How Technology Can Normalize and Expand the Reverse Mortgage Industry

At a time when reverse mortgage lenders are finding themselves with a broad, more robust product landscape, finding new ways to connect with borrowers and simplify the reverse mortgage process becomes increasingly important. With additional product options comes new ways for technology to play a part in multiple levels of the business, and reverse mortgage […]

Habitat for Humanity Extends to Aging in Place Assistance in Georgia

A grant program for seniors in the Columbus, Ga. area gives older residents a new avenue to explore for receiving critical repairs and upgrades to their homes in order to age in place, provided by long standing non-profit housing advocacy organization Habitat for Humanity. The program, called “Continuing Hope,” allows senior homeowners with adequate insurance […]

Programming Note: Happy Presidents’ Day from RMD

Thank you once more to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s dedicated base of readers for helping to provide a great start to 2020’s industry coverage over the past couple of months! As a reminder, RMD’s Chicago headquarters will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Our normal posting schedule and daily email will […]

Trump Budget Sheds Light on Reverse Mortgage ‘Wish List’

While FHA officials have indicated that further changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program are still on the table in order to further stabilize the reverse mortgage book within the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF), no substantive changes were instituted at the end of 2019. The legislative and provisional proposals outlined in the […]

Yahoo Finance: Reverse Mortgages as Alternative to Long-Term Care Insurance

When attempting to anticipate long-term care needs, the process can be intimidating because of the cost involved. That cost may naturally lead a senior to look for alternative sources of funding for specific long-term care (LTC) needs, and a reverse mortgage may be one such alternative for seniors in a specific situation. This is according […]

Private Reverse Mortgages: What Products Borrowers Are Using Most

Due in no small part to 2017’s reductions in principal limit factors (PLFs) as well as the institution of a collateral risk assessment sometimes requiring a second property appraisal, the reverse mortgage industry has been very active in seeking to find potential alternatives to the government-sponsored Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. One of the […]

Unison: Senior Retirement Goals Unclear, Savings Insufficient

Nearly half of American homeowners, at 48%, say they plan to retire sometime in their 60s. An additional 9% plan to do so during their 50s, and 22% plan on their 70s. 5%, however, say they’ll never retire, and 11% don’t know if retirement is an option for them. These are the findings of a […]

Reverse Mortgage Legislation Takes Back Seat to Washington Tumult

A series of proposed legislative and administrative changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program have not moved forward in Washington, D.C., as politicians in the nation’s capital have focused on other, more tumultuous and immediate concerns. In addition to a series of legislative and administrative proposals submitted by the […]

MarketWatch: How Reverse Mortgages Can Provide Retirement Income

Tapping home equity is often an overlooked possible source of income for those with fixed resources, and considering the home equity that seniors have access to, reverse mortgage products should be considered when coming up with a retirement funding plan. This is according to Stephen Resch, VP of retirement strategies at Finance of America Reverse […]

5 Reverse Mortgage Lenders to Look Out For in 2020

The reverse mortgage industry as a whole has had to contend with a lot of structural changes in recent years, whether coming from the federal government in the form of mandated alterations to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, or just in terms of adapting to serve a wider swath of senior clientele who […]