Non-Borrowing Spouse Scenario Sheds Light on Reverse Mortgage Misunderstandings

Multiple high-profile news articles that have appeared in different media outlets this year have highlighted the continued difficulties faced by the reverse mortgage industry in terms of protections in place for non-borrowing spouses (NBS), oftentimes including information that is either incomplete, out-of-date or both. Two reverse mortgage industry experts offer their perspectives on this issue […]

USA Today Investigates Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures, Evictions

A new in-depth investigation on foreclosure actions related to reverse mortgages published late Tuesday by USA Today paints a bleak picture surrounding the activities and practices of the reverse mortgage industry, but also relates some questionable and out-of-date information in key areas highlighted by the investigation, according to industry participants who spoke with RMD. The […]

Forbes: Finding a Quality Reverse Mortgage Lender

Personal referrals from financial advisors, friends or family, speaking with more than one lender and knowing what red flags to look out for can all be key elements to help a potential borrower find a quality reverse mortgage lender to help them plan out their financial future in retirement. This is according to Dr. Wade […]

Forbes: Possible Risks That Come With a Reverse Mortgage

Following up on a previous article detailing some possible reverse mortgage risks, there are four additional risks that a potential borrower should be aware of before entering into a reverse mortgage transaction. This is according to Dr. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services, in a piece at Forbes. […]

Yahoo Finance: Answer These 5 Questions Before Getting a Reverse Mortgage

Characterizing reverse mortgages as “misunderstood,” a new article that aims to answer five key questions for potential borrowers before making a decision about engaging in a reverse mortgage transaction has been published by Yahoo Finance, and authored by personal finance publication MoneyWise. “You keep title to your home. The bank collects on the loan when […]

Funding Longevity Task Force Gets New Name and Home, Adds Karin Hill

The organization previously known as the Funding Longevity Task Force, which had recently moved out of the American College of Financial Services, has found a new home with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), along with a new identity created to more closely align with the academic nature of its mission. The organization, now […]

Forbes: Defining the Risks of a Reverse Mortgage

Some of the biggest risks inherent in a reverse mortgage transaction include the complexities of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program allowing for instances of misunderstanding, problems that can arise when someone is unable to pay, and inaccurate perceptions concerning what the loan repayment structure looks like. This is according to Dr. Wade Pfau, […]

U.S. News: How and Why to Refinance a Reverse Mortgage

Refinancing an existing reverse mortgage into a new and potentially better one could be an option that works for some senior homeowners, but it’s not a universally good solution for everyone. This is according to a new article at U.S. News & World Report by personal finance and business contributor Rebecca Lake. Not only would […]

Affluent Seniors Show Growing Interest in Reverse Mortgages

When asked to serve as a sponsor at a recent retirement strategies event hosted by TheStreet, Finance of America Reverse (FAR) saw a unique opportunity to discuss ways in which home equity could be implemented into retirement strategies. What FAR Vice President of Retirement Strategies Steve Resch did not expect, however, was the positivity he […]