Applications Rise in MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased modestly last week despite an uptick in mortgage interest rates, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 19.
The Mortgage Bankers Association, in a Nov. 23 letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, offered a series of recommendations to improve a proposed regulatory capital framework rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Rabbet, Austin, Texas, released its annual 2021 Construction Payments Report, which found general contractors and subcontractors estimate that the cost of floating payments for wages and invoices represents $136 billion in excess cost to the industry, a 36 percent increase from the cost reported in 2020.
The Federal Housing Agency reported Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sold nearly 131,000 non-performing loans with a total unpaid balance of $24.5 billion through June 30.
Redfin, Seattle, said median home price appreciation slowed again in October, but provided little relief for homebuyers who have seen double-digit price increases over the past two years.
MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, seeks participants for an initiative focused on standardizing pre-closing title document datasets to streamline the business process and improve efficiency.
Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda, arranged $160 million for a multifamily building in Yonkers, N.Y., and an undisclosed amount for a joint venture partnership.
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced members of its 2022 Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council. The Advisory Councils on affordable rental housing and affordable homeownership were formed in 2019 to provide important strategic and practical guidance to MBA’s CONVERGENCE Initiative, the association’s affordable housing effort.
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Tim Anderson is President of the eMortgage Division for Evolve Mortgage Services, where he is responsible for overseeing deployment of the company’s digital closing platform and developing strategic partner relationships.
David Harrison is Chief Operating Officer with Midland Loan Services, Overland Park, Kan. He has a broad background in commercial real estate, including capital markets, asset management, underwriting, workouts, business development and client relations.
Brian Hale, a mortgage industry executive with more than 40 years of experience, recently launched a new consultancy business, Mortgage Advisory Partners, Newport Coast, Calif.
Fitch Rating, New York, said global financial institutions’ credit ratings have been affected less severely by the pandemic than by the two previous crises this century.