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Commercial Mortgage Delinquency Rates Remain Low

Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates stayed low in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. This analysis looks at commercial and multifamily delinquency rates for commercial banks and thrifts, life insurance companies, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Together, these five groups hold more […]

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Optimism in the Commercial Mortgage Sector

Executives in the commercial mortgage industry have a mostly optimistic outlook, according to the “2016 Commercial Real Estate Outlook” report released by CIT Group, Inc. “Commercial real estate executives appear relatively optimistic about the general state of the market in 2016, with many predicting higher than average deal volumes for their firms,” said Matt Galligan, […]

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MBA Commercial Mortgage Survey Indicates Strong 2015

A near-record $503.8 billion in loans were closed by commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers in 2015, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The totals come from the 2015 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation. “Commercial real estate borrowing and lending in 2015 came within a whisker of the record high level of […]

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Multifamily Mortgage Market Continues to Grow

Construction spending for multifamily housing significantly outpaced spending for single-family housing in January, according an article published in National Mortgage Professional. Citing data from the Associated General Contractors of America, the publication stated that spending on multifamily residential construction had risen 2.6% from December 2015 and a whopping 30% year-over-year. Single-family spending fell 0.2% from […]

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Residential Slowdowns Present Opportunities for Commercial Mortgage Brokers

If you’re a mortgage broker who relies solely on residential business, 2016 could be a bit of a letdown. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seems to suggest a slowdown in the residential mortgage markets. According to the data, sales of single family homes […]

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Commercial Mortgage Industry Ends 2015 on a High Note

The commercial mortgage industry had an excellent year in 2015 with commercial and multifamily mortgage originations increasing by 35% from the third and fourth quarters of 2015 and by 19% from the fourth quarter of 2014, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. “In fact, the fourth quarter was the fourth highest quarter for […]

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February Resolution: Learn About the Commercial Mortgage Industry

This is the second in a series of monthly blogs about resolutions commercial mortgage broker should make and keep to increase business in 2016. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran in the commercial mortgage industry or you’re just getting started in the business, knowledge is essential to your success. The industry is dynamic and ever-changing, so […]

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Why Residential Brokers Should Close Commercial Mortgages in 2016

Residential brokers, if you haven’t already added small-balance commercial mortgages to your product offerings, 2016 is the year you should. According to The National Association of Realtors, there will be only a modest increase in existing home sales this year because of rising home prices, wage stagnation and uncertainty in the global economy. “This year […]

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Commercial Mortgage Market Expected to Remain Strong in 2016

An increase in commercial and multifamily lending is expected in 2016 according to a Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey which shows that lenders’ and borrowers’ appetites for new loans will stay robust. “Commercial mortgage lenders anticipate another competitive year in 2016, as lender desire to make loans remains strong,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President […]

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Closing More Small-Balance Commercial Mortgages in 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, the outlook for the commercial mortgage industry remains positive with originations increasing and delinquencies dropping. The small-balance commercial mortgage industry remains underserved and full of opportunity for mortgage brokers. If you don’t currently close these types of loans, you’re passing up a chance to earn additional income and increase […]

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