Credit availability improved in October following two months in which the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Mortgage credit availability index (mcai) declined. The MCAI increased 0.7 percent to.

"Credit availability loosened slightly in February, due to the net result of two countervailing movements," said Lynn Fisher, MBA’s vice president of research and economics.

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"Credit availability increased slightly in September due to some expansion of conventional affordable offerings," said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s Chief Economist. "In particular, this month there was an increase in the offerings of Freddie Mac’s affordable lending programs." Conventional, Government, Conforming and Jumbo MCAI Indices

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Mortgage credit availability increased 0.5% in August compared to July to reach an index score of 126.1 on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Mortgage Credit Availability Index (mcai). mike fratantoni, chief economist for the MBA, points out that mortgage credit availability had increased for eight of the previous nine months.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2017) – (RealEstateRama) – mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in October according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from.

Credit Availability Loosening (Slightly) The Mortgage Credit Availability Index increased 1.1 percent to 188.8 in November, signaling that credit was loosened last month. "The supply of credit continues to drift higher, driven once again by growth in the conventional credit space, while credit.

Credit loosens in September. Mortgage credit loosened in September as conventional and conforming loans became more readily available, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported on Tuesday. MBA’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index increased 0.3 percent to 126.5 in September. The index was benchmarked at 100 in March 2012.

"Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in July, driven by increased availability of conventional programs," said Lynn Fisher, MBA’s Vice President of Research and Economics.