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  • MBA Newslink Friday 12-14-18

    "The tide has turned. Sellers are now competing for buyers, but they haven't all realized it yet. Sellers who have adjusted their price expectations downward are still finding plenty of willing buyers. Sellers holding out for high prices are contributing to declining home sales and growing inventori

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 12-13-18

    "Despite a still-strong job market and recent declines in mortgage rates, affordability challenges continue to hold back sales activity, as wage growth still lags behind home-price growth. Additionally, recent stock market volatility and some economic uncertainty likely also contributed to the pullb

  • MBA CMF Newslink 12-13-18

    "Autonomous vehicles may have the greatest impact on U.S. real estate markets since mass adoption of the car and expansion of the federal highway system."--CBRE Senior Vice President of Digital Enablement and Technology David Eisenberg.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 12-12-18

    "[Mark Calabria] has a deep background in housing finance issues and we have enjoyed a good working relationship with him in his current and past roles. We look forward to working with him on a wide variety of housing finance issues, not the least of which is resolving the now-decade long conservato

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 12-11-18

    "That is the first decline we've seen since the housing recovery began, and its cause can be traced directly to softening home prices in some of the nation's most expensive--and equity-rich--markets."--Black Knight Executive Vice President Ben Graboske, on a decline in "tappable" U.S. home equity re

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 12-11-18

    "Kathy Kraninger an intelligent, experienced administrator who has worked on a broad range of complex, high-profile issues over the course of her career. We look forward to working with her and anticipate she will continue the Bureau's efforts to protect consumers by providing financial institutions

  • MBA Newslink Monday 12-10-18

    "The labor market remains quite strong, with the unemployment rate still near 50-year lows, and wage growth above 3 percent on an annual basis. With home-price growth also slowing and mortgage rates easing a bit, sustained wage growth of better than 3 percent certainly helps affordability conditions

  • MBA Newslink Friday 12-7-18

    "Kathy Kraninger an intelligent, experienced administrator who has worked on a broad range of complex, high-profile issues over the course of her career. We look forward to working with her and anticipate she will continue the Bureau's efforts to protect consumers by providing financial institutions

  • MBA CMF Newslink 12-6-18

    "Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are extremely low right now. The delinquency rate for loans held on bank balance sheets set a new series low, and delinquency rates for loans held by life companies or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are all below 10 basis points."--MBA

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 12-6-18

    "The supply of credit continues to drift higher, driven once again by growth in the conventional credit space, while credit supply in government loans was essentially unchanged from the previous month. There were more mortgage programs offered with high LTV and low credit score characteristics--like

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 12-5-18

    "Rising prices and interest rates have reduced home buyer activity and led to a gradual slowing in appreciation. October's mortgage rates were the highest in seven and a half years, eroding buyer affordability."--Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 12-4-18

    "Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates are extremely low right now. The delinquency rate for loans held on bank balance sheets set a new series low, and delinquency rates for loans held by life companies or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are all below 10 basis points."--MBA

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 12-4-18

    "Profitability continues to be hindered by high costs and low productivity. We expect fixed costs to remain elevated and competitive pressures will continue to hamper production revenues in the winter months. Therefore, mortgage banker profitability will likely remain challenged."--MBA Vice Presiden

  • MBA Newslink Monday 12-3-18

    "The stock-market fluctuations that began last quarter likely caused some uncertainty among wealthy individuals, which has made luxury buyers more sensitive to price."--Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 11-30-18

    "We know that 2019 is going to be a tough year. This represents a great opportunity for people in the real estate finance industry to challenge their companies on diversity and inclusion, because the landscape is shifting now. They can separate themselves from the pack now on D&I."--J. Tony Thom

  • MBA CMF Newslink 11-29-18

    "Rising interest rates took some wind out of the market's sails...The [commercial mortgage-backed-securities] and bank lending markets were the hardest hit. Meanwhile, lending backed by multifamily properties and for the government-sponsored enterprises continued to grow."--MBA Vice President of Com

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 11-29-18

    "Diversity and inclusion is not a hobby. You have to think of this as a business decision, that it's right and it's good. The end result will be success, if you're intentional."--Susan Stewart, 2019 MBA Vice Chairman and CEO of SWBC Mortgage, San Antonio.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 11-28-18

    "The increase in conforming loan limits results from continued strengthening in home prices and a strong demand for housing coupled with constraints on supply." --Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 11-27-18

    "Mr. Bright's prior experience, in the private sector and in public service, gives him a broad understanding of capital markets and the housing industry. As a former Capitol Hill staffer, Mr. Bright understands the policy issues affecting Ginnie Mae as well as the mortgage and financial markets. His

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 11-27-18

    "MBA believes that the requirements of the CECL standard, which is effective for SEC registrants in 2020, and for all other companies in 2021, will adversely impact the availability, structure and price of credit, with a larger proportion of such impact landing on longer-term loans, such as 30-year

  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Tuesday 11-27-18

    "The increase in conforming loan limits results from continued strengthening in home prices and a strong demand for housing coupled with constraints on supply." --Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 11-26-19

    "Given the rapid increase in home prices over the past few years, and the recent pick-up in mortgage rates, the housing market continues to struggle with diminished affordability. The notable deceleration in median home price growth, 3.8% in October compared to roughly 6% in 2017, is a positive sign

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 11-21-18

    "MBA believes that the requirements of the CECL standard, which is effective for SEC registrants in 2020, and for all other companies in 2021, will adversely impact the availability, structure and price of credit, with a larger proportion of such impact landing on longer-term loans, such as 30-year

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 11-20-18

    "Marcia's tireless commitment to supporting women through mPower has resulted in winning a Stevie Award for Women in Business. Marcia is an exceptional leader and voice in the mortgage banking community, and under her direction, mPower is helping MBA members and the entire industry expand their netw

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 11-20-18

    "Reverse mortgages are an important financial tool that, if used properly, can allow the growing number of retirees to age in place. MBA applauds the recent steps FHA has taken to stabilize and improve the HECM program, and policymakers should continue considering ways to insulate the forward progra

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