018 and early 2019 seemed to confirm what other housing indicators showed: a somewhat slow first couple of months of the year for the housing market."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forec

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 4-25-19

    "There may be more homes available for sale over the course of the month, but that's because more leftovers from previous months are sticking around. In truth, fewer homeowners are putting their homes on the market and buyer demand is falling back. Buyers won't have as much competition this shopping

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 4-24-19

    "The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has risen 10 basis points in three weeks, and is now at its highest level in over a month. Borrowers remain extremely sensitive to rate changes, which is why there has been a 28 percent drop in refinance applications over this three-week period. Purchase activity als

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-23-19

    "Sales have been volatile in 2019 thus far, but the average for the first three months of the year is around 5 percent lower than in 2018. We had expected this to be stronger, given the solid economy and job market, but the high end of the market has started to cool off, and the lower price tiers ar

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 4-23-19

    "Despite a healthy economy in 2018, the mortgage market suffered, as rate hikes hurt refinancing volume and low housing inventories priced some potential homebuyers out of the purchase market. For mortgage companies, there was the perfect storm of lower production revenues combined with rising expen

  • MBA Newslink Monday 4-22-19

    "On a year-over-year basis, single-family starts have fallen in five of the past six months. While severe winter weather in the Midwest likely led to the significant drop in that region, the overall building trend is not heading into the right direction. There needs to be more new inventory to satis

  • MBA Newslink Friday 4-19-19

    "Though sellers still largely have the upper hand, the U.S. housing market is gradually shifting in favor of buyers. The shift in favor of buyers is also happening where home values have risen the most over the past six years, suggesting that these markets may have hit an affordability ceiling."--Fr

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-18-19

    "Grocery is one of the strongest retail sectors, with nearly twice as many new stores opening than closing last year."--JLL Director of Retail Research James Cook.

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