HUD Announced New Finalized HECM Rules for 2017
HUD announced their finalized rules enacting several policy changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program which will go into effect later this year. What do these changes hold in store for interest rate caps, disclosure requirements, and new loan assignment guidelines and how will the final rules change the face of reverse mortgage originations? Welcome. This, is the Industry Leader Update. I’m Shannon Hicks.. This episode is brought to you by ePath Digital, providing real-time leads for today’s reverse mortgage professional.
After much anticipation and speculation, HUD announced their finalized rule changes for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. The rule changes were first proposed and opened to public comment last May. The rules could be seen as a continuation of the agency’s mission to solidify the reverse mortgage program under the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 which gave HUD expanded authority to quickly enact additional rule changes as they saw fit. The new rules will go into effect September 19, 2017.
When it comes to reverse mortgage originations, loan officers and lenders will be required to…