Residential Remodeling Outlook: Slight Gains in 2020

National spending for improvements and repairs on owner-occupied homes is expected to rise “only modestly” this year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

MBA Chart of the Week: Factors Impacting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Buoyed by low interest rates, strong property markets and rising property values, commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms anticipate a solid year in 2020, according to MBA’s 2020 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.

MBA Chart of the Week: Factors Impacting Commercial Real Estate Finance

Buoyed by low interest rates, strong property markets and rising property values, commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms anticipate a solid year in 2020, according to MBA’s 2020 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.

MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Production Costs

MBA in late November released its Quarterly Performance Report for the third quarter. The total sample of 338 independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks earned an average pre-tax production profit of $1,924 on each loan they originated–a substantial year-over-year improvement from $480 per loan in third quarter 2018.

MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Production Costs

MBA in late November released its Quarterly Performance Report for the third quarter. The total sample of 338 independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks earned an average pre-tax production profit of $1,924 on each loan they originated–a substantial year-over-year improvement from $480 per loan in third quarter 2018.

MBA Chart of the Week: Average Loan Size to First-Time Home Buyers

On average, the size of a first-time home buyer’s mortgage was $231,974 in the first three quarters of 2018, based on loan acquisitions data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This represents a 4.2% increase over the average size of $223,000 for mortgages to first-time home buyers originated in 2017 and an acceleration from the 1.8% annual gain in 2016.