Time/NextAdvisor: Know Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons Before Getting One

A senior considering a reverse mortgage loan should consider all the potential risks and rewards in equal measure before deciding whether or not to get such a loan. This is according to a new column by personal finance columnist Joe Cortez at NextAdvisor, as published by Time. “Fear of COVID infection at nursing home facilities […]

Forbes: Why Reverse Mortgages Can Help Against Property Value Risk

For someone looking for a hedge against property value risk, a senior may not need to look any further than a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-sponsored Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan. This is according to Jack Guttentag, aka the “Mortgage Professor,” in a new column published by Forbes. Tied to the motivation for someone to […]

Academy for Home Equity Releases Model Reverse Mortgage Compliance Language for Financial Planners

The Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning (AHE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has released a new publication, proposing guidance language for broker-dealers and investment advisory firms to use to help govern planners’ interactions with reverse mortgage products. The publication — featuring contributions from people including Dr. Craig Lemoine, Betty Meredith CFA, Dr. […]

With New Social Security Guides, RMF Hopes Education Leads to Reverse Mortgage Consideration

Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has announced the availability of two new, digital Social Security guides for 2021. One is designed to help consumers maximize retirement benefits, while the second aims to support planning professionals in better serving the long-term financial goals of their clients. By spearheading education on this important topic for retirees, it […]