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The HECM’s outlook to be shaped by 3 factors

Shannon Hicks
Three factors that will shape the HECM in 2020 What is presently shaping reverse mortgage production today, and what will influence our future? First is the ‘feeder’ of all reverse mortgage endorsements. Before any federally-insured reverse mortgage is underwritten, has funds disbursed or is ultimately insured or ‘endorsed’ it begins

Homeowners Marooned

Shannon Hicks
 Australia’s cautionary tale for America [Download transcript] It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum. In the case of Australia, the question is who will fill it? Like an episode of Lost, senior homeowners in Australia now find themselves marooned being unable to tap their equity with no monthly payments.

Will this Save the Reverse Mortgage Industry?

Shannon Hicks
 More looking outside the HECM as a single solution What will save the reverse mortgage industry or at least put us back on a trajectory of sustained growth? One industry leader sees a path for recovery- one that broadens our vision and approach. Finance of America Reverse’s President Kristen

2018: A tumultuous year for the reverse mortgage

Shannon Hicks
As we closed out a tumultuous 2018 reverse mortgage professionals were not anticipating a blockbuster month for HECM endorsements. However, many were taken aback when December endorsements came in at a meager 1,751 units. Even factoring in the government shutdown which halted endorsements on December 21st, estimates would have only

Government Shutdown, Endorsement Plunge & Outlook

Shannon Hicks
 Thinking Big in a Smaller Market The bickering continues in Washington DC resulting from the budget stalemate and subsequent limited government shutdown. Veteran originators will recall a 16-day shutdown in October 2013.  During this time endorsements of all Home Equity Conversion Mortgages cease. All FHA mortgages stand to be impacted

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