MBA Chart of the Week Mar. 11, 2022: MBA Weekly Applications Survey Purchase Loan Size

With increasing home prices, it is instructive to understand how home purchase mortgage origination amounts have increased. In this week’s MBA Chart of the Week, we examine how the loan size for fixed-rate 30-year purchase mortgage applications has changed since 2015 using MBA’s Weekly Applications Survey data.

Looking At Affordable Housing With Berkadia’s David Leopold

David Leopold, Senior Vice President and Head of Affordable Housing at Berkadia, manages all facets of Berkadia Affordable Housing, an integrated business that includes mortgage banking, investment and sales advisory services and tax credit syndication. He joined Berkadia in 2019 to lead integration of Berkadia’s Affordable Housing platform.

Looking At Affordable Housing With Berkadia’s David Leopold

David Leopold, Senior Vice President and Head of Affordable Housing at Berkadia, manages all facets of Berkadia Affordable Housing, an integrated business that includes mortgage banking, investment and sales advisory services and tax credit syndication. He joined Berkadia in 2019 to lead integration of Berkadia’s Affordable Housing platform.

Industry Briefs Mar. 1, 2022: Arch MI: Home Price Growth to Slow in 2022

Home sales, which increased more than 6% in 2021 to a 15-year high, will remain strong this year — supported by solid demographic trends and an expected increase in homes for sale, according to the winter edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review from Arch Mortgage Insurance Co., Greensboro, N.C.

FHFA Issues Final Rule Amending GSE Regulatory Capital Framework

The Federal Housing Finance Agency published a final rule that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework by refining the prescribed leverage buffer amount and risk-based capital treatment of retained credit risk transfer exposures for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Home Prices Finish Year at Highest Rate of Increase in 34 Years

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes finished 2021 with the single-highest rate of increase in 34 years of data-keeping. In a separate report, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said 2021 home prices rose by 17.5 percent.

FHFA Seeks Input on FY2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday asked for input on its Draft Strategic Plan, which outlines the Agency’s priorities for the coming years as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.