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Items Tagged with 'MBA Secondary Market Conference'


  • MBA Secondary: The industry's appetite for non-QM is growing

    In a tough market, harder loans present new opportunities
    One thing that stood out at the MBA Secondary Marketing conference this year was the growing appetite for non-QM loans. It’s a tough market, and the easy loans where borrowers neatly line up with qualified mortgage standards are harder and harder to find. That’s one reason the non-QM market is predicted to grow by 400% over the next year.
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  • MBA Secondary: Can Fannie and Freddie help fix the housing shortage?

    Manufactured housing, construction products are on the agenda
    Desmond Smith, senior vice president and head of customer delivery at Fannie Mae, and Kevin Palmer, senior vice president of single-family credit risk transfer at Freddie Mac, outlined their agencies’ efforts to make the entire mortgage process simpler and easier. And that’s a good thing since the agencies facilitate the lion’s share — maybe even the elephant’s share — of the secondary mortgage market.
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  • MBA Secondary: Predicting the future of housing finance policy

    Will new FHA, FHFA leaders get to implement any changes before the next election?
    With several key housing appointments still vacant and uncertainty building around legislative direction after the upcoming mid-term elections, forecasting the future of housing finance is tricky. But a panel of eminent industry leaders gave it a try at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary Marketing conference on Monday.
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  • MBA announces special partnerships with Fannie Mae, other groups

    Agreements will provide new benefits for MBA members
    During his remarks at Monday’s first general session at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, David Stevens, the president and chief executive officer of the MBA, announced three new partnerships that he said are designed to provide new benefits for the members of the MBA.
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  • Fannie, Freddie, MBA economists predict interest rate hike in 2015

    Fannie Mae economist: Demand weakness is a bigger issue than tight credit
    During a high-level discussion about the outlook of the housing economy at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, economists from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA all predicted that the Federal Reserve will begin raising the Federal Funds Rate at some point this year, most likely in September, which will drive an increase in interest rates.
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  • MBA’s Stevens: Today’s housing policies fail American homeowners

    MBA president and CEO lays out how to fix broken system
    Addressing the packed Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, David Stevens, the president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, spoke with passion as he told the attendees of the MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference that today’s housing policies are “failing the American homeowner.”
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  • What to expect at MBA’s Secondary Market Conference

    Thousands of mortgage professionals set to descend on NYC
    Thousands of mortgage and secondary market professionals are set to descend on New York City this weekend as the industry gathers for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference 2015. Here's the full rundown.
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