The Week Ahead—Dec. 21, 2020

With Christmas—and the Christmas holiday break—just days away, the situation in Washington is, as usual, as chaotic as it could be. As of this writing, House and Senate negotiators are STILL working on a substantial $900 billion-plus coronavirus relief bill, which is keeping the 116th Congress from formally adjourning. And there’s still the defense appropriations bill, which triggered yet another government shutdown on Friday.

The Week Ahead—Dec. 14, 2020

We’re almost upon the holiday break—which is often the busiest time of the year here in Washington, as Congress attempts to wrap up its business and get out of town and the Mortgage Bankers Association wraps up its calendar-year activities.

The Week Ahead—Dec. 7, 2020

The MBA virtual Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2020 is ready to go, taking place online this Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 10. The conference brings together leading authorities in real estate finance to share critical business intelligence, insights and best practices on evolving accounting, regulatory and financial management issues.

The Week Ahead—Nov. 30, 2020

Good morning, happy Monday and welcome back. We hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. We’ve got one more month in 2020, so let’s get to it and get it done.

The Week Ahead—Nov. 23, 2020

Good morning and happy Monday! Congratulations—you’ve almost made it to Thanksgiving—which, considering how this year has gone, is worth giving thanks indeed.

The Week Ahead—Nov. 16, 2020

Good morning and happy Monday! It’s that “in-between period” here in Washington—in-between holidays (Veterans Day and Thanksgiving), in-between autumn and winter; and in-between Administrations (we think).

The Week Ahead—Nov. 9, 2020

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference gets underway today and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The Week Ahead

It’s been one of those years…but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tomorrow is Election Day, the culmination of a most unusual (and nasty) election campaign with the presidency, 35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats (plus territories) up for grabs.

The Week Ahead

We are eight days away from what many analysts are calling the most important election in recent U.S. history. It’s been a long campaign (too long, some say) but so much is at stake: the presidency, all 435 House seats (plus territories) and 35 Senate seats are in play.

The Week Ahead

Good morning and happy Monday! Welcome to the week that Mortgage Bankers Association employees have been waiting for all year: the MBA first-ever virtual Annual Convention & Expo kicks off later this morning via MBA LIVE and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 21.