Applications Increase for 2nd Straight Week in MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications rose for the second straight week—but so did interest rates, which reached a nine-month high, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 22.
The Mortgage Bankers Association this week sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, offering recommendation to improve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s efforts to address long-standing challenges related to housing equity and the racial homeownership gap.
New home sales jumped by 14 percent in September, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, showing no signs of the traditional fall slowdown.
Reports from S&P Dow Jones Indices, New York, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency show home prices across the U.S. continued to appreciate at double-digit percentage rates.
Sun Belt multifamily markets including Las Vegas, Dallas and Miami are particularly well positioned for the year ahead, said a new report from Arbor Realty Trust and Chandan Economics.
FormFree® is a fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek® and Passport™ are building a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by encouraging lenders to view borrower ability to pay (ATP) more holistically.
JLL, Chicago, arranged $450 million to refinance the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii.
It’s not often the mortgage industry plays coy when it comes to certain topics, but currently, there are rumblings about the T-word – tapering. There's a couple of misconceptions about tapering and what that might mean, especially for mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. Let’s clear those up.
Many would agree that commercial real estate has not had a classic economic downturn since the Great Recession. That is important to consider in business planning generally, and specifically as apartment rents increase across the country.
Paul Fiorilla is Director of Research at Yardi Matrix. His research covers all facets of commercial real estate and he recently published a report highlighting different environmental risk levels across metro areas in the U.S. MBA Newslink interviewed him about the implications of recent environmental, social and governance trends.
The challenges of the executing against traditional business prescriptions are many—at a minimum due to changes in strategy, personnel, convention, ecosystems, innovations, and cloud (maturity). The accepted top-down agenda setting management theory of academics and consultants constructed in silos of efficiency are being called into question.
Chris Meade is Vice President of Client Relations of LenderClose, a fintech engaged in providing technology platforms to home equity and real estate lenders. With more than 10 years of experience in the technology industry, he seeks to build and enrich client relationships with a personable and user-centric approach.