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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 Stevens Testifies on Future of Mortgage Servicing Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), testified today before a joint subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee at a hearing titled “Mortgage Servicing: An Examination of the Role of Federal Regulators in Settlement Negotiations and the Future of Mortgage Servicing Standards.”Below is Mr. Stevens’ oral statement before the subcommittee, as prepared for delivery

MBA Sends Letter to Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on RESPA and TILA Disclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) submitted the attached comment letter to Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Treasury Secretary urging the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to meet with key stakeholders as soon as possible on the second set of prototypes integrating Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosures released by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) on June 27, 2011

Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Markets Show the Turn of the Real Estate Cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter data on the commercial real estate markets show the natural effects of the turn of the real estate cycle. Broader economic indicators were positive in the first quarter, but provided less of a tail wind to commercial real estate markets than they might have. Despite this softness, real estate fundamentals have stabilized and are beginning to show signs of mending. Transaction volumes are picking up, and pricing and loan performance are showing initial signs – inconsistent though they are – of improvement. Any pick-up in economic growth will speed the healing; any slowdown will draw out the cycle

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 5.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 1, 2011

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2011.

MBA Study Shows First Quarter 2011 Mortgage Banker Production Profits Slide as Volume Drops

WASHINGTON, DC - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Independent mortgage banks and subsidiaries made an average profit of $346 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2011, down from $1,082 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) First Quarter 2011 Mortgage Bankers Performance Report released today.

MISMO® Appoints Minton to Board of Directors

Washington, DC - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MISMO, the not-for-profit data standards subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), which develops data transfer protocols that span the entire residential and commercial real estate finance industry, today announced the appointment of Gabe Minton, Senior Vice President of Information Services at ServiceLink, to its Board of Directors

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 17, 2011.

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Flat in Q1; Five of Seven Top Investor Groups Increase...

Washington, DC - June 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding remained essentially unchanged at $2.4 trillion in the first quarter of 2011, decreasing by 0.1 percent from fourth quarter 2010, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) analysis of the Federal Reserve Board Flow of Funds data.

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 13.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 10, 2011.

MBA Announces Nomination of E. J. Burke as 2012 Vice Chair-Elect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the nomination of E. J. Burke, Executive Vice President and Group Head of KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services, to be its Vice Chair-Elect. Mr. Burke will be elected by MBA members at the Association's 98th Annual Convention, which will be held in October in Chicago, Illinois. He currently serves as Chair of MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) and is a member of the MBA Board of Directors. An active member of MBA, Mr. Burke has served in a number of leadership positions, including as Chair of MBA's Investors Council.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 3, 2011. This week's results include an adjustment to account for the Memorial Day holiday.

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Mixed in First Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delinquency rates among different commercial/multifamily mortgage investor groups were mixed in the first quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report.

MBA Statement on Extension of Comment Deadline for Proposed Risk Retention Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statement of David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association on the announced extension of the comment deadline for the federal financial regulators' proposed rule implementing the Dodd-Frank Act's risk retention rule.

MBA Calls on FHA to Permit Use of E-Signatures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members of Media:Yesterday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) sent a letter to Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner Robert C. Ryan requesting the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) permit the use of electronic signatures (e-signatures) for all mortgage origination forms required by the FHA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 27, 2011.

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2011) — Mortgage applications increased 1.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 20, 2011.

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).