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Clone of CMLA Weekly News Buzz - December 1, 2020

Published: December 01, 2020

CMLA News Digest
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This is your weekly hub of information about what's going on at CMLA.
December 1, 2020
CMLA News Highlight of the Week!
Double the Donation
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Double the Donation
We're almost there!
92% of our goal met with $58,646 raised
We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the 2020 Double the Donation Campaign benefitting the Colorado Homeownership Coalition. With one month to go, let's finish strong and support Colorado homeowners this holiday season. Today is #GivingTuesday, an excellent opportunity to give back to those who need it most.
We are funding HOPE
for Colorado homeowners who need a helping hand
100% of your gift donation helps families who need support to sustain homeownership
Start a team to rally your network and help us fund hope, or you can donate to one of the current teams listed below. Help us make a LOCAL IMPACT. Campaign runs through December 31st.
Learn about CHC
Double the Donation
Double the Donation
What's Happening in Membership
Need to sign up or renew your membership? Try our NEW Online Application.
Sindi Lillis - Membership Manager
We'd like you to meet our Membership Manager, Sindi Lillis. She is available to answer all of your membership questions and will be notifying you when your membership is up for renewal.
Sindi Lillis
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Say HELLO! to our Featured Members of the Week
Renewing Member!
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AmeriHome Correspondent
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Member since 2016
Join us for these upcoming CMLA Events and Programs
Still need CE credits? Knowledge Coop is offering a 10% discount for CMLA members to obtain 2020 CE Training (7hrs) through the end of the year (use code CMLA.7HR.2020). Register here
Mortgage Leadership Program
Reserve your spot for the 
2021 Mortgage Leadership Program
The Mortgage Leadership Program seeks to create an environment that enables leadership opportunities through four pillars of Networking, Industry Knowledge and Growth, Community, and CMLA Involvement. By providing this environment, the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association can cultivate the next generation of leaders who will raise the level of professional integrity, moral objectivity, ingenuity, and commitment of the mortgage industry to benefit the state of Colorado and its citizens.
2021 MLP Registration Includes:
Course Materials and Virtual Meetings
Invitation to Leadership Forum
Inside look at the CMLA Board of Directors
Registration for the 2021 CMLA Mortgage Expo
MLP Group Project and Presentation
Community Volunteer Opportunity
Introduction to CMLA Advocacy and LARAC
Registration for the 2021 CMLA Convention
Registration for the 2021 CMLA Holiday Party
Application Deadline: January 16, 2021
Program Begins: January 26, 2021
Apply Online Now
CMLA Upcoming Events
CMLA has several education trainings, networking events and webinars in the works for 2019. Check back frequently
for more information.
CMLA Event Page
CMLA is YOUR Legislative Advocate in the Mortgage Industry
December 1st - FHFA: 2021 GSE Conforming Loan Limits Increase to $548,250
The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday announced a nearly $40,000 jump in maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021.
December 1st - MBA: Upward Revisions to 2020, 2021 Mortgage Forecasts
The most volatile and unpredictable economy in a decade has produced the strongest housing market in more than a decade—and, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, it could get even stronger. 
December 1st - FHFA Holds 2021 Deemed-Issuance Ratio for UMBS at 60/40
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the deemed-issuance ratio for the 2021 calendar year in accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines on trading of the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security will remain unchanged in 2021 at 60 percent Fannie Mae and 40 percent Freddie Mac.
MBA's State of the Association
Wednesday, December 2nd from 102pm MT
Please join MBA's President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, for this annual members-only call. Hear year-end highlights including pandemic response efforts, and an overview of the progress MBA has made advocating on your behalf. You will receive a list of MBA's 2021 priorities and strategies in place for continuing to ensure a safe and sustainable real estate finance system.
Dieter Raemdonck
CMLA Registered Lobbyist

Dieter Raemdonck is the registered lobbyist for CMLA and his practice is focused primarily on government relations matters at the federal, state, and local levels.
The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC) meets monthly to review proposed legislation and regulatory developments. We routinely comment on legislative and regulatory proposals to state and federal agencies, are active members of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and we attend the MBA’s National Policy Conference to engage with the Colorado Delegation in Washington, D.C.
Learn More about CMLA's Legislative Efforts
COVID-19 Update
CMLA is continuing to monitoring the COVID-19 virus' impact on our members, staff, and communities. We are still open for business and remain committed to working on your behalf. We are hard at work preparing for the Colorado legislature's return to session as well as planning future events and webinars.

For the latest information about the COVID-19 virus:
THANK YOU to CMLA's Members whose dues help the industry during challenging times.
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CMLA Mission Statement
The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association is an organization committed to responsible homeownership achieved through the practice of integrity-based lending. We serve our community through effective education, principled representation and gracious networking to advance free enterprise and the highest ethical standards in the mortgage lending industry.
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