Media outlets are looking for financial stories related to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how you can be the ‘expert’. Your local media outlets, both print, and television, are hungry for financial stories related to the Coronavirus pandemic and chances are they don’t know who you are or the solutions
HECM loan terminations and ‘foreclosures’ source of recent negative press coverage Let’s face it. Foreclosure is an ugly and scary word. Unfortunately, it’s the same word that is commonly used when a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage is terminated- often when the loan balance exceeds the home’s value. Additional resources:
“If it bleeds it leads”. This phrase gives the general public a peek behind the curtain of print and television journalism’s choice of what’s ‘news’ and how it is presented (slanted). Fear-based news has become even more profitable with the advent of online news sites seeking salacious headlines using fear
The media is inaccurate, misleading and selective in reporting the facts? What’s new. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent release of it’s report on reverse mortgage complaints was seized upon by both the media and so-called consumer advocate groups. Surprised? No. Damaging? Possibly.
Ironic. That is on the eve of the National Reverse Mortgage Lender’s Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio the New York Times published a front page expose. After a year and a half of mostly positive press since the introduction of the HECM Saver has the media pendulum swung back
People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives. That's the case when it comes to the trend toward younger reverse mortgage borrowers. But senior advocates and others see it differently...