Items Tagged with 'Mortgage Bankers Association'


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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MBA: It’s another quiet week for mortgage applications

Mortgage rates fall across the board
Mortgage applications reported a very quiet week, echoing other industry reports. As for what did change, all mortgage interest rates on mortgage products declined. Here’s what the latest news from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey found.
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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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What's after HAMP? MBA proposes loan modification program

"One Mod: Principles for Post-HAMP Loan Modifications"
With the end of both the Home Affordable Modification Program and the Home Affordable Refinance Program getting close, the government is working to come up with new refinance options for borrowers. The latest program proposal comes from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The MBA's Task Force revealed a program proposal on Friday that is designed to be successor program to the Home Affordable Modification Program.
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MBA: New home sales surge in August

Reached highest level since survey started
August turned out to be a strong month for new home sales. According to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Applications Survey, new home sales surged to the highest level observed since the survey began in 2012.
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