Overall reverse mortgage industry volume fell 7.4% in October 2009, coming in at 8,772 units, bringing YTD volume to 95,902 according to data from Reverse Market Insight. Below is a list of the top HECM lenders through October 2009 and be sure to take a look at the commentary and link below which goes into more detail.
- The Top 10 lenders accounted for 3,845 endorsements in the month, or just under 44% of the volume.
- The number of active lenders in the industry has grown 8.7% vs 2008 levels. We have three HUD regions where the endorsement growth actually outpaced the change in active lenders, a refreshing change for the incumbents. Leading the way in this was the New York/New Jersey region, having 29% Year over Year endorsement growth vs. 15.4% active lender growth. (Pacific/Hawaii and Northwest/Alaska were the other two regions with positive endorsement/lender growth deltas).
- The "New Lenders by Month" chart on the bottom of page 4 reflects the steady decline we’ve had in the number of new lenders entering the industry.
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