The Mortgage Bankers Association recently created two Affordable Advisory Councils, dedicated to supporting CONVERGENCE, the MBA Affordable Housing Initiative. These Councils are currently led by four senior executives: Christine Chandler (M&T Realty Capital Corp.), Tony Love (Bellwether Affordable Housing Group), Anthony Weekly (Truist Bank) and David Battany (Guild Mortgage).
The Mortgage Bankers Association weighed in to oppose a proposed New York tax and recording requirement for mezzanine debt and preferred equity and to support like-kind exchanges.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it handled 542,300 consumer complaints in 2020—a nearly 54% increase from 352,400 complaints handled in 2019. But mortgage complaints represented just 5 percent of the total.
Among the many housing reports that came across our desk this week: Genworth Mortgage Insurance said 2020 was the "best year on record" for first-time home buyers; Radian said February home prices accelerated; Black Knight reported mortgage delinquencies rose for the first time in nine months; and Redfin said the home-buying process is becoming a headache for many consumers.
Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $3,738 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter down from a reported gain of $5,535 per loan in the third quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.