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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

Contact:

Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700

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MISMO® Seeks Input on New Standardized Loan Application Dataset

MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participants to collaborate on developing a standardized loan dataset that will correspond with the new Uniform Residential Loan
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MBA Presents PNC Bank with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced at its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo that PNC Bank has been awarded
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MBA Releases 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes (as of December 31, 2018) here today at the 2019
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Tallman Johnson Joins MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Tallman Johnson has joined MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for advocating
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Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in January

Mortgage credit availability increased in January according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey
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MBA’s Broeksmit Statement on U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Crapo’s Housing Finance Reform Principles

Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement in response to today's release of principles for housing finance reform by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID)
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 3.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending
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MBA Publishes Primer on Evolving Issues for LIBOR Transition Affecting Commercial Real Estate Finance

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a primer designed to provide members and the commercial real estate finance industry with an introduction to potential transition
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MBA Board of Directors Rallies to Support Opens Doors Foundation in 2018

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received more than $1.13 million in donations in 2018 from members and member companies of the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA)
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier,  according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week
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Eddy Perez, CMB, Appointed Chairman of MORPAC for 2019-2020

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced that Eduardo "Eddy" Perez, CMB, President of Equity Prime Mortgage, LLC, has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) for the 2019-2020 election cycle.
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Alden Knowlton Promoted to Associate Vice President of Political Affairs

Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced that Alden Knowlton has earned the promotion to Associate Vice President for Political Affairs within the association's Legislative and Political Affairs team, effective immediately.
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December New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 6.1 Percent

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for December 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 6.1 percent from a year ago. Compared to November 2018, applications decreased by 13 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns
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Fears of housing downturn may have been overblown

The housing market is flashing signs of a bounce back in 2019. Home sales slowed last year as interest rates rose, and home values, which had risen for years, appeared to peak in many parts of the country. The government-backed mortgage financing
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Bill Packer of American Financial Resources Named New MBA Chair of RESTECH

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Bill Packer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR), is the new chairman of its Residential Technology Forum (RESTECH).
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2019 CREF Outlook Survey: Majority of Firms Expect Originations to Increase

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators expect 2019 to be another strong year in lending activity, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.
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Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of lower rates

Mortgage application volume rose 13.5 percent last week, compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. That is its highest level since February and came after a 23 percent jump
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U.S. mortgage applications climb to 11-month high: MBA

The number of U.S. consumers who applied for loans to buy a home and to refinance one rose to an 11-month high last week, signaling that the recent drop in interest rates is reviving housing activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday.
FoxBusiness

US mortgage applications up as interest rates hold steady

Mortgage applications increased 13.5 percent in the week ended Friday – its highest level since February 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. On an unadjusted basis, the association’s Market Composite Index increased 45 percent

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MBA Announces $2 Million Investment in MISMO

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today a $2 million investment in MISMO®, the Mortgage Industry's Standards Organization. The announcement was made by Chris George, MBA's 2019 Chairman and Founder

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Mortgage applications surge 13.5% as borrowers rush to take advantage of...

Mortgage application volume rose 13.5 percent last week, compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. That is its highest level since February and came after a 23 percent jump