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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.

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