4-22-19 Lykken on Lending Weekly Reports: Alice, Allen, Andy, Joe, Les and Rob


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In this episode of Lykken on Lending we have Michael Fratantoni in our Hot Topic segment. Michael Fratantoni Chief Economist, Senior Vice President, Research and Industry Technology Mortgage Bankers Association Michael Fratantoni is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys, benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is president and member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and serves on the CSP's Industry Advisory Group and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in the industry in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in economics from The College of William and Mary, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Georgetown Universities. Topics Covered in this Episode: 1. Outlook for mortgage origination volume 2. Outlook for mortgage rates 3. Current views on home sales and home price trends 4. Latest stats on lender profitability Read more...

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