Forum on Revitalizing Communities and Forging New Partnerships

2019 NYMBA Forum 3.18.19

Restoring zombie properties for New York municipalities and consumers is paramount.  The focus of this roundabout event is to provide a forum for positive discussion on revitalizing communities with experts on-hand in the fields of fast-track foreclosure law, property preservation entities, mortgage loan servicers and community stakeholders.  Neighborhood reinvestment and tools to rehabilitate properties in New York will be explored in this 1/2 workshop which is open to all stakeholders, elected officials, municipalities, housing advocates, lenders and those interested in improving communities throughout New York.

MARCH 18, 2019, 8am-1pm
Renaissance Hotel, 144 State Street, Albany


  • Mortgage Loan Servicers
  • State & Local Elected Officials
  • Foreclosure Attorneys
  • Property Preservationists
  • Housing Advocacy Groups
  • Community Preservationists

REGISTRATION:  Click HERE to reserve and register online


TRID 2.0 (effective Oct. 1, 2018)

TRID 2.0–Are You Ready? Have questions?

Thursday, September 27, 2018 10am-10:45am
Future Member $49.95
Space is limited–RSVPS needed!

We’re holding a live webinar presentation on September 27th—free for all New York MBA members!
TRID 2.0 addresses many of the pain points that our industry has struggled with over the past two years. The new rule is in effect & compliance is mandatory as of October 1, 2018.

This webinar will cover tolerance levels in motion, and significant changes including:

Construction loan disclosures
Re-disclosures after Rate Lock
Escrow closing notices
Co-ops and Loan Estimates
Compliance expert Linda Bow will outline changes included in TRID 2.0 and answer your questions. Linda Bow, CRCM, CUCE, BSACS is the Director of Compliance for New York Credit Union Association.

Linda has been in the regulatory compliance environment for over 30 years. In addition to her designations she has her Master’s degree in Business Ethics & Compliance and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier School of Banking with a Wharton School Leadership certification. Her extensive knowledge base is enhanced with her broad range of experience and expertise from overseeing loan production, servicing, pricing and selling. She has successfully managed financial institutions, compliance departments and staff through regulatory changes and implementations as well as developed and sustained Compliance Management structures focused on first, second and third lines of defense and annual risk assessments.

Manufactured Housing Title Conversion

To help ensure that affordable mortgage financing remains a viable option for manufactured home owners in New York, NYMBA supports proposed legislation, S6277A, which makes necessary changes to state law that allow lenders to comply with secondary and investor requirements.   Jeff Barringer and Marc Lifset of McGlinchey Stafford, New York MBA members, helped to craft the language in the bill that received Legislature approval.

While many manufactured homes are financed as personal property, the ability to finance land and a manufactured home with a mortgage is an attractive option for many homeowners seeking more favorable financing terms. Without the support and involvement of investors such as Freddie Mac, the availability of Land-Home Mortgages is limited.

Currently, in forty-four (44) states, a certificate of title establishes ownership of, and perfection of a security interest in, a manufactured home. All but New York also provide a formal statutory procedure for electing to convey and encumber a home as real property. Satisfying this conversion procedure legally converts the home to real property for all purposes.

Trump approves Regulatory Relief Legislation

Regulatory Relief Legislation receives Trumps approval

May 24, 2018:  President Trump signed S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.  The full House passed the bill earlier in the week by a vote of 258-159. This legislation is unchanged from that which passed the Senate in March by a filibuster-proof bipartisan margin of 67-31. This legislation contains a number of MBA-supported provisions, such as:

  • SAFE Act amendments to provide 120 days of transitional authority for MLOs to originate when leaving a depository to join a sponsoring non-bank (or when crossing state lines);
  • Applying TILA consumer protections to PACE/energy efficiency mortgage products;
  • Added safeguards to protect veterans, surviving spouses and service members who utilize the VA Home Loan program’s IRRRL refinancing product;
  • An improved, more workable regulatory regime for the eligibility of High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) construction loans; and,
  • Partial TRID and HMDA relief

Thank you to those who took action on these important issues!  Your advocacy makes a difference.