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Category Archives: Mortgage Bankers Association

Relax, There Is No Housing Bubble

Visit Full Archives At The Entry Points   Three heavy hitters in real estate – Darius Bozorgi, Veros CEO, Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association chief economist, and Douglas Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist – all agree, “There is no housing bubble“. These real estate experts are all in agreement, and they believe the relentless house price […]

Commercial Property Lending Tumbles As Retail / Hotel Originations Plunge

For those of you out there clinging to your commercial REIT stocks for their ‘defensive’ dividend yields while praying that the whole ‘retail implosion’ thing will simply go away, you may want to avert your eyes now.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association 4Q 2016 commercial real estate loan originations survey, mortgage originations related to […]

ZeroHedge: So You Didn’t Get Rich…

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Submitted by Mark Ford via, Waa! It’s not fair! We baby boomers were told that if we worked hard and saved, we could spend the last quarter of our lives living comfortably and free from financial worries. Our parents […]

ZeroHedge: Frontrunning: March 1

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Trump, Clinton poised for big wins on Super Tuesday (Reuters) U.S. Index Futures Signal Equities to Rebound After Monthly Drop (BBG) Barclays Plummets as Bank Slashes Dividend in Plan to Shrink (BBG) Glencore Tumbles to Loss, Promises Accelerated Debt Reduction […]

There Is Officially No Difference Between Jeb And Hillary, Whose Biggest Donors Are The Same

What many have tacitly known for a long time was finally confirmed overnight when an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by Vocativ and The Daily Beast found that of the 60 or so ultra-rich Americans – aka the mega-donors – who have contributed to both Jeb Bush’s and Hillary Clinton’s federal campaigns, seventeen of […]

The NAR Sees “No Housing Bubble”, So Here Is A Look At NAR’s History Of Absolutely Disastrous Forecasts

When it comes to industry associations such as the homebuilders’ National Association of Realtors, one thing is certain: their chief economists, in this case the always wrong Lawrence “Larry” Yun, never see anything but blue skies ahead… even when the second great depression is starting them in the face. Which is logical: after all forecasting […]

Another Bubble Alert: Home Down Payments Hit Three-Year Low

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the perpetually insolvent, bailed-out GSEs that a whole host of BTFDers and a few disgruntled billionaires swear can become cash cows again if they are just allowed to escape the evil clutches of government — are now allowed to back home loans with down payments as low as 3%. […]

Government Hints Fannie/Freddie Would Need Another Bailout If Conditions Deteriorate

Bill Ackman — who may or may not have manipulated some stocks — is confident that the “truth will prevail” as it relates to Fannie and Freddie, and the truth will supposedly show that the government is engaged in an unconstitutional confiscation of money that rightfully belong to shareholders. This stems from the Treasury’s 2012 […]

ZeroHedge: Housing Fraud is Back – Real Estate Industry Intentionally Inflating Home Appraisals

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Almost 40% of appraisers surveyed from Sept. 15 through Nov. 7 reported experiencing pressure to inflate values, according to Allterra Group LLC, a for-profit appraiser-advocacy firm based in Salisbury, Md. That figure […]

ZeroHedge: Daughter Of Mortgage Bankers Association CEO Has Lost Faith In American Homeownership Dream

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. "The world has changed," explains the 27-year old daughter of David Stevens – CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Despite her father's constant 30-year pitch of the merits of homeownership – and knowing full well that rates are low, rents […]