MBA’s Michael Fratantoni Provides Market Outlook, Notes ‘It’s Not 2008’

WASHINGTON–The industry has plentiful challenges, but is in a very different spot than during the Great Recession, said Michael Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, here at the National Advocacy Conference.

MBA Economists: Outlook Strong for Originations, Servicing

ORLANDO—Despite another potentially economy-altering event this week—this time, the Russian invasion of Ukraine—Mortgage Bankers Association economists said the current picture for mortgage originators and servicers remains upbeat.

A More Challenging Economic Environment for IMBs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The nation’s economy—and just as importantly, the housing market—are as challenging and as opportunistic in any time in history, according to Mortgage Bankers Association economists.