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Fear and loathing in Mortgage Land

The Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary Conference in 2021 was a celebration of extraordinary times and the end of COVID. This year’s event was far more subdued. Issuers worry about rising delinquency levels, accusations of racial bias in lending and whether regulators in Albany and Washington are preparing a new campaign against “abuses” in mortgage servicing.  […]

Commercial real estate investors fear inflation despite growth

However, threats to the short-term outlook from inflation, construction costs and rising interest rates were now causing investors to revise their profit expectations, just as the market was witnessing robust growth in multifamily and industrial and reporting a continued recovery in office, retail, and hospitality. Tina Lichens (pictured), chief operating officer at LightBox who conducted […]