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  • SPECIAL EDITION MBA Newslink Friday 12-21-18

    "Access to affordable, sustainable housing is a necessity for all Americans, and as such, it requires a system of financing that is robust in all parts of the country, through all parts of the credit cycle. Legislative reforms of the Enterprises offer the best path to reach this desired end state."-

  • MBA CMF Newslink 12-20-18

    "Income [as opposed to property appreciation] is expected to account for $4 out of every $6 of total returns in 2018, $5 of every $6 of total returns in 2019 and for all of the positive contribution to returns in 2020. But even with some of the recent economic uncertainty, investors see commercial r

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 12-20-18

    "The Federal Reserve has changed its tune with respect to the future path of hikes for the federal funds rate. As highlighted in recent public remarks, Chairman Jerome Powell and the FOMC believe the fed funds rate is now quite close to the neutral level--the level which would keep the economy at fu

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 12-19-18

    "Despite mortgage rates falling across the board last week to their lowest levels in three months, mortgage applications also declined, as more potential borrowers likely stayed away because of ongoing financial market volatility and economic uncertainty."--Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 12-18-18

    "The Associations strongly support the Agencies' efforts to simplify the rules in order to reduce unnecessary complexity and eliminate provisions that create unnecessary burdens and hinder financial stability and economic growth," the letter said. "However, it is frustrating that the Proposal has no

  • MBA Newslink Monday 12-17-18

    "With a new Congress ready to take office in January 2019, ensuring HUD has the right leaders in place is a key consideration. Mr. Appleton will provide HUD with sound leadership that will enable the Department to move forward on important initiatives."--From an MBA/trade group letter to Senate lead

  • 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 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 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 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

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