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of protections in place for non-borrowing spouses (NBS), oftentimes including information that is either incomplete, out-of-date or both.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 […]

FAR Adds Proprietary HomeSafe Select Product in Florida

Finance of America Reverse (FAR), the number two reverse mortgage lender according to June origination data, has added its proprietary HomeSafe Select product to its suite of offerings in the state of Florida, the company announced Monday. This marks the first expansion of the product’s availability beyond just the state of California, and also makes […]

The Closure of Live Well Financial: The Story So Far

Once one of the top 10 reverse mortgage lenders by volume, the closure of Live Well Financial was as swift as it was unexpected. While the dust has yet to completely settle on this story, numerous legal proceedings extending out of the closure and ongoing investigations by financial regulators and federal law enforcement have further […]

HUD Offers More Reverse Mortgage Pools for Sale

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has publicly announced its intention to sell multiple pools of approximately 1,500 reverse mortgage loans that are secured by properties with loan values in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This is according to a notice posted in the Federal Register last week. “This notice announces HUD’s […]

ReverseVision Launches Marketing Partnership to Drive Reverse Business

Through a new partnership with widespread mortgage marketing platform Total Expert, reverse mortgage origination technology developer ReverseVision is expanding the reach of reverse mortgages. “The partnership is a fantastic start. It shows our direction and is just one illustration of the potential to exploit our growing set of integration APIs,” says Wendy Peel, ReverseVision VP […]

Ditech Names Successful Bidder for RMS

After engaging in a court-supervised sale process for the stock and assets of Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS), parent company Ditech Holding Corporation has notified the presiding bankruptcy court that the bidders for both RMS and Ditech’s forward mortgage business have been successful, according to a report at Bankrupt Company News. This has resulted in the […]

How Professionals Can Avoid Reverse Mortgage Sales Surprises

Over the past 30 years, the reverse mortgage industry has gone through an abundance of change. In fact, the reverse mortgage of today looks quite different from the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage that was first introduced in the late 1980s. Whether discussing the abundance of new regulations introduced by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or […]

PRMI Launches Reverse Mortgage-Exclusive Retail Branch, Eyes National Expansion

With an eye toward national expansion, Salt Lake City, Utah-based Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) has opened its first consumer-direct retail branch focused solely on reverse mortgages. The branch, based in Owings Mills, Md., and led by PRMI’s Reverse Mortgage Division Manager Steven Sless, is the first for the company that will deal exclusively with […]

New York’s New Reverse Mortgage Bill: What You Need to Know

A new reverse mortgage bill poised to become law in New York stands to change the way reverse mortgage professionals do business in the state. The bill, passed by the State Assembly in May and now awaiting the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo, takes sweeping aim at what it calls “deceptive practices,” requiring lenders to […]

Forbes: How Proprietary Reverse Mortgages Could Overtake HECMs in 2019

The future of the proprietary reverse mortgage market could be coming a lot sooner than some people think, since it’s entirely possible that the recent propagation of new, private alternatives to the federal government’s long-standing Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program could be eclipsed by private alternatives as soon as this year. This is according […]