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Pending HECM Changes: The Industry Waits

Shannon Hicks
 Proposed changes linger after Congressional hearing As one commenter on HECMWorld put it ‘The HECM program got through the hearing all but unscathed’. Very true considering our long history of continued reductions in Principal Limit Factors and restrictions on how proceeds are distributed. That being said, we have several

Loan Limits: A ‘What If” Scenario

Shannon Hicks
The potential removal of the HECM’s national loan limit presents disparities in neighboring counties The updated Housing Finance Reform Plan is ambitious in both its scope and impact on the housing industry and more particularly reverse mortgage industry participants. One of the proposed changes to the HECM (Home Equity Conversion

FHA’s MMI Fund Report Explained

Shannon Hicks
[Download full report] [View 1-minute video summary] [Full Actuarial Review]  A look behind the numbers and factors that shaped the FHA MMI Fund Report to Congress A recap of FHA’s and HUD’s media conference call, an examination of HECM risks, and how the value of the fund is calculated.

From Dependency to Diversification

Shannon Hicks
Not too many years ago there was a time when the typical reverse mortgage professional could confidently build their business on a singular loan; the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage. That business model has become increasingly difficult to sustain in recent years. While some continue to succeed only offering the federally-insured

NRMLA Recap: Commissioner speaks to industry- More Changes Coming

Shannon Hicks
 FHA Commissioner, Proprietary Reverse Mortgages, and Market Branding highlight 2018 NRMLA Annual Meeting Despite a year of setbacks for many, the 2018 National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association Annual Meeting not only signaled a retooling of our industry but the course that lies before us.  [there is no video transcript

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