How do you fix the reverse mortgage and expand its availability? Researchers presented their ideas last week There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to just how to strengthen the federally-insured reverse mortgage and expand its reach to older homeowners. Last Monday, the Brookings Institution hosted a symposium
To say that HUD’s most recent changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage were met with mixed reviews would be the understatement of the decade.
AARP Frowns Upon Strategic Use of HECM in Portfolio Management Creativity unlocks potential markets and opens up possibilities. It also makes you a target of critics. In recent years the long overlooked principal limit growth factor (or as many refer to it as the line of credit growth rate) has
HECM Line of Credit (Principal Limit) Growth Rate in AARP’s Crosshairs Sacred cows. Those tenets or beliefs that have been long held above reproach and which are seen as immune from criticism. For the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, one benefit has been largely left unscathed, that is until now. AARP
Is the battle over? HUD’s recent change to non borrowing spouse policy for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages is lauded by consumer advocates. June 12th may mark the end of the long fought battle between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, displaced borrowers and consumer advocacy groups.
When it comes to those seeking to solve the issue of senior’s aging in place perhaps on quote should be mentioned. “Sometimes we stare so long at the wrong things, we miss out on the RIGHT thing standing right in front of us”.
The powerful lobying group AARP with it’s 38 million plus members has incredible clout in Washington DC. In a recent Senate hearing before lawmakers they suggested six changes to the federally insured reverse mortgage program.
The prospect of not continuing to offer reverse mortgages has created unlikely ally for the program, AARP according to Sterne Ageel. Wall Street sees the continued profitability of the program and TWO: AARP is seen as a defender of the HECM. While AARP has long educated consumers...