What’s a realistic outlook for 2020? The past may tell. If there’s one word that characterizes the HECM industry and its originators it would be resilient. Despite the housing crash of 2009, the massive overhaul with product cutbacks in 2013, and the momentous changes in October 2017, reverse mortgage originators
Survey shows what HECM pros expect from HUD As the final days of summer pass the collective tension of reverse mortgage professionals increases in anticipation of what changes HUD will make to the federally-insured reverse mortgage program. As August or September bring us the changes for the following fiscal
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