Podcast Episodes

Podcast E636: Are HECM Refinances a sign of a healthy market?

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. Is the HECM Refi boom a sign of a healthy market?  Historically-low interest rates have pushed up HECM-to-HECM refinances to nearly one-third of all loan volume. Originators share their thoughts on what the refi boom means for our industry. Other Stories: Canada’s

Podcast E635: State property tax relief has a big catch

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. State Property tax relief stops with Reverse  The State Controller’s Office has announced applications for deferment of 2020-21 property taxes will be available sometime this month. Repayment under the PTP program becomes due when the homeowner Other Stories: HUD announces software changes

Podcast E633: Reverse mortgages have a new appeal thanks to low interest rates

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. Show Summary Thanks to historically low interest rates, reverse mortgages have new appeal for people in or nearing retirement who need cash but can’t afford monthly payments on a loan. “With retirement, low interest rates usually make everything worse. They make retirement more expensive,”

Podcast #631: Forbes: Housing as solution for retirement crisis

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. Show Summary Forbes: Housing as a solution to the retirement crisis: ‘There are three pillars to retirement; your home, retirement savings and social security. Independently, none of these are adequate for the average American Other Stories: [From Open PR] Kyle Johnson, son of

Podcast #630: How the pandemic is leading more planners to the reverse mortgage

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. Show Summary More financial planners are giving reverse mortgages a serious look as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc with retirees portfolios. Other Stories: Trial of former CEO delayed by COVID-19 NAIFA forms an educational partnership with reverse lender

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