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  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-11-19

    "Solid fundamentals, growing property values, low interest rates and strong appetites from both borrowers and lenders all helped drive an 8 percent increase in recorded multifamily lending from a year ago."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 4-11-19

    "Solid fundamentals, growing property values, low interest rates and strong appetites from both borrowers and lenders all helped drive an 8 percent increase in recorded multifamily lending from a year ago." --MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 4-10-19

    "Mortgage rates inched back up last week, but remain substantially lower than they were in the second half of last year. As quickly as refinance activity increased in recent weeks, it backed down again in response to the rise in rates. However, this spring's lower borrowing costs, coupled with the s

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-9-19

    "With a strong job market, rising wages and lower mortgage rates, housing demand remains strong, as shown by the solid 7 percent growth in new home purchase applications in March. The confluence of declining mortgage rates with the spring buying season is supporting stronger housing demand and activ

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 4-9-19

    "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in conservatorship for more than a decade and it's well past time that policymakers address the long-term future of these enterprises. As both administrative and legislative reforms move forward, it is important that the regulator and Congress support ongoing li

  • MBA Newslink Monday 4-8-19

    "The 196,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy in March reversed the slowdown in February, but more importantly, it showed that job creation overall remains robust. Additionally, we saw a bounce back in construction employment last month, with a decent gain of 16,000 jobs. These developments, along wit

  • MBA Newslink Friday 4-5-19

    "This year, there are more homes for sale relative to the number of buyers, so a buyer is more likely to have their first offer accepted, while sellers are having to wait longer for their home to sell. It's like a 1950s-era school dance with more boys than girls--the girls can quickly find a dancing

  • MBA CMF Newslink 4-4-19

    "New [commercial and multifamily] construction activity remained robust, with increases in the value of construction put-in-place for multifamily, office and lodging properties. The value of other commercial properties put-in-place declined from a year earlier."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Rea

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 4-4-19

    "Credit availability increased in March, primarily due to a spike in jumbo mortgage offerings. The jumbo sub-index increased 5 percent and reached its highest level since last November, as the recent decline in mortgage rates led to a jump in refinances from borrowers with larger loans."--Joel Kan,

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Wednesday 4-4-19

    "MBA applauds the Senate for confirming Mark Calabria to be the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. His knowledge and experience will serve him well as he takes over this dynamic agency at such a critical time."--MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 4-3-19

    "You have a story to tell. It's not a story about your business; it's a story about people. It's the story about the communities and homeowners and renters who rely on you. Ultimately, you're telling the story of American families who want to achieve the American Dream. It's something that every mem

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 4-2-19

    "To see just how technology has exploded over the past five years is astonishing. The mortgage process now is less about consumers providing us with data but more about how we use those data."--Brian Magruder, Senior Vice President with SunTrust Bank, Richmond, Va.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 4-2-19

    "The 2008 financial crisis exposed fundamental problems in the GSEs' business models, as well as weaknesses in the regulatory framework. Ten years later, we have still not determined how or if the GSEs will be permanently reformed. Only by enacting comprehensive legislative reform can we provide the

  • MBA Newslink Monday 4-1-19

    "A modest downturn in commercial real estate should be manageable for the larger banks, however, some smaller concentrated banks may not fare as well."--Fitch Ratings Associate Director Johannes Moller.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-29-19

    "What you should be doing is looking at the world around you and take disconnected things and connect them. Think about all the technology you can harness that customers will never see, but will enhance their experience."--Tech innovator George Blankenship, who spoke at the recent MBA Technology Sol

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-28-19

    "Whether a firm focuses on the space markets, capital markets or a combination of the two, companies are closely monitoring technological developments in an effort to remain competitive and anticipate the possibility of secular market changes."--MBA Senior Vice President Thomas Kim in a Corporate Re

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 3-28-19

    "The 2008 financial crisis exposed fundamental problems in the GSEs' business models, as well as weaknesses in the regulatory framework. Ten years later, we have still not determined how or if the GSEs will be permanently reformed. Only by enacting comprehensive legislative reform can we provide the

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 3-27-19

    "The mortgage industry remains a very challenging environment. The real challenge for lenders moving forward is whether they can bring the cost of originating loans down."--MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-26-19

    "MBA members are looking to technology as one stone that can kill two birds. First, they want to increase profitability while containing costs. And second, they want to improve the customer experience."--MBA President & CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 3-26-19

    "MBA's investment will provide seed funding to accelerate the development of initiatives." --MBA Chairman Chris George, on MBA's $2 million investment in MISMO.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 3-25-19

    "Existing home sales bounced back in February after a sluggish start to the year. The 5.5 million sales pace last month was the strongest since March of last year, and is a sign that some buyers were able to shrug off some of the market uncertainty in late 2018 and early 2019."--Joel Kan, MBA Associ

  • MBA Newslink Friday 3-22-19

    "The shortage of starter homes across the country is finally starting to ease, and that's good news for would-be first-time buyers who have been saving up to make the leap into homeownership. Unfortunately, prices of homes in the lower third of the market have risen so much in recent years that for

  • MBA CMF Newslink 3-21-19

    "Profit margins are rising in a majority of counties across the United States. But despite the generally rosier picture, profits vary widely and investing in the single-family home rental market is not always a great move."--ATTOM Chief Product Officer Todd Teta.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 3-21-19

    "The job market is quite strong, and even though wage growth has accelerated, inflation has not picked up and shows no signs of doing so. With that combination, Fed officials are comfortable leaving rates at their current level. If inflation were to increase, they might be forced to hike again, but

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 3-19-19

    "Home builders are generally upbeat headed into the spring selling season. Builder sentiment has rebounded from the lows hit late last year, as builders are balancing optimism with pragmatism."--Mark Vitner, senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities, Charlotte, N.C.

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