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  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-18-19

    "We are continuing to see a downward trend with overall foreclosure activity, especially in completed foreclosures declining year after year." --Todd Teta, chief product officer with ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif.

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-17-19

    "All parties fully understand the important role the FHA program plays in helping middle-class Americans access home financing, and this resolution allows the parties to move ahead together with that mission and to ensure their future relationship."--Retired Judge Gerald E. Rosen, who mediated a dis

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-14-19

    "To tackle the housing affordability crisis, we need public-private partnerships to help bring the price point down to create more affordable housing, more supply overall to address the critical housing shortage, including by reducing the regulatory cost of building a home and an increase in direct

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-13-19

    "The amount of mortgage debt backed by commercial and multifamily income-producing properties continues to grow at a strong pace, with three of the four major capital sources, banks, life companies and the GSEs/FHA, growing their holdings by more than one percent during the first quarter."--MBA Vice

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-13-19

    "The lack of affordable housing is presenting significant challenges to families across the country. We need to explore how the lending community can better partner with public, private and non-profit stakeholders to ensure more Americans have access to homes they can afford.As the trade association

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-11-19

    "Government credit supply continues to decline since peaking in 2017, as there are fewer streamlined refinance programs being offered."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 6-12-19

    "Mortgage rates for all loan types fell by a sizeable margin for the second straight week, pulled down by trade tensions with China and Mexico, the financial markets reacting to more bearish communication from several Fed officials and weaker than expected hiring in May. Despite the less positive ou

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-11-19

    "Independent mortgage bankers experienced improvements in the first three months of the year. This was a welcoming sign following a very difficult end of 2018, in which profitability reached its lowest level since our survey's inception in 2008."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-10-19

    "Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies remain at or near record lows for most capital sources, and it's hard to imagine loans performing better than they currently do."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-7-19

    "As the industry moves closer to a potential sunset of LIBOR, MBA is taking the lead to help its members communicate to consumers how the switch to a new index would affect them if they choose a LIBOR-indexed adjustable-rate mortgage product. The disclosure template is one of the many ongoing steps

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-6-19

    "Independent mortgage bankers experienced improvements in the first three months of the year. This was a welcoming sign following a very difficult end of 2018, in which profitability reached its lowest level since our survey's inception in 2008."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-6-19

    "The vast majority of commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders report they are working on the transition away from LIBOR, but the devil is in the details."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-4-19

    "The vast majority of commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders report they are working on the transition away from LIBOR, but the devil is in the details. Most firms are already taking some steps, including changing language in loan documents, but they also report relying on regulators and indust

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-4-19

    "It is time for Congress as a whole, to speak up and demand that their colleagues allow for the NFIP to be extended prior to a lapse. The millions of homeowners, renters, small businesses, builders, real estate and insurance agents, lenders and taxpayers deserve nothing less."--From an MBA/trade gro

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-3-19

    "Digital platforms are speeding up mortgage processing on the front and back ends. When borrowers leverage online platforms for providing documents and completing necessary forms, we have found it reduces information intake time by more than 60 percent on average."--Rick Bechtel, Head of U.S. Reside

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-31-19

    "It is time for Congress as a whole, to speak up and demand that their colleagues allow for the NFIP to be extended prior to a lapse. The millions of homeowners, renters, small businesses, builders, real estate and insurance agents, lenders and taxpayers deserve nothing less."--From an MBA/trade gro

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-30-19

    "People are choosing from many different paths and reaching common life milestones at a wider age span than before, changing when they decide to purchase a home." --Sherry Graziano, mortgage transformation officer with SunTrust, Atlanta.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-30-19

    "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, combined with strong housing demand, have contributed to increasing rents across the country."--CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-29-19

    "If the way you look and sound contradicts what you say, then people will not believe you. You have to display confidence, even when you don't feel it. 'Be yourself' is the worst possible advice someone can give."--Executive speech coach and media trainer Ruth Sherman, speaking at the mPower Luncheo

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-28-19

    "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, combined with strong housing demand, have contributed to increasing rents across the country."--CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-28-19

    "Our ultimate goal is to be fair," he said. "We'll continue to hold lenders accountable...but we also want to encourage borrowers to look to FHA. We believe these adjustments will improve our risk management and better evaluate risk at the margin, so lenders can participate with more confidence."--F

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-24-19

    "The appropriations bill is critical to providing FHA with resources, both in staffing and systems upgrades, it requires to maintain its important, countercyclical role as a government-backed mortgage insurer."--MBA Senior Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Bill Killmer, on a Fiscal

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-22-19

    "You have to be open to disruption. Because you are going to be disrupted, and you're probably going to be disrupted from somewhere else."--Economist Mohamed El-Erian.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-23-19

    "When I think about what's likely to happen, I come back to the idea of a 'plateau.' Coming off a record year of originations, I don't see much pulling those numbers down, and I also don't see much pushing those numbers much higher, so we generally see a plateau for originations for the next few yea

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-23-19

    "We should not be having a discussion over whether private capital is going to come back--private capital is back. We're here; we're making purchases; we're making investments. The market is not going to suddenly one day see a trillion-dollar investment. It's coming back slowly, and it should come b

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