FHA Commissioner: Reverse Mortgage Program Should Be Removed from MMIF

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program continues to lose money for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and likely needs to be removed from the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) in order to stop forward mortgage borrowers from subsidizing their reverse mortgage counterparts. This is according to newly-installed FHA Commissioner Dana Wade, speaking with a […]

U.S. Department of Justice Files Complaint Against Reverse Mortgage Company

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a complaint against a reverse mortgage company for allegedly forging certifications and using unqualified underwriters to approve Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loans originated between 2008 and 2010. Nutter Home Loans (formerly known as James B. Nutter & Co.) allegedly undertook these […]

The Street: Reverse Mortgages Can Increase Cash Flow During Gray Divorce

Divorce is an often painful, difficult process no matter when it’s decided on as a solution, but the difficulty and complexity of the process can increase significantly for those at or near retirement. If a senior is facing the prospect of a divorce and can consequently run into issues related to cash flow, a reverse […]

HUD Secretary Carson Indicates He May Remain Beyond Trump’s Term

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dr. Ben Carson could remain working for the Trump Administration should the president be re-elected in November, according to notes which were seen by reporters during a speech he delivered in Atlanta this week. The presence of the notes was originally reported by Bloomberg. […]

CNBC: Things to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages can present a good opportunity for someone at or near retirement, but the product category comes with some pitfalls that potential borrowers should keep in mind before they think of engaging in a reverse mortgage transaction. This is according to financial columnist Liz Weston in a new article at CNBC. “If you’re thinking […]

How Alternative Equity Products Interact with the Reverse Mortgage Industry

In terms of the available options that consumers have to tap into their home equity, so far the paths toward that goal are relatively isolated to something like a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) or a reverse mortgage, either proprietary or a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). While that is […]

Forbes: Home Equity Tapping Options After Home Value Rises

For many people who have seen their home values rise during this low rate environment and additional activity in some regional real estate markets, some may be asking questions about what they can do to take advantage of these changes if they own a home. Taking equity out of the home is one such option, […]