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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

MBA’s Berman Testifies on the Role of FHA, Ginnie Mae and RHS in the...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael D. Berman, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity at a hearing entitled "Legislative Proposals to Determine the Future Role of FHA, RHS and GNMA in the Single-and Multi-Family Mortgage Markets."

Significant Declines in 90+ Day Delinquencies and Foreclosures in Latest MBA National Delinquency Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.32 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the first quarter of 2011, an increase of seven basis points from the fourth quarter of 2010, and a decrease of 174 basis points from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. The non-seasonally adjusted delinquency rate decreased 117 basis points to 7.79 percent this quarter from 8.96 percent last quarter.

MBA Statement on Prototype Mortgage Disclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the statement below in response to the public release of new prototype mortgage disclosure forms required under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA).

Mortgage Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 7.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 13, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 7.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 7.1 percent compared with the previous week. The Refinance Index increased 13.2 percent from the previous week and is at its highest level since the week ending December 10, 2010. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index decreased 3.3 percent compared with the previous week and was 1.7 percent lower than the same week one year ago

Register Today for MBA’s 1st Quarter 2011 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Conference Call

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- WHAT: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 1st Quarter 2011 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Media Conference Call.Conducted quarterly since 1972, MBA's National Delinquency Survey covers more than 40 million loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties, representing more than 80 percent of all first-lien residential mortgage loans outstanding in the United States.

MBA’s Berman Reacts to Campbell/Peters GSE Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael D. Berman, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Representatives John Campbell (R-CA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) that would reform the secondary mortgage market.

MBA Releases White Paper and Testifies on the Future of Residential Mortgage Servicing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new white paper which provides background information and an environmental scan of the events leading up to the current foreclosure crisis and examines some of the myths surrounding servicer incentives in the loss mitigation process. The white paper is being released in conjunction with MBA's President & CEO David H. Stevens' testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development on "The Need for National Mortgage Servicing Standards."

BA’s Stevens Testifies on National Servicing Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs' Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development on "The Need for National Mortgage Servicing Standards."

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 8.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 6, 2011.

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers’ First Quarter 2011 Originations Increase 89 Percent Over First Quarter

Washington, DC - May 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- First quarter 2011 commercial and multifamily mortgage originations were 89 percent higher than during the same period last year and 25 percent lower than during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. The decrease from fourth quarter 2010 reflects the industry’s usual push to finalize deals before the end of the year, and subsequent drop-offs in first quarter numbers.

Latest MBA Weekly Survey Shows Increase in Mortgage Applications, Driven by Refinances

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 29, 2011.

MBA’s Stevens Announces Appointment of Marcia Davies to be Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the appointment of Marcia M. Davies as his Chief of Staff, effective immediately.

Remarks by David H. Stevens, MBA President and CEO

New York, NY - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- “Thank you. As the new president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 'National Secondary Market Conference.' Looking out over the audience, I recognize so many of you, and I cannot think of a better way to start my job at MBA than being here with you. I look forward to seeing you over the next several days and am interested in hearing your thoughts about the challenges we face. And, I want to publicly acknowledge our Chairman, Michael Berman. His leadership and passion have made such a difference. He has been working tirelessly traveling across the country to ensure the messages of this industry’s key issues are heard.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 5.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 22, 2011. There was no adjustment made for Good Friday.

Study Examines the Impact of Homebuyer Education and Counseling on Mortgage Performance

WASHINGTON, DC - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Potential homeowners who participate in prepurchase education and counseling programs may be more likely to pay their mortgages on time, although the evidence on this point is not consistent and compelling, according to a study released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The study also finds that those who participate in default counseling are more likely to have their loans modified.

MORTGAGE BANKERS’ COMMERCIAL/MULTIFAMILY ORIGINATIONS UP 44 PERCENT TO $118.8 BILLION IN 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commercial and multifamily mortgage origination volumes increased 44 percent in 2010 over the previous year, with mortgage bankers reporting $118.8 billion of closed commercial and multifamily loans, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2010 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance: Annual Origination Volume Summation.

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 5.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 15, 2011.

MBA Testifies on Implications and Consequences of the Proposed Rule on Risk Retention

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Henry V. Cunningham Jr., CMB, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) board member and chairman of the MBA Residential Board of Governors, testified today on behalf of MBA before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises at a hearing on, "Understanding the Implications and Consequences of the Proposed Rule on Risk Retention," providing the perspectives of both the commercial and residential real estate finance markets.

MBA Statement on Agreements Between Servicers and Federal Regulators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the statement below, following the announcement of agreements between the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve and the Office of Thrift Supervision and 14 large residential mortgage servicers.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 6.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2011.