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Podcast E647: Revision Improves HECM’s Economic Net Worth by $7B

Shannon Hicks
Unable to use the embedded player? Listen here. Revision Improves HECM’s Economic Net Worth by $7B One industry observer noted a difference between HUD’s Annual Report to Congress and the actuarial review of the HECM in FHA’s insurance fund. Here’s how a $7 billion difference was found and why. Other

The much-maligned loan that may be embraced

Shannon Hicks
“ If the overall unemployment rate reaches 25%, we project 10.5 million older workers will lose their jobs. For those in the lower half of the earnings distribution, 6.1 million older workers (29%) are projected to be laid off”. That is the stark prediction released by The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.

Forbes: ‘How Heirs Should Handle A Reverse Mortgage After Death’

Shannon Hicks
All Reverse Mortgage’s CEO Michael Branson penned another excellent column in Forbes- this time addressing how heirs and adult children can transfer a HECM property to the new owner and what paperwork is needed to ‘walk away’ from the home and the outstanding mortgage balance. [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]

HECM reforms the focus of Congressional hearing


Shannon Hicks
 Recent improvements, racial targeting, and some surprising suggestions Despite the impeachment drama in our nation’s capital, the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on the HECM was held as scheduled. It shows that some Congress members view of the HECM has evolved and some interesting proposals were put forth from

Is it Equity or Value? That is the Question

Shannon Hicks
 Common explanations that may create confusion A wise person once said, “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.”At some point in our careers, most of us have been guilty misusing keywords when describing the features and benefits of the federally-insured reverse mortgage. I most

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