So, if 2020 was one of the strangest years on record, is 2021 the “hold my beer” year? Mortgage Bankers Association President & CEO says the real estate finance industry is facing a “very different landscape” fraught with potential difficulties.
During the final months of the Trump Administration, the Federal Housing Finance Agency implemented product caps on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through their Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements—a move that the Mortgage Bankers Association called “disruptive” for many of its members.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey showed little movement from the previous week. MBA said loans now in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point to 4.49% of servicers’ portfolio volume as of Apr 18 from 4.50% the prior week. MBA estimates 2.25 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
A little more than a month ago, Rep. Maria Fudge, D-Ohio, voted “yes” to approve the American Rescue Plan, a nearly $2 trillion initiative by the Biden Administration to support the economy. Now, as HUD Secretary, it’s her job to put key provisions of the legislation into action.