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Lower Interest Rates Quelling Effects of Oct. 2017 Reverse Mortgage Changes

The current reverse mortgage rate environment may not completely eliminate the impact of October 2017’s notorious changes to principal limit factors (PLFs), but it is certainly diminishing them, says a prominent reverse mortgage educator. After sharing with RMD a favorable change in reverse mortgage rates at the beginning of the summer, things have only managed […]

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Non-emergency 911 Calls Highlight Aging in Place Struggles

An influx of non-emergency 911 calls across the state of Tennessee is straining the resources of area first-responders, showing that there’s progress to be made in terms of allowing more seniors to age in place. According to a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tennessee State Rep. Mike Carter (R) says he wants to […]

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HUD Issues Mortgagee Letter for Guidance on Condo Approvals

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new Mortgagee Letter (ML) late Wednesday offering procedures that mortgagees must follow for single-unit approval case number assignments. “This Mortgagee Letter provides interim instructions, pending changes being made to FHA systems, for the upcoming process of obtaining an FHA case number for a Unit in […]

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RMD Report: Reverse Mortgage Industry Sees Big Potential in New Condo Rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week announced a new process for condominium approvals, effective October 15, which will expand FHA financing for qualified first time homebuyers as well as seniors looking to age in place, allowing those seniors to engage in reverse mortgage loans for single condominium units. While HUD and […]

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Housing Price Gains Continue Cooling in Metro Areas

Housing price gains continue to cool as we progress further into 2019, with year-over-year appreciation rates showing a notable drop across the country. Two of the most expensive metro areas in the country also show signs of a decreasing rate of appreciation, according to data compiled by mortgage resource HSH.com. In the 50 most populous […]

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Tips for Helping Financially, Emotionally Distressed Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

One of the advantages of a reverse mortgage product is the versatility with which it can be employed by a borrower. While the product can often be used to help ease the financial situation of a needs-based borrower who is house rich and cash poor, it can also be used by a pool of more […]

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Urban Institute: Share of Homeowners With a Mortgage Drops to 13-year Low

The share of homeowners who maintain a traditional forward mortgage is at 62.9 percent, accounting for the lowest level of such homeowners since at least 2005. This is in spite of the fact that the household-owned value of the housing market in the United States is at a record high of $26.12 trillion, and that […]

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Industry Veteran: Resilience, Evolution Needed for Reverse Mortgage Success

Not many people in the reverse mortgage industry today can say that they’ve been in the business for a quarter-century without a name change. One company that can lay claim to this is Novato, Calif.-based Bay Docs, LLC and its founder, president and CEO Megen Lawler. That’s not to say that the entirety of the […]

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Senior Living Survey: 61 Percent of Adults Want to Age in Place

Americans are retaining a strong desire to age in place, as opposed to moving into some kind of assisted living arrangement. 61 percent of surveyed Americans said they want to age in place at their current home, even if they have to live alone. This is according to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf […]

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Origins: Embracing Change, Controlling the Narrative of Reverse Mortgages

For a lot of reverse mortgage originators, the story of their careers often begins in the traditional, forward mortgage space before finding a new home in reverse. From there, paths can take a number of different routes concerning how an originator chooses to appeal to and connect with a base of borrowers, and how best […]

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