The Lede

Top National News

Government Applications Drive Big Increase in Mortgage Apps
Housing Wire, Oct. 21, 2015--Garrison, TreyMortgage applications increased 11.8% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Oct. 16, 2015.
Full Story
Cheap-Money Fed Ignored Rate-Hike Advice from 8 of 12 U.S. Regions
Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 21, 2015--DiStefano, JosephTop Federal Reserve officials are "fractured" by their "growing split" on what to do about U.S. interest-rate targets, with most regional Feds joining as hawks who seek to boost the cost of money against cheap-money advocates in Wall Street and Washington, a former Fed research economist said.
Full Story
Opinion: Is The US Headed for Negative Interest Rates?
CNBC, Oct. 21, 2015--Insana, Ron Most of us have trouble conceptualizing negative numbers when we first face them in middle school. But in the adult world, negative numbers are becoming an increasingly normal part of the equation when it comes to interest rates.
Full Story
Bank of Canada Holds Rate Steady; Cuts Growth Outlook
Bloomberg, Oct. 21, 2015The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate unchanged and said falling energy investment will hobble the economic recovery through next year.
Full Story
Wells Fargo Laying Off 132 in Charlotte Area
Charlotte Observer, Oct. 21, 2015--Roberts, DeonWells Fargo said Wednesday it is laying off 132 employees in the Charlotte metropolitan area, the latest example of the lender cutting its mortgage operation.
Full Story
Four Ways the Tech Boom Has Changed NYC’s Real Estate Landscape
Huffington Post, Oct. 21, 2015--Susman, AronWhether you see the rapid growth of tech startups as a boom or a bubble, tech activity is higher than it's been since 2000 and has impacted the economies and landscapes of cities around the world. Here are four ways that tech companies are affecting NYC's real estate landscape.
Full Story
Mortgage Bankers, Vendors Tired But A Little More Happy At 2015 MBA Annual
Mortgage Orb, Oct. 21, 2015--Barnard, Patrick I just returned from the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2015 Annual Convention and Expo held in San Diego and I must say this year's conference was the best of the three I've attended.
Full Story
Is the Credit Box Finally Showing Signs of Opening Up?
HousingWire, Oct. 21, 2015--Lane, Ben Over the last 18 months, the federal government and the enterprises that it sponsors have taken several significant steps in an effort to open up the credit box and ensure more lending is done to more people. Now, a new report from Ellie Mae suggests that those efforts may finally be taking hold.
Full Story
Is the Mortgage Industry Entering a New Era of Partnershp?
HousingWire, Oct. 21, 2015--Bell, Michael; Liss, Elliot The run up to the Oct. 3 "live" date for TRID could be a case study in client-vendor relations in the mortgage industry.
Full Story
CFPB ‘Disturbed’ By Some Vendors Lack Of Preparedness On TRID
Mortgage Orb, Oct. 22, 2015--Barnard, Patrick In a speech during the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2015 Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray said regulators should perhaps be paying more attention to the impact vendor errors can have on lender's ability to comply with new regulations.
Full Story

Residential Finance News

Commercial/Multifamily News

MBA News

MISMO Seeks Nominations for Standards Governance Committee
MISMO seeks qualified nominations for its Standards Governance Committees for two-year terms beginning in January. The nominations deadline is Friday, Oct. 30.
Full Story