The HECM Saver and continued low interest rates along with the lower PLF (Principal Limit Factor) floor of 4.99% have presented some opportunities for the coming year. The question is "what is your plan" for the coming year?
If a mental picture comes to mind for the reverse mortgage industry it is the character "Neo" in the Matrix leaning back impossibly as he dodges bullets in slow motion. The question is, have we as an industry just dodged a bullet with the recent approval of the $150 million...
Oftentimes we speed read. You know, skim across an article. We get the message but we can miss clues pointing to future trends. My reading this week on Reverse Mortgage Daily while preparing for my podcast left me a bit perplexed and somewhat taken back. Some say that credit underwriting
The fixed rate HECM is wildly popular and now many banks are eliminating fees for consumers. The question is are we fully informing our borrowers about the advantages and disadvantages of the fixed versus the adjustable rate?
Home Values, Loan Amounts, and Seniors Home values, loan amounts, and the way seniors use home equity conversion mortgages impact the Federal Housing Administration’s potential liability for its reverse mortgage program, recent studies show. If the Department of Housing and Urban Development had used the same home appreciation models for
Under ARRA, the national FHA loan limit for HECM will increase from $417,000 to $625,500 (from 100 percent to 150 percent of the conforming limit). HECM loan mortgagors do not undergo the same procedures for credit approval as do mortgagors for forward mortgages. FHA does not deem the credit approval