The Week Ahead

Good morning and happy Monday! Welcome to another busy week in the mortgage and political worlds. It’s 46 days until Election Day—more on that below.

The Week Ahead

Post-Labor Day has special significance this year. Besides serving as the unofficial start of fall (the “official” start is Sept. 21), it also marks the beginning of the home stretch of a most “colorful” and exhausting 2020 election campaign.

The Week Ahead

Good morning and happy Monday! Tomorrow begins September, when we can look forward to football (maybe), pumpkin spice commercials (definitely) and the “traditional” start of the final stretch of the election cycle.

The Week Ahead–Aug. 17, 2020

Good morning! August is usually a quiet time in Washington—so quiet, that not too many years ago, MBA NewsLink would take a week-long break during the month and not miss a thing. That’s not the case these days.

The Week Ahead

Good morning! And welcome to another week of political uncertainty in what has certainly been the strangest year since…well, 2019.

The Week Ahead

Good morning! And congratulations—you’ve made it through another month of 2020! Only five more months to go! Just don’t open any unsolicited seed packets…

The Week Ahead

The Federal Open Market Committee holds its next Policy Meeting this Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29. While Fed-watchers don’t expect the FOMC to take action on the federal funds rate—it’s already at zero—they will, as usual, go over the Wednesday statement with a fine-toothed editing pencil to gain insight on other steps to boost an uncertain economy amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The Week Ahead

Here in Washington, Congress and the Administration face a critical two weeks—and a time crunch—if there is going to be any compromise/agreement on a new economic stimulus package before the current package expires on July 31.

The Week Ahead

The Mortgage Bankers Association releases several reports this week, starting with its weekly Forbearance and Call Volume Report this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET. Look for a special edition of MBA NewsLink today to give you the latest info. MBA also releases its monthly Builder Applications Survey on Tuesday, July 14 (tentative) and its Weekly Applications Survey this Wednesday, July 15.

The Week Ahead

Good morning—welcome back from the holiday weekend; and congratulations! You’ve made it halfway through 2020!