Nationwide Equities Brings EquityPower Jumbo Reverse Mortgage to New York

Nationwide Equities has announced the availability of its proprietary EquityPower reverse mortgage in the state of New York. The product was approved by the state’s Department of Financial Services this week, following Nationwide Equities’ application for approval many months ago. “Now we are the second lender in the state to offer a private reverse mortgage,” […]

Fox Business: Reverse Mortgages — Who Benefits?

Finances are top of mind for many Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Fox Business in a brief news item this week, and some may consider reverse mortgages. The article is very brief when it comes to details, but asks the question as to who benefits, and includes a comment National Reverse […]

1st Nations Reverse Hires Ken Krajewski as Head of Reverse Mortgage Lending

Southfield, Michigan-based 1st Nations Reverse Mortgage announced this week that the company has hired industry veteran Ken Krajewski as head of reverse mortgage lending. The company, which offers reverse mortgages through both wholesale and retail channels is a division of Midwest Loan Solutions. “The addition of passionate and highly qualified reverse mortgage specialists to their […]

FHA Extends Relaxed Appraisal Requirements, Foreclosure Moratorium Through June

The Federal Housing Administration today announced it is extending its relaxed appraisal requirements for most FHA-ensured loans originated during the coronavirus national emergency. The extension, announced in Mortgagee Letter 2020-14 runs through June 30. Previously, the allowance for desktop and curbside appraisals was in place through May 17, per ML 2020-05 published in late March. […]

CFPB, HUD and FHFA Launch COVID-19 Consumer Housing Website

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), today announced the launch of a new website to help homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The site offers resources to help mortgage holders and renters find relief in cases […]

Brian Montgomery Confirmed as HUD Deputy Secretary

After serving the role of Federal Housing Administration Commissioner since June 2018, Brian Montgomery was today confirmed by the Senate as Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary. He was nominated to the position full time by President Donald Trump in October 2019. At the time, he held the role of acting deputy secretary […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Provide “Lifeline” During Crisis

Reverse mortgage applications are up during a time when many senior homeowners are looking for “lifeline” to help lessen sequence of returns risk, writes CNBC in an article published Monday. Further, some advisors are taking a second look at this option for their clients. “With coronavirus shutdowns wreaking havoc on the global economy, investment portfolios […]

New Research Finds Key Areas Where Consumers See Financial Advisor Value

Financial advisors, who are receiving an influx of first-time inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic according to recent reports, are perceived to have varying levels of value among those consumers who seek their expertise, new research shows. That value can depend on very basic elements of the relationship, such as how often an advisor meets with […]