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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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 Mortgage applications decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 12, 2019.
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Kristy Fercho of Flagstar Bank Nominated to be 2020 MBA Vice Chairman

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Kristy Fercho, Executive Vice President, President of Mortgage at Flagstar Bank, has been nominated to serve as MBA's Vice Chairman for the 2020 membership year.
MBA

June New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 17.9 Percent Year over Year

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for June 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17.9 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2019, applications decreased by 14 percent.
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MBA Promotes Lisa Haynes to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Diversity...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the promotion of Lisa J. Haynes, CPA, MBA, to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
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Dan Fichtler Promoted to Associate Vice President of Housing Finance Policy

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the promotion of Dan Fichtler to Associate Vice President of Housing Finance Policy within the association's Residential Policy and Member Engagement team, effective immediately

New CRL Report Outlines Two Proposals to Replace the GSE QM Patch

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The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) released A Smarter Qualified Mortgage Can Benefit Borrowers, Taxpayers, and the Economy, a report urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to take timely steps to ensure widespread access to safe and sustainable loans.
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MBA Releases Q1 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) first quarter of 2019 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook is now available. "Low interest rates and strong property values continue to make commercial real estate an attractive market
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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 21, 2019.
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MBA Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Housing Affordability

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Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding President Trump's Executive Order on Housing Affordability
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MBA Expands Path to Diversity Scholarship Program Eligibility to Select Conferences

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that scholarships awarded under its popular Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program 
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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Mortgage applications decreased 3.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Record $7.14 Trillion

National
Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 2.7 percent or $104 billion in the first quarter to a record $7.14 trillion from Q4 2018, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today

Why Home Equity Lines of Credit are Better than Reverse Mortgages

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Home equity lines of credit and reverse mortgages have many similar features. Overall, however, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) offers a more versatile and advantageous way for home owners to access funds based on equity.

Read NRMLA’s Statement to USA Today

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On June 13, NRMLA President and CEO Peter Bell submitted the following statement to USA Today in response to the investigative series of articles on HECM foreclosures written by reporters Nick Penzenstadler and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein.
MBA

May New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 20.1 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent.
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MBA’s Krystal Thomas and Andrea Oh Presented with Women in Housing Finance, Inc.’s 40...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Krystal Thomas, Government Program Specialist, and Andrea Oh, Policy Advisor, were recognized by Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. (WHF) as a 2019 winner of its WHF 40 under 40 award.
Council of Mortgage Lenders

Watch Out! That Bridging Loan Could Hurt You and How to Stop That

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It is common knowledge that the global economy is facing greater challenges than ever before. The mortgage industry crisis is only barely getting by in...
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MBA Awards Over $90,000 in Path to Diversity Scholarships

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that it awarded over $90,000 in scholarships to 101 women and minorities under its Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program during the first eight months
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Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in May

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Mortgage credit availability increased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department