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Items Tagged with 'MBA'


MBA: Here’s the trend for purchase applications by loan size

Affordable and 1st-time apps decline; big growth for mid-to-jumbo borrowers
Trey Garrison
Modest-size mortgage applications shrink even as mid-level and jumbo applications have seen growth in the first quarter of 2015.
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Mortgage applications tick up in latest MBA survey

Purchase applications rise for 4th time in 5 weeks
Trey Garrison
Purchase applications increased for the fourth time in five weeks as we proceed further into the spring home buying season, but refis are lagging. Here's what's happening.
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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Survey says: Mortgage lenders woefully underprepared for TILA-RESPA

Mortgage origination costs set to increase
Jacob Gaffney
Capsilon Corp. polled more than 100 executives from leading mortgage lenders, and revealed that four out of five of the respondents believe that their mortgagee origination costs will jump once TILA-RESPA comes into force.
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Mortgage applications down 2.3% led by drop in purchases

Refinancing also declined slightly
Trey Garrison
It’s been a weak time for mortgage applications despite news last week from MBA that new home purchases were up 17% in March. Here’s what happened.
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MBA adds Bradley Padratzik as director of member engagement

Tasked with recruiting and retaining new MBA members
Ben Lane
In this role, Padratzik will support the sales and member engagement activities of MBA, “ensuring deeper engagement with existing and new members through both volunteer activities and purchases of MBA products and services,” the MBA said.
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Mortgage Choice Act goes to House floor today

Bill would ease regulatory burden on mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
A bill that mortgage lenders and housing advocates say is critical to the industry goes to the floor of the House of Representatives today. Does it go far enough, and will it make it past opponents who warn of a return to the days of high risk?
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MBA: Job creation problem lies at nexus of hirings, opening and quits

Employers having trouble finding the right skills
Trey Garrison
Over the last year, both job openings and the rate at which individuals voluntarily quit their job have been increasing at a faster rate than firms can hire. Here’s what that means for the economy as a whole.
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MBA's Stevens: Time for a clarification on Fannie, Freddie reform

Protecting GSE role in housing supersedes profit-focused shareholders
David Stevens
Right now, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are providing liquidity in the secondary market for residential mortgage in the absence of private capital. The unbalanced dependence here puts the entire system on untenable ground and presents enormous risks to taxpayers.
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MBA: New home purchases jump 17% in March

The trend continues
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 17% relative to the previous month. And this positive trend is predicted to continue into the spring homebuying season.
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