The Week Ahead, Apr. 4, 2022: 6 Things to Know

Good morning and happy Monday! Here’s what’s happening in the real estate finance world this week:

First, the MBA Tech Solutions Conference & Expo. The biggest mortgage technology conference of the year is less than one away, taking place Apr. 11-14 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Take the pulse of the industry and where it’s headed so you can keep up. Take knowledge and solutions back home with you to keep your company in the game. Meet with experts from top companies in THE INNOVATION HUB to find the solutions you need to respond to change and drive your business forward. Get unrivaled access to thought leaders and a front-row seat to today’s top fintech and industry providers as they present 20+ live demos during the Tech Showcase.

MBA NewsLink will be on hand in Las Vegas to provide on-site coverage, for those of you who cannot attend.

For more information and to register, visit the Conference website.

Second, the All-New On Friday, MBA launched its new, improved website, Improvements include:

•           New navigation created with input from you, our members

•           Significantly refined and reduced content, to improve searchability, browsing and overall experience

•           Improved search and filtering capabilities across the site – to help members find exactly what they are looking for, quickly

•           Additional areas to highlight key programs of focus that call attention to what a member is looking for, as well as what they might not know they need

Experience the all-new now.

Third, MBA Reports. The MBA Weekly Applications Survey comes out this Wednesday (8:00 a.m. ET), with commentary and analysis from MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan. With interest rates approaching 5 percent, Wednesday’s report is a must-read.

Also this Thursday, Apr. 7, MBA releases its monthly Mortgage Credit Availability Index, with analysis and commentary from Kan.

Fourth, Other Housing/Economic Reports. Here’s what else is happening this week with housing/economic reports; those that MBA NewsLink will cover are in boldface:

Monday: Manufacturing, Shipments and Orders

Tuesday: CoreLogic Home Price Index; Trade Balance; ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

Wednesday: MBA Weekly Applications Survey

Thursday: MBA Mortgage Credit Availability Index; Initial Claims

Friday: Wholesale Trade

Fifth, Congress. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits the House Financial Services Committee this Wednesday, Apr. 6, to deliver the Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System.

The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in Rayburn House Office Building room 2128 and can be accessed online here.

Also this week, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on An Enduring Legacy: The Role of Financial Institutions in the Horrors of Slavery and the Need for Atonement. The hearing takes place Tuesday, Apr. 5 at 2:00 p.m. ET in 2128 Rayburn and can be accessed online here.

On the Senate side, the Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on Wednesday, Apr. 6 to consider two Treasury Department nominees: Ventris Gibson to be Director of the U.S. Mint; and Paul Rosen as Assistant Secretary for Investment Security.

The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in Dirksen Senate Office Building room 538 and can be accessed online here.

For more information about the House and Senate, visit and, respectively. For more information about upcoming hearings in the Senate Banking Committee, click For more information about upcoming hearings in the House Financial Services Committee, click

Sixth, Upcoming MBA Conferences. Here is a list of upcoming MBA conferences:

·          Apr 11 – 14, 2022— Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2022

The Bellagio Las Vegas

·          Apr 25 – 26, 2022— State and Local Workshop 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          Apr 26 – 27, 2022— National Advocacy Conference 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Secondary and Capital Markets Conference and Expo 2022

Marriott Marquis New York

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Housing Servicing and Technology Conference

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

·          May 22 – 25, 2022— Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2022

Intercontinental Miami

For more information, click the links above or visit

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

Enjoy the week!