Mortgage Bankers Association

GSE reform done right ensures a level playing field for all

07/03/17

From the largest banks to the smallest independents, policymakers want to hear the mortgage industry speak with one voice in the critical efforts to reform the government-sponsored enterprises.

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Four issues that could trip up Senate housing finance bill

06/29/17

Both parties appear interested in a deal on housing finance reform, but tough fights are ahead.

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First-time homebuyer market making comeback

06/02/17

For the first time in a decade, new owner households created in the first quarter were higher than the creation of renter households.

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Tariff on Canadian lumber adds to housing woes

06/01/17

A new tariff on Canadian lumber threatens to further disrupt homebuilding at a time when lenders are increasingly concerned about a purchase mortgage resurgence that has failed to materialize.

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Lawmakers push for tougher disclosures on energy loans

04/18/17

Lawmakers from both political parties are increasingly interested in forcing lenders that offer loans to upgrade home heating and cooling systems to issue better disclosures, a prospect that has some in the industry nervous.

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Can MBA jump-start housing finance reform?

01/31/17

The Mortgage Bankers Association is trying to jump-start discussions around housing finance reform even as political dysfunction on Capitol Hill is reaching new lows.

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There is plenty for banks to worry about in 2017

01/12/17

Any economic environment, including this one, has risks but it is unclear whether banks are sufficiently worried about what lies ahead.

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