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CMLA Weekly News Buzz - January 5, 2021

Published: January 05, 2021

CMLA News Digest
Welcome to the CMLA News Buzz!
This is your weekly hub of information about what's going on at CMLA.
January 5, 2021
CMLA News Highlight of the Week!
2021 Economic Outlook
A Special Invitation 
from the CMLA Executive Forum
*CMLA Members Only Event*
Presented by Mike Fratantoni, 
Chief Economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association
Register for the Forum
January 14th | 8-9:30am MT
Registration Fee: $125
This will be a virtual meeting. For now, please reserve the date and time on your calendar. A few days prior to the session, an Outlook invitation will be sent to all registrants with the Zoom link and password.

Please note: If you are a member of the CMLA Executive Forum, the CMLA Operational and Compliance Forum, the CMLA Sales Mastermind Forum or the CMLA Leadership Forum, you have already been registered for this meeting, so no need to complete the registration process.
Presentation Description

With loan origination volume likely to reach a record-breaking $3.9 trillion in 2020, there’s no denying it’s been a banner year for the lending industry. But as refinances wind down in 2021, where will the market trend? And how will significant factors like shifting presidential power and a lingering pandemic come into play?

Like other elements of the economy, the mortgage industry has been thrown into an unprecedented arena—making it the perfect time to turn to Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni for expert predictions on 2021 and beyond. Join Mike Fratantoni and CMLA Forums as we take a look at projections for the year ahead.
2020 Double the Donation
Happy New Year! As 2021 begins, our hearts are full of hope and gratitude. Because of you, we far surpassed our original goal — raising $100,323 — for our end-of-year fundraiser 'Double the Donation'. We are truly humbled by this level of support.

100% of every dollar donated will be given to Colorado Homeownership Coalition families who need our support to overcome hardships and sustain homeownership. Your overwhelming generosity will make an impact throughout 2021.

These donations came from the support of 32 local companies and 200+ individuals. This community effort is proof that we can do more when working together. Every donation, no matter the amount, made an impact, and we're grateful for you all. Stay tuned, as we look forward to recognizing many of these generous donors as we kick-off 2021.
Learn about CHC
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
Become a CMLA Member
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Say HELLO! to our Featured Members of the Week
Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac
Renewing Member!
Member since 2020
CB&T Mortgage
CB&T Mortgage
Renewing Member!
Member since 1992
Join us for this upcoming CMLA Program
Mortgage Leadership Program
Apply Online Now
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
January 5th - FHFA Issues Proposed Rulemaking Notice on GSE Resolution Plans
The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Dec. 23 issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop credible resolution plans, also known as living wills. These resolution plans would facilitate a rapid and orderly resolution should FHFA have to be appointed their receiver under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
January 5th - Slight Revisions to MBA Mortgage Finance, Economic Forecasts
Following one of the most volatile years in memory, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Mortgage Finance and Economic Forecasts seem decidedly normal.
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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