Forecasts and Commentary

The market environment changes frequently. MBA provides current economic data that factors into industry business decisions on a daily basis. Past data is provided to better understand and analyze different trends and changes in the industry, past and present. This section features valuable information for real estate finance professionals, provided by our highly regarded MBA economists.

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MBA Economic Forecast

MBA's forecast of key indicators of economic health such as GDP, consumer spending, employment and interest rates. See all.

MBA Mortgage Finance Forecast
MBA's mortgage originations forecast, along with estimates of major housing market indicators such as housing starts, home sales, home prices and mortgage rates. See all.

MBA Monthly Commentary

Each month MBA economists provide commentary on the current mortgage finance and economic climates, plus insights into how these trends and conditions affect mortgage markets. Commentary is usually released in the middle of the month. See all.


MBA Quarterly Origination Estimates
Historical record of single-family, one- to four-unit loan origination estimates. 

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