Mortgage Bankers Association

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...

Mortgage Rates Decrease Slightly

February 25th, 2022
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.89% this week, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released Thursday. Key findings: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.89% with an average 0.8 point for the week ending February 24,...

Mortgage Applications Plummet Again

May 18th, 2022
The closely watched weekly data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on mortgage applications reported a precipitous drop after two weeks of gains, as spiraling rates, broader economic uncertainty and continued low inventory seem to be putting a longer-term...

Q3 GDP: Economic Activity Slowed, With Delta Variant Prompting Concerns

October 28th, 2021
While the U.S. economy has shown signs of recovery, the latest reports show the third quarter experienced the slowest expansion in over a year, with consumer spending taking a hit. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its first...

New-Home Mortgage Applications Down 2.2% in November

December 20th, 2021
Mortgage applications for new-home purchases decreased 2.2% YoY, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for November 2021. On a monthly basis, applications decreased by 3%. MBA estimates new single-family home sales were running at...
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