Items Tagged with 'secondary'

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  • First-time homebuyers key to opening access to credit

    And why setting a homeownership rate goal doesn’t make sense
    Access to credit remains tight not only compared to the housing boom years but also compared to historical levels. At the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary conference in New York City, panelists at the Access to Credit session discussed how to safely open the credit box, and what some of the current hindrances are.
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  • Mortgage market quickly bounces back from latest hurricane season

    Government agencies prepare for round two
    Last year was a rough one for homeowners hit by a slew of natural disasters including hurricanes, flooding, and even wildfires. Now, months later, the mortgage market is recovering surprisingly well, according to a panel of experts from government agencies at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary conference.
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  • MBA: Lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1

    Refi market served as blanket for seasonality drops
    It’s no secret mortgage refinance volumes are falling, leaving lenders to make up for the loss through purchase mortgages. Profit margins are expected to go negative in the first quarter as the blanket that helped with seasonality drops is now being lifted.
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  • U.S. Treasury advocates for financial reform and digitalization

    Says if we don’t update, we’ll fall behind rest of world
    At the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary conference in New York City, the U.S. Department of the Treasury gave an update on the changes it is advocating for and seeing in the mortgage finance system. Here’s what Treasury Counselor to the Secretary Craig Phillips had to say about tax reform, regulatory relief and trade.
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  • Interest rates, falling production and policy weigh on mortgage industry

    Downbeat mood at MBA Secondary
    Depending on who you ask, talk of GSE reform is either all the rage or totally absent from the discussion at the MBA Secondary conference taking place right now in New York City. Here, in a HousingWire exclusive, Christopher Whalen discusses his view of the GSE reform discussion (or lack thereof) and other observations from the conference.
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