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  • 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.

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-20-19

    "A market can become highly competitive when buyers agree that home values will increase steeply in the future. If you believe home values will go up hundreds of thousands of dollars in the next five years, you will race to bid five or ten thousand dollars above asking price today. So, even though i

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-20-19

    "The unemployment rate remains quite low, but the national mortgage delinquency rate in the second quarter rose from both the first quarter and one year ago. The economy is slowing, and this poses the risk of further increases in delinquency rates."--Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Anal

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-19-19

    "The drop in housing starts in July was driven by a sharp 17 percent decline in multifamily starts, especially in the Northeast. Nationally, single-family starts were up for the month and the year."--MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-16-19

    MBA commends HUD for proposing these revisions to the annual lender certification and providing the opportunity for further stakeholder input. This is a vitally important step in HUD's efforts to create an environment in which lenders can operate with clarity and certainty regarding both FHA's requi

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-15-19

    "Signals continue to point to a disciplined office market that will perform well through year-end."--Transwestern Managing Director of Research Elizabeth Norton.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-15-19

    "The condominium market is a critical gateway to affordable homeownership, and MBA applauds the steps FHA has taken to increase borrowers' accessibility to quality housing. The new guidelines, many of which MBA advocated for, will create more financing options that will help first-time homebuyers an

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-14-19

    "The unemployment rate remains quite low, but the national mortgage delinquency rate in the second quarter rose from both the first quarter and one year ago. The economy is slowing, and this poses the risk of further increases in delinquency rates."--Marina Walsh, MBA Vice President of Industry Anal

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-13-19

    "As you recall, MBA opposed the inclusion of the language preference question in the URLA because of the customer relations issues the question would cause if lenders could not actually serve borrowers in their preferred language, and due to unresolved operational and legal questions raised by the l

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-13-19

    "Lower mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable, but not affordable enough for typical homebuyers contending these areas' sky-high home prices and taxes. The homebuyers who are heading out of town in search of affordability don't just want to save a few hundred dollars per month, they

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-12-19

    "A strong labor market and a persistent housing shortage have continued to fuel a robust rental market. As of June, multifamily completions outpaced the prior two years, but demand remains high in the majority of markets allowing them to absorb most of the new supply."--Freddie Mac Vice President of

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-9-19

    "As you recall, MBA opposed the inclusion of the language preference question in the URLA because of the customer relations issues the question would cause if lenders could not actually serve borrowers in their preferred language, and due to unresolved operational and legal questions raised by the l

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-8-19

    "Our survey of life company lenders indicates that all are actively quoting deals and most have robust pipelines. These lenders are quoting both fixed- and floating-rate deals, with LTVs up to 65 percent."--Brian Stoffers, CMB, Mortgage Bankers Association Chairman-Elect and Global President of Debt

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 8-8-19

    "Credit availability in July decreased overall, driven by declines in the conforming and government indices. Conditions tightened some for borrowers with high loan-to-value ratios and lower credit scores. One outlier was the Jumbo Index, which increased to its highest level since the inception of th

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 8-7-19

    "The Federal Reserve cut rates as expected last week, but the bigger influence on the financial markets was the beginning of a trade war with China. The result was a sharp drop in mortgage rates, which will likely draw many refinance borrowers into the market in the coming weeks."--MBA Chief Economi

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 8-6-19

    "The impact of climate change on the lives and pocketbooks of homeowners is closer than you think. For home buyers over the next few years, the impact of climate change will be felt within the span of their 30-year mortgage."--Skylar Olsen, Zillow director of economic research and outreach.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 8-6-19

    "S. 2155 was enacted to right-size regulations for community banks, mid-sized banks, regional banks and credit unions to expand access to capital. We have already started to see meaningful benefits from these laws...more can still be done to support the economic expansion."--From a July 30 letter si

  • MBA Newslink Monday 8-5-19

    "The consumer side of the economy looks healthy as job gains continue, prompting higher wages. However, there has been a hit to manufacturing from trade tensions, which has resulted in an economy that's reliant on one engine to sustain the expansion, and that's U.S. consumers."--Odeta Kushi, Deputy

  • MBA Newslink Friday 8-2-19

    "Susan [Stewart] is the epitome of an inspirational leader. She has a proven track record of success at SWBC Mortgage; is a trusted voice and a thought leader within MBA; and volunteers her time and capital to philanthropic causes, including MBA Opens Doors Foundation."--MBA President and CEO Robert

  • MBA CMF Newslink 8-1-19

    "The first quarter growth [in the Apartment Investment Market Index] was largely attributable to falling rates, but growth in net operating incomes and a marginally slower rate of property price growth were also factors."--Freddie Mac Vice President of Multifamily Research and Modeling Steve Guggenm

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