Items Tagged with 'MBA'


Top industry voices submit final comments on looming TRID changes

Time to sit back and wait
The industry’s last chance to change the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule just closed. On Tuesday, the door shut on the ability for the industry to comment on the bureau’s proposed updated to the new rule. Now the industry can only sit back and wait.
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MBA: Mortgage applications post another quiet week

Includes adjustment for Columbus Day holiday
Mortgage applications continue to post lackluster results, with this week’s report from the Mortgage Bankers Association no different. As far as mortgage rates go, the average contract interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances increased to its highest level since June 2016.
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MBA takes focus on women in real estate finance to the next level

"We struck a nerve and need that's out there"
Women in real estate finance, a small but steadily growing group, now have a place online to go to strengthen their network and exchange ideas and information about the industry, answering increasing calls for such a platform within the market. What started out informally is turning into a full-fledged, formal initiative from the MBA. And just in time for MBA Annual in Boston next week.
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MBA: Mortgage applications reverse course, decrease

Most interest rates rise to highest level since September 2016
The latest decline in mortgage applications is a change from the meager shifts reported over the past two weeks. However, the drop is still in the single digits. The main driver behind the drop: declines in refinance applications.
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MBA: Mortgage applications record slight increase

30-year, fixed-rate mortgage falls to lowest level since July
While it may be small, mortgage applications ticked up 2.9% from one week earlier. Most notably in the latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s report, the average contract interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances dropped to the lowest level since July 2016.
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EXCLUSIVE: STRATMOR explains increase in mergers and acquisitions

Sellers leave mortgage industry due to personal exit strategies
Recently, the Mortgage Bankers Association talked about how mergers and acquisitions are heating up, however STRATMOR, which has an active M&A practice with a focus on midsize Independent mortgage banks, is quick to add that they wouldn't characterise the markets as getting hot. Well, not just yet, anyway.
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