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
An honest assessment of HECM loan volumes & consumer demand [Download transcript] Just where does the reverse mortgage industry stand today? Are we on the road to explosive growth, a mild recovery, or are lower loan volumes for the remainder of the year? Somewhere between extreme exuberance and pessimism
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.
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
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
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
FHA is addressing risks on both sides The federally-insured reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage while holding tremendous value has been challenged with continued losses paid from the FHA’s insurance fund. In the wake of the housing bubble and economic crisis the program, several changes were enacted. The