HUD

New Video: Industry Update #3

Shannon Hicks
Weekly video recap updating professionals on industry changes in the reverse mortgage marketplace. Return here each Friday for new videos. [vimeo id=”15309785″ width=”601″ height=”338″] HUD Letter New Change In The FloorThis week was a game changer in the reverse mortgage industry when HUD announced a new change in the floor.

Can HECM Regulators Act Unethically Toward the Reverse Mortgage Program?

Shannon Hicks
Tell the woman who can no longer obtain a reverse mortgage because the program benefit cuts prevent her from getting rid of her conventional mortgage (she never could afford)-that Washington supports the program; Tell the man who desperately needs the reverse mortgage and yet was turned down because underwriting guidelines

HUD’s new Financial Interview Tool: Will it prevent borrower problems?

Shannon Hicks
Commentary: I read with great interest and anticipation just what our prospective reverse mortgage borrowers would face with HUD’s new counseling protocol which includes a Financial Interview Tool [Update: Shortly after writing this commentary the NCOA FIT & Benefits Checkup are no longer available without a secure login] . Reverse Mortgage Daily

Studies Detail HUD’s Risk for HECM Loans

Shannon Hicks
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

The HVCC Changes YOUR business…

Shannon Hicks
Washington, DC – Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director James B. Lockhart announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will implement a revised Home Valuation Code of Conduct (Code) effective May 1, 2009. The Code is based on an agreement between the Enterprises, the New York State Attorney General Andrew

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