Reverse Mortgage Rates – August 19, 2008

Good news: This week, all Treasury-based HECM’s with a margin of +165 or less will pay the HECM maximum benefits. Ditto for LIBOR-based HECM’s with margins of +92 or less. Using these margins, the initial note rate on a LIBOR HECM will be 44 bp less than that on a Treasury HECM.

The rates of today are:



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  • I’m curious to know if you have any idea of what percentage of reverse mortgages are being written at these minimum CMT 165 or less, or the Libor 92 or less?

    If you do have these #’s, either nationally and/or regionally, could you please publish them in your next update?


    Tom Prince

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