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Reverse Mortgage Rates – January 13, 2009

The average 10-year Treasury rate rose by 24 bp last week, but today, Monday the 12th, the 10-year Treasury went down to 2.31%. We’re still in territory where the Principal Limit is maxed out, and the SFSA and tenure conversion factors are the only things moving with rates. Higher rates and margins mean more money since higher rates give higher SFSA’s.

This week, all Treasury-based HECM’s with a margin of +308 or less will pay the HECM maximum Principal Limit. Ditto for LIBOR-based HECM’s with margins of +286 or less.  Next Monday is a holiday, so expect our next update on Tuesday the 20th. Here are this week’s rates.


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