Tag Archives: Mortgage Bankers Association

DrTCJ Tweets May 22 2015 – June 18 2015

For those of you that do not Tweet – you should consider doing so. If you want to talk about effective bang for the buck, the 140 total characters, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little? It reminds me of Mark …Read more

Interest Rates No Place But Up: Installment #2

The premise of this blog is that residential lending rates are going to rise. The trigger is when Janet Yellen commences raising rates. The question is how much will they increase? Ted’s Forecast: When Janet Yellen announces that the Fed is going to increase rates, within six months the 30-year residential fixed-rate loan will increase …Read more

Updated December 2012 Residential Lending Forecast

So many of you responded to a blog last week on forecast residential lending forecasts by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), with the updated forecasts today from the MBA and Fannie Mae, attached are the latest tables, charts and the respective forecasts from December 2012. Since October 2011, the total …Read more

Convention Season and a Moment of Reflection

So, it is the time of year again. It is convention season, when all the big trade associations in our industry host their annual conventions. This is the time of year when companies reconsider their messaging and marketing approach to their customers. This exercise usually brings a bit of introspection, so I thought I would …Read more

Housing Markets Improving — As Are Lending Profits

Foreclosures dropped in July 2012 to 58,000 from 69,000 in July 2011 (and 62,000 in June 2012) according to CoreLogic. Half of all foreclosures were from five states: California, Florida, Michigan, Texas and Georgia. Homes tallied 1.3 million in some form of foreclosure (3.2 percent of all homes with a mortgage) compared to 1.5 million …Read more

Foreclosures Decline 24 Percent June 2012 Vs. June 2011 CoreLogic Reports. HARP Lending 18 Percent of Residential Lending Mix Per Freddie Mac

CoreLogic, a premier provider of real estate and consumer related data, just released the latest info on U.S. housing markets from a default perspective. Another report from Freddie Mac adds to this, as well as an excellent summary by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Key Findings from CoreLogic, Freddie Mac and the MBA include: 60,000 …Read more

MBA’s Q1 2012 Commercial Lending Summary

The Mortgage Bankers Association each quarter assembles a vast array of real estate, lending and economic data and makes these invaluable time series and research available at the click of a mouse. Did you know: • Q1 2012 multi-family vacancy rate was 4.9 percent, down from 6.2 percent in the prior year • Q1 2012 office vacancy …Read more