#MBAServicing2020: For Servicing Industry, A Cautious Economic Outlook

ORLANDO—Low mortgage rates, improved home-building rates and a growing number of people aspiring to homeownership makes for an optimistic formula for the mortgage servicing industry, said Mortgage Bankers Association economists, despite some potential headwinds in the short term.

#MBAIMB20: Mortgage Market Outlook for IMBs

NEW ORLEANS—Last year at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference, the outlook for the economy and IMBs seemed a bit bleaker. “We thought we were going to be chased off the stage,” quipped MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh.

Zillow: Shrinking Homes, More Stable 2020 Housing Market

After “extraordinary” home value growth characterized by a strong housing market in 2017 and 2018, Zillow, Seattle, said 2020 should shake down more like 2019–with the market stabilizing near historic norms.

New MBA White Paper Analyzes Commercial Real Estate Market Trends, Outlook

The Mortgage Bankers Association this morning released a new white paper, Where From Here?, which examines current economic trends and commercial/multifamily real estate market conditions and summarizes recent comprehensive data–by property type and capital source–reported by MBA’s research team.