MBA: Mortgage Delinquencies Increase in the Fourth Quarter of 2023

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.88% of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2023, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Delinquency Survey.

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 0.33% in August

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 0.39% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 0.33% as of August 31, 2023. According to MBA’s estimate, 165,000 homeowners are in forbearance plans. Mortgage servicers have provided forbearance to approximately 7.92 million borrowers since March 2020.

MBA White Paper Measures the Impact of Loan Sizes on Profitability Through Mortgage Cycles

The conventional wisdom is that originating and servicing higher balance loans means higher profits. However, according to a new white paper by the Mortgage Bankers Association titled, How do Mortgage Revenues, Costs and Profitability Vary by Loan Balance? An Analysis Using Benchmarking Data, the relationship between loan balance and profitability is more nuanced and may change over the course of market cycles.

MBA Chart of the Week: HELOC and Home Equity Loan Commitment Volume

Dollar volume of open-end home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) and closed-end home equity loans originated in 2022 increased 50 percent compared to 2020, driven by home renovation or remodeling, according to MBA’s latest Home Equity Lending Study. This week’s Chart of the Week explores the known reasons that borrowers take out a HELOC or home equity loan, according to participants in our study.

MBA: IMBs Report Net Production Losses in the Second Quarter

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a pre-tax net loss of $534 on each loan they originated in the second quarter, an improvement from the reported loss of $1,972 per loan in the first quarter of 2023, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.

MBA: Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 0.39% in July

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 5 basis points from 0.44% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 0.39% as of July 31.