Mortgage Banking

Founded in 1939, Mortgage Banking Magazine is a professional trade magazine published by Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. The magazine is published monthly and serves the banking, real estate and financial markets. Janet Hewitt is the editor-in-chief.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 10, July

A Promising Outlook: The Quiet Progress Now Evident on the Commercial Mortgage Securitization Front Mirrors the Early Growth Stages of the Residential Mortgage Securities Market
A Promising Outlook Compelling signs are emerging that the market for commercial mortgage securities may well be on the brink of significant growth. This market was virtually nonexistent five years ago. But in 1989, $3 billion of commercial mortgage...
A Return to Reason
A RETURN TO REASON In the wake of a decade of severe over-building, the real estate industry has finally come to grips with reality - the tremendous space demands of the last 15 years are over. There is now full recognition that the 78 million "baby...
Boardroom View
BOARDROOM VIEW Texas mortgage companies continue to occupy the headlines, as whole companies and their servicing portfolios change hands courtesy of the RTC's marketing team. We caught up with two Texas companies that appear to have found opportunities...
Born Again Conservatives
BORN AGAIN CONSERVATIVES Pick up the metropolitan newspaper's business section or a regional real estate industry tabloid these days and the headlines speak of troubles in the Washington, D.C. marketplace. After highlighting other regions' real estate...
Connecticut's Forecast: Still Cloudy
CONNECTICUT'S FORECAST: Still Cloudy Many observers hoped that the Connecticut real estate storm would have subsided and shown some sign of recovery in the first quarter of 1990. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. However, the market has performed...
Discovering Commercial Mortgage Statistics
DISCOVERING COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE STATISTICS Although financial institutions and commercial mortgage banking firms have an abundance of statistics relevant to the decision of whether or not to provide financing for a particular property (e.g., vacancy...
Economic Trends
ECONOMIC TRENDS ....And now, the good news. MBA's National Delinquency Survey showed a sharp decline in the delinquency rate for one- to four-unit residential mortgage loans from the fourth quarter of 1989 to the first quarter of 1990. The decline...
Fitting the Pieces Together
FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER Fannie Mae's delegated underwriting and servicing program (DUS) has celebrated its one-year anniversary. The DUS program's aggressive pricing and attractive loan terms have made DUS credentials an important competitive...
HUD's Mystery Program
HUD's Mystery Program Tucked away on a shelf for nearly 29 years, the HUD 203 (k) program now is being dusted off and readied to serve today's multi-family marketplace. "What is the 203 (k) program? Do you mean 203 (b)?" In a nutshell, the 203...
Lending Liability Legislation
LENDING LIABILITY Legislation When a mortgage lender originates a $50,000 loan on commercial or residential property, the most it can cost is $50,000. Right? Wrong. In the wake of several recent federal court decisions interpreting the Comprehensive...
Managing the Hotel Hotbed: Sick Hotels Require Expert Medicine. A Clean Bill of Health Usually Comes When Lenders Consult with outside Professionals
MANAGING THE HOTEL HOTBED In a rapidly changing free enterprise system, whenever an economic need arises, a good or service usually emerges to meet that need. Just such a need has developed within financial institutions in the U.S. Banks and thrifts...
Secondary Market
SECONDARY MARKET There is much talk today about whether or not a credit crunch exists. To a large extent, bank and thrift regulatory pressures have fueled this controversy. The implementation of FIRREA has taken a significant number of thrifts out...
The Great Financing Drought: Regulators Turned off the Funding Spigot for Developers and the Commercial Property Markets Are Now Trying to Adjust
THE GREAT FINANCING DROUGHT "Never in my experience have I seen construction lending dry up as fast as it's dried up," says Ronald Poe, chairman of Dorman & Wilson, Inc. in White Plains, New York. Poe and most other commercial property mortgage...
The Market to the North: The Canadian Commercial Property Market Is Going through Its Own Lean Times, with an Overbuilt Office Sector and Increasingly Cautious Lenders
The Market to the North For years, long before "globalization" became the buzz word of North American commerce and finance, Canadian real estate development companies behaved as if an international border didn't exist. Their subsidiaries sprang...

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