While the FY 2019 FHA Report shows significant improvement in the HECM program’s value, FHA calls more ‘structural changes’ [Download transcript] As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving there’s one thing to be grateful for: FHA’s most recent report to Congress showing a showing significant improvement in the
A year to give thanks for? Thanksgiving is the season to reflect upon the blessings bestowed upon us. In recent years continuing that tradition has been a challenge for reverse mortgage originators and lenders alike as we faced numerous policy changes that significantly reduced originations, marketing budgets, and ultimately the
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
Recently recommended servicing reforms may boost HECM image It’s a fact every salesperson and reverse mortgage professional must embrace- the vast majority of consumers inherently distrust salespeople. Will recent HECM changes help bolster the product’s legitimacy in the public eye? The irony is that every major purchase from buying a
A summary of recommended HECM changes In a statement issued last week we learned that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in cooperation with the Treasury Department presented President Donald Trump with their plans for reforming the Nation’s housing finance system and the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program.
HECM-to-HECM Refis Targeted, Appraisal Scrutiny & More Late last Thursday afternoon we received word that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in cooperation with the Treasury Department presented President Donald Trump with their plan for reforming the Nation’s housing finance system and the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
The Urban Institute calls for loan servicing reform Despite the good news last month that the backlog of HECM assignments has been cleared, significant problems remain according to the Urban Institute. “Rather than continuing to narrow eligibility—and decreasing participation further—the FHA should focus on reducing costs. Addressing losses on assigned