Mortgage Bankers Association

Overall Mortgage Applications Down, With Refi Share on Weeks-Long Decline

October 20th, 2021
Mortgage applications decreased 6.3% for the week ending Oct. 15, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Key takeaways: – The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6.3% on a seasonally...

Overall Mortgage Applications Down, Refis Take Hit as Homeowners Watch Rates

December 15th, 2021
For the week ending Dec. 10, mortgage applications decreased 4%. The Market Composite Index, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association (MBA), decreased 4% compared to the previous week. Key findings: Unadjusted, the index decreased 6% compared with the previous week...

Mortgage Applications Trending Back Down in Second Week of February

February 16th, 2022
Following a strong start to February, mortgage applications are trending back down. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Application Survey showed a 5.4 decrease for the week ending February 11, versus the prior week. Key findings: While the 5.4%...

Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Jumped 72% in the First Quarter of 2022

May 13th, 2022
Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations increased 72% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. In line with seasonality trends,...

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Housing in Federal Bill

October 21st, 2021
A broad coalition of housing advocates, including representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Habitat for Humanity, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of...

Forget COVID: Fed Pivots to Focus on Inflation Concerns

December 17th, 2021
The Federal Reserve is queuing up to make more aggressive moves in the coming years, a departure from the easing-in strategy it implemented amid the pandemic to incentivize economic recovery. While Fed officials voted to hold rates near zero on...

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in January

February 17th, 2022
Mortgage credit availability decreased in January according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from ICE Mortgage Technology. The MCAI fell by 0.9% to 124.8 in January. A decline...

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 0.94% in April

May 17th, 2022
The total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 11 basis points from 1.05% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior month to 0.94% as of April 30, 2022, according to Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey,...

Mortgage Applications Up but Refinance Interest Waning

October 27th, 2021
Mortgage applications increased 0.3% from one week earlier for the week ending Oct. 22, 2021. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application...

All Major Investor Groups Increased Holdings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt in Q3

December 17th, 2021
The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $64.8 billion (1.6%) in the third quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report. Total commercial/multifamily debt outstanding rose to $4.05 trillion...
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