All posts by Christina Wiley


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!                            BE A SPONSOR!                 NYMBA’s Annual Advocacy Conference & Lobby Day March 9 & 10, 2020, Monday & Tuesday CONVENTION REGISTRATION: Members:  $ 69.00 Future Members: $199* Hilton Albany Hotel: $159/night–mention NYMBA Conference *Join NYMBA within 30 days of this event and the registration price difference will be deducted from your 1st year’s dues. SPONSORS FOR THE CONFERENCE KEEP THE COST AFFORDABLE FOR ATTENDEES. …

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New York MBA Executive Board–Working for You!

Steven A. Milner – Founder and CEO of US Mortgage Corporation and NY MBA President, and Jim Bopp,  National Renovation Lending Manager of Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation and NY MBA Immediate Past President shown here with MBA’s President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB at the MBA CEO Listening Tour held last week in Iselin NJ (at the headquarters of Homebridge Financial Services, Inc.).   They were joined by other MBA Senior Staff and industry CEOs and Senior Management for a conversation about mortgage industry business, policy,…

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NYMBA meets with Governor Cuomo’s Staff on Manufactured Housing Title Conversion

October 25, 2019:  NYMBA, with other industry professionals, met with the Governor’s staff about the need for titling conversion in New York. Currently, manufactured housing is titled as personal property/chattel and there is no mechanism to convert title to real property. New York is the only state that does not allow for title conversion for manufactured housing. With over 190,000 manufactured housing units in New York State, primarily located in rural upstate, western New York, and areas of Long Island and Staten Island, manufactured housing remains a source of…

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Loan Servicers meet with NYS Legislators

October 4, 2019:  Loan Servicing Committee members were asked to meet with some members of the New York State Legislature regarding “Zombie Properties” and foreclosures in the state. Assembly members Fahy and McDonald and Senator Breslin were interested in how bid prices are arrived at for properties at foreclosure auctions. The issue of maintenance and upkeep of vacant properties that are mortgaged was also raised. Jodi Gaines, NYMBA committee chair, provided an overview of the Loan Servicing Committee and the working groups that were formed…

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March Forum

Revitalizing Communities and Forging New Partnerships Restoring zombie properties for New York municipalities and consumers is paramount.   This event provided a starting point positive discussion on revitalizing communities with experts in the fields of fast-track foreclosure law, property preservation, mortgage loan servicing as well as elected officials and community stakeholders.  Neighborhood reinvestment and tools to rehabilitate properties in New York were explored in this 1/2 day workshop for those interested in improving communities throughout New York. WHO ATTENDED Mortgage Loan Servicers State & Local Elected Officials…

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2019 Advocacy Conference

ADVOCACY DAY CONFERENCE–“Making a Difference Together” Only through advocacy can we stop legislation that has unintended consequences for lenders and consumers alike. Members took this opportunity to promote good legislation and meet with elected representatives. You can make a difference because you know your business better than anyone, and your knowledge is valuable to members of the state legislature.   Those attended: Heard about proposed legislation that impacts the way we do business; Learned how to effectively discuss legislation with members of the state legislature; Had…

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