Industry Leader Update

The Bank of Mom & Dad

Shannon Hicks
 Reverse Mortgages & parental down payment assistance [Download transcript] It’s both a demographic and social phenomena. More parents are supporting their adult children, in many instances keeping them financially afloat according to a recent article in The Financial Brand. Many reverse mortgage originators have seen their borrowers use a

Homeowners Marooned

Shannon Hicks
 Australia’s cautionary tale for America [Download transcript] It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum. In the case of Australia, the question is who will fill it? Like an episode of Lost, senior homeowners in Australia now find themselves marooned being unable to tap their equity with no monthly payments.

Will this Save the Reverse Mortgage Industry?

Shannon Hicks
 More looking outside the HECM as a single solution What will save the reverse mortgage industry or at least put us back on a trajectory of sustained growth? One industry leader sees a path for recovery- one that broadens our vision and approach. Finance of America Reverse’s President Kristen

Should we tear down the wall?

Shannon Hicks
 Diversification or Separation of HECM and Traditional Mortgage Lending As the national debate on the morality or effectiveness of a wall on our southern border rages on, one barrier is being slowly removed. As the number of the federally-insured reverse mortgage loans has languished in recent years, more former

The Source of All HECM Endorsements

Shannon Hicks
 The leading indicator of HECM loan volume Which came first the chicken or the egg? There’s no number that reverse mortgage lenders and originators track more closely than our monthly endorsement totals. That is, the number of federally-insured reverse mortgages that are formally ‘insured’. In fact, our monthly Top

Older Homeowners Facing 3 Risks

Shannon Hicks
Download the January Top 100 HECM Lenders Report  Even retirees who saved for retirement are at risk Older American homeowners may want to take a second look at all their retirement options sooner than later.  Retirees who have saved for their retirement may find themselves challenged more specifically in

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