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  • 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 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

  • 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 Wednesday 2-13-19

    "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 Tuesday 2-12-19

    "The upcoming roll of commercial and multifamily mortgage maturities is relatively stable, after seven years of instability. Many commercial and multifamily mortgages have 10-year terms, and a decade ago, the Great Recession meant fewer new loans were being made. As a result, 2018 and 2019 loan matu

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 2-12-19

    "The upcoming roll of commercial and multifamily mortgage maturities is relatively stable, after seven years of instability. Many commercial and multifamily mortgages have 10-year terms, and a decade ago, the Great Recession meant fewer new loans were being made. As a result, 2018 and 2019 loan matu

  • MBA Newslink Monday 2-11-19

    "Investor and lender interest in multifamily and industrial properties continues to drive transaction volumes while questions about retail and office property markets have slowed activity for those property types. The market as a whole ended the year roughly flat compared to 2017, continuing a plate

  • MBA Newslink Friday 2-8-19

    With mortgage rates now back down, early data from the first month of 2019 suggest that it is still premature to call it a buyer's market. But more than any time in recent memory, it is important for sellers to be thoughtful in their listing strategy. Buyers are out there, but they're no longer figh

  • MBA CMF Newslink 2-7-19

    "Flexible work is not just a passing trend, it's woven into the fabric of the future of work."--JLL Senior Vice President and Director of U.S. Office Research Scott Homa.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 2-7-29

    "The validity of the data used in alternative evaluations is highly predicated on the quality of the information found in prior appraisals. Should banking institutions over-utilize exemptions, resulting in significantly fewer physical appraisals, the integrity of the data and the quality of loan por

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 2-6-19

    "Despite more favorable borrowing costs, and after a three-week surge in activity, purchase applications have slowed over the past two weeks, and are now almost 2 percent lower than a year ago."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Industry Surveys and Forecasting.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 2-5-19

    "I know there is talk about reducing the GSEs' footprint, but reducing the QM patch is not the way to do it. I'm not convinced that there is enough private capital out there to supplement what we do in the marketplace." --Dave Lowman, Executive Vice President of Single-Family Business with Freddie M

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 2-5-19

    "MBA welcomes the release of Chairman [Mike] Crapo's principles for housing finance reform as a significant sign of his continued commitment to work toward finally ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and ensuring a stable and liquid market--with an explicit, paid-for government

  • MBA Newslink Monday 2-4-19

    "The job market remains exceptionally strong. Although the partial government shutdown may have temporarily increased the unemployment rate, this pace of job creation will continue to support higher wages, which will in turn support strong housing demand."--MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 2-1-19

    "Effective FHLB housing goals would...promote increased investment by member institutions in affordable housing, while not introducing any features that could jeopardize FHLB safety and soundness."--MBA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Industry Relations Stephen O'Connor, in a letter to th

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Friday 2-1-19

    "MBA welcomes the release of Chairman [Mike] Crapo's principles for housing finance reform as a significant sign of his continued commitment to work toward finally ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and ensuring a stable and liquid market--with an explicit, paid-for government

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