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  • MBA Newslink Monday 9-16-19

    "While we continue to analyze the market impact of FHFA's guidance, we welcome the simplified framework and continued liquidity to the market.  We also appreciate FHFA's recognition of the varied capital sources that finance multifamily rental housing and the emphasis on affordable housing as p

  • MBA Newslink Friday 9-13-19

    "Nearly half of the country's renter households are cost-burdened, spending more than thirty percent of their income on housing. The Build More Housing Near Transit Act would spur the development of much-needed housing near transit locations, fulfilling critical transit, housing, economic developmen

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-12-19

    "The low interest rate environment, coupled with still strong demand for commercial and multifamily assets, has pushed property values higher and increased demand for mortgages." --MBA Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 9-12-19

    "Credit supply declined across the board in August, even as mortgage rates fell and application activity picked up, particularly for refinances. Last month's decrease was the largest since December 2018, and also the first tightening we have seen for conventional loans all year. We anticipate some w

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 9-11-19

    "Mortgages rates continued to decline over the holiday-shortened week, with the 30-year fixed rate decreasing five basis points and remaining near three-year lowsRefinances were essentially unchanged, up just 0.4 percent, but August overall was the strongest month of activity so far in 2019."--Joel

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 9-10-19

    "The low interest rate environment, coupled with still strong demand for commercial and multifamily assets, has pushed property values higher and increased demand for mortgages. At the beginning of the year, many economists, investors and others anticipated long-terms rates would currently be in the

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 9-10-19

    "We are gratified that the reports reflect many of the important priorities that MBA has long recommended, including protecting taxpayers from future bailouts, an explicit government guarantee on qualified mortgage-backed securities for single-family and multifamily loans, increased competition and

  • MBA Newslink Monday 9-9-19

    "As expected, given the global slowdown in economic growth, and increasing signs of a slowing in the pace of U.S growth, we are seeing job gains cool down a bit. August's 130,000 increase in jobs was somewhat supported by federal government hires for the decennial Census, with private growth of only

  • MBA Newslink Friday 9-6-19

    "We are gratified that the reports reflect many of the important priorities that MBA has long recommended, including protecting taxpayers from future bailouts, an explicit government guarantee on qualified mortgage-backed securities for single-family and multifamily loans, increased competition and

  • MBA CMF Newslink 9-5-19

    "Even though more Americans are employed, it is not translating into the pace of [office space] absorption it historically has."--Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 9-5-19

    "We've seen interest rates for Millennials drop consistently throughout 2019, but from April through June, the refinance market was essentially flat. In the months leading up to July, consumers believed that rates would continue to decrease, and they were correct. Now, Millennials are reaping the re

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 9-4-19

    "Many households are not tapping the equity in their homes, despite the significant rise in home equity since the Great Recession, wage growth and low unemployment."--Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 9-3-19

    "With anticipated increases in prepayment activity, we saw hits to servicing profitability resulting from mortgage servicing right markdowns and amortization. Nonetheless, the profitability on the production side of the business generally outweighed servicing losses."--MBA Vice President of Industry

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 9-3-19

    "The home-buying process is such a substantial financial event, and because most borrowers are confused about the ins and outs of the process, it's natural for them to lean on the wisdom of others. With so many lender and product choices and no easy way to sift through them, tapping a trusted friend

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-30-19

    "Taken together, these trends suggest that there may be a fundamental shift in the way that young households are approaching first-time home purchases, such as an increased willingness to purchase homes individually or with unmarried partners."--Jonathan Spader, co-author of a Harvard University stu

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-29-19

    "At minimum, it appears we're poised for a late-stage course adjustment. At the worst, continued economic turmoil will tip the scales downward for an already tenuous small-cap CRE market." --Boxwood Means Principal Randy Fuchs.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-29-19

    "With anticipated increases in prepayment activity, we saw hits to servicing profitability resulting from mortgage servicing right markdowns and amortization. Nonetheless, the profitability on the production side of the business generally outweighed servicing losses."--MBA Vice President of Industry

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-28-19

    "U.S. Treasury yields were volatile over the course of the week, as the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China continued to generate uncertainty among investors. Rates increased for the first time since the week of July 12, but were still 80 basis points lower than the beginning of the yea

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-27-19

    "Existing home sales make up approximately 90 percent of all home sales, which means existing homeowners must sell their homes in order for homes to be available for sale. Rising tenure length, therefore, means both fewer buyers and fewer homes on the market, keeping existing-home sales below potent

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-27-19

    "The decelerating [RevPar] growth, in conjunction with rising labor costs, should result in hotel values remaining generally stable through 2020. For the near term, hotel owners should assume value appreciation to come in the form of asset operating efficiencies and not necessarily from market growt

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-26-19

    "Sliding mortgage rates and builder discounts have led to an overall improving sales trend compared to last year's sluggish pace. Amid strengthening demand for more affordable homes, builders have discounted prices and shifted focus towards more entry-level construction."--Mark Vitner, senior econom

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-23-19

    "Shrewd homeowners are locking in lower interest rates, which has driven the spike in refinance activity in July. And with the Federal Reserve cutting rates further, we expect to see continued activity as homebuyers are able to stretch their dollar and enter the market."--Ellie Mae CEO Jonathan Corr

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-22-19

    "The fact that U.S. commercial real estate is a relatively liquid dollar-denominated asset with leases in place and income could put it in relatively good stead in the event of a recession."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-22-19

    "Falling long-term interest rates and sustained strength in commercial real estate markets lifted commercial and multifamily mortgage originations during the second quarter." --MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-21-19

    "The small moves in rates and refinancing are potentially signs that lenders may be approaching capacity constraints as they continue to deal with the largest wave of refinance activity in three years."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting.

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