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  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-12-19

    "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has shown an admirable willingness to listen to stakeholder concerns about how it can improve both its own practices and the regulations it is tasked with enforcing. The recommendations laid out in this Roadmap will further strengthen CFPB's policies and ens

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-12-19

    "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has shown an admirable willingness to listen to stakeholder concerns about how it can improve both its own practices and the regulations it is tasked with enforcing. The recommendations laid out in this Roadmap will further strengthen CFPB's policies and ens

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-11-19

    "The data on new housing starts has been particularly volatile over the past few months, driven by large swings in multifamily starts. Focusing on the single-family data, the 4.5 percent year-over-year gain is a promising sign for the housing market. Given the underlying strength in overall housing

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-8-19

    "While we continue to see Millennials enter the housing market and exercise their purchase power, the uptick in refinances may indicate maturity among this generation who previously purchased a home and are looking for an opportunity to take advantage of lower monthly interest payments." --Joe Tyrre

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-7-19

    "Investment activity remains robust, driven by a strong economy, significant amounts of capital and a sense that supply and demand in real estate markets is very well balanced."--CBRE Global Chief Economist Richard Barkham.

  • MBA NewsLink Thursday 3-7-19

    "It's hard to imagine commercial and multifamily mortgages performing much better. Future performance will be largely driven by changes in the economy and how they affect property incomes, property values and the ability of owners to refinance when their loans come due. Currently, all of those facto

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-5-19

    "The first-time homebuyer market once again outperformed the broader housing market, recording its best purchase year since 2006 and regaining its pre-housing crisis level. At the same time, first-time homebuyers are not immune to declining affordability, as their number declined nationally and in 3

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-5-19

    "A well-functioning housing finance system should provide consistent, affordable credit to borrowers across the nation and through all parts of the credit cycle without putting taxpayers at risk of a bailout."--from an MBA-led coalition in a letter to acting Federal Housing Finance Agency Director J

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-4-19

    "A well-functioning housing finance system should provide consistent, affordable credit to borrowers across the nation and through all parts of the credit cycle without putting taxpayers at risk of a bailout."--from an MBA-led coalition in a letter to acting Federal Housing Finance Agency Director J

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-1-19

    "Disaster preparation and response has to be part of your company's strategic planning. But the bigger picture is there needs to be more coordination across the industry and other players. We have to collaborate and share the knowledge in the event of an emergency."--Gwen Muse-Evans, President and C

  • MBA CMF Newslink 2-28-19

    "Real estate transaction activity around the U.S. in 2019 is expected to moderate by 10 percent as investors continue to be selective and develop new strategies to deploy capital against the backdrop of slower growth."--JLL Americas Capital Markets President Jonathan Geanakos.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 2-28-19

    "For me and other CEOs focused on strategies for success in an evolving industry, we are open to change and persistently looking for ways to make your job easier and our customers happier."--MBA Vice Chair Susan Stewart.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 2-27-19

    "Alignment of servicing standards across loans, investors and guarantors is desperately needed. It's creating confusion for you and your customers, and increasing your costs."--MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 2-26-19

    "The shrinking size of sales declines, paired with falling interest rates, may be helping to improve builder confidence, which has been on the rise since December."--Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 2-26-19

    "Alignment of servicing standards across loans, investors and guarantors is desperately needed. It's creating confusion for you and your customers, and increasing your costs."--MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 2-25-19

    "IMBs have always served the needs of a wide variety of consumers, particularly low- and moderate-income families and first-time homebuyers. Their historic and current contribution to the mortgage market reinforces their importance to making the American dream of homeownership a reality."--MBA Presi

  • MBA Newslink Friday 2-22-19

    "January's weak sales pace was likely the result of the lingering effects of stock market volatility and lower consumer confidence toward the end of 2018. Much of the January decrease was in the lower price tiers, which also tends to be where inventory is the tightest."--MBA Associate Vice President

  • MBA CMF Newslink 2-21-19

    "It feels like more and more organizations want to get into the CRE space including sovereign wealth funds and state plans and everybody in between. High net worth individuals and family capital are also becoming more comfortable in the CRE space."--Joe B. Thornton Jr., President and Executive Manag

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 2-21-19

    "Fintechs have helped make personal loans a credit product that is recognized as both a convenient and simple way to obtain funding online. More and more consumers see value in using a personal loan for their credit needs, whether to consolidate debt, finance a home improvement project or pay for an

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 2-20-19

    "After four consecutive declines, purchase applications increased almost 2 percent over the week and 2.5 percent compared to a year ago--showing some promise as we edge closer to the spring homebuying season."--MBA Associate Vice President of Industry Surveys and Forecasts Joel Kan.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 2-19-19

    "With the unemployment rate near 50-year lows, wage growth trending higher and household debt levels relative to disposable incomes at 35-year lows, homeowners are in great shape, and mortgage performance is quite strong." --Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 2-19-19

    "With the unemployment rate near 50-year lows, wage growth trending higher and household debt levels relative to disposable incomes at 35-year lows, homeowners are in great shape, and mortgage performance is quite strong." --Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 2-15-19

    "For four years, it felt like home buyers couldn't catch a break as for-sale inventory became tighter and tighter with each passing month. But during the second half of 2018, something shifted. Home buyers aren't out of the woods yet, but there is a glimmer of light on the horizon. The number of hom

  • MBA CMF Newslink 2-14-19

    "For the past three years one of the most popular questions here at the CREF Convention has been, 'What inning are we in?' In reality, many expected this game to have ended by now and the market to start a down-leg. Instead, we're in a new phase, something we have never seen before--a plateau."--MBA

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 2-14-19

    "Despite the jitters potential homebuyers felt in December from the volatility in the financial markets, the healthy job market and wage growth, moderating price gains and lower mortgage rates all helped home sales recover. Additionally, builders seem to be seeing improvement in their labor shortage

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