The Week Ahead—Apr. 5, 2021

Good morning! Spring break’s over—back to work!

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Spring Summit is less than three weeks away. Four conferences in one – designed for the timesMBA’s all-new Spring Conference & Expo: Independent Mortgage Banks, Secondary Markets, Servicing and Technology is your opportunity to get everything you look forward to at your favorite MBA event, plus even more content and connections.

Offered via MBA LIVE, an interactive virtual conference experience, this epic event allows you to hear from an unparalleled lineup of speakers on the Main Stage, dive deep into your specialty area and explore others, chat live with peers across the entire residential real estate finance industry and find innovative solutions from exhibitors in the virtual HUB.

Keynote speakers include HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge; business legend Gary Cohn; football player/coach Herman Edwards; and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, as well as keynote addresses by MBA President & CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, and MBA Chair Susan Stewart.

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MBA this week releases its weekly Forbearance & Call Volume Survey this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET; and its Weekly Applications Survey on Wednesday, Apr. 7 (7:00 a.m. ET).

Also this week: MBA member Sales Boomerang holds a webinar on Thursday, Apr. 8 on How EPM Uses Sales Boomerang to Become the Lender Their Borrower Never Forgets. The webinar is free and begins at 2:00 p.m. ET. Speakers include Eddy Perez, CMB, CEO of Equity Prime Mortgage; Alex Kutsishin, CEO of Sales Boomerang; and Jim Park, Executive Chairman of TMC.

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Also this week: “Understanding Racial Bias in Appraisal and the Impact of Technology,” a free webinar presented by Reggora and NAMMBA, open to interested lenders and servicers. Reggora CEO Brian Zitin will interview Jillian White, SRA, head of collateral at about racial bias in the appraisal process, how that could materialize and how technology can make an impact.

The webinar takes placeThursday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT

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Capitol Hill remains quiet this week; the House and Senate are both in recess. The House does not return to Washington until Apr. 13; the Senate returns on Apr. 12.

Here are this week’s economic events/reports of interest:

Monday, Apr. 5: MBA Weekly Forbearance & Call Volume Survey; Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Index; Manufacturing, Shipments & Orders

Tuesday, Apr. 6: Corelogic Home Price Index

Wednesday, Apr. 7: MBA Weekly Applications Survey; JOLTS (Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey)

Thursday, Apr. 8: Initial Claims

Friday, Apr. 9: Wholesale Trade

For information about upcoming MBA conferences, click here. Launched this spring, MBA LIVE brings you dynamic keynotes and informative panel discussions you’ve come to rely on from MBA. We’ll be adding even more opportunities to engage with speakers, industry colleagues, and the many vendors and service providers that help keep your business moving forward. Visit for the latest information on these events.

For the latest on how the coronavirus is affecting our industry, our health and our economy, visit the MBA Coronavirus Resource Center. And you can also visit the newly created members-only online network, MBA’s COVID-19 Residential Policy Community, at #MBAWorkingForYou #MBACOVIDUpdates

For the most up-to-date information regarding legislative activity at the state and local level, visit the MBA State Legislative Database here.

For information about MBA Education events, visit  

For information about the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), visit