Financial Wellness High on Boomer Bucket Lists

95 percent of surveyed Americans revealed that they have some kind of list of financial goals and other experiences they wish to have before passing on, otherwise known as a “bucket list.” 66 percent of respondents have something on that list that they plan to accomplish within the next year of their lives, and 21 […]

HighTechLending Aims to Build on January Volume Spike

While most lenders saw reverse mortgage volume fall in January, one among the top-10 saw a notable increase in closings. As noted in Department of Housing and Urban Development data released in January and analyzed by Reverse Market Insight (RMI) earlier this month, HighTechLending (HTL) saw a notable 513 percent jump to 49 loans, an […]

Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Exhausting their money is the […]

HECM Financial Assessment Streamlined With FHA Policy Shift

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has issued a new mortgagee letter offering policy guidance on practices concerning the use of Third Party Verification (TPV) services as an alternative for authenticating employment, income or assets of potential borrowers. In Mortgagee Letter 19-01, released by the agency on Friday, FHA revises documentation requirements for the financial assessment […]

Confronting Four Reverse Mortgage Misconceptions

An opponent of reverse mortgage products recently wrote two columns at Forbes discussing reasons that the business should be avoided, and that potential borrowers searching for ways to fund their retirements would be better served by exploring other financial options. RMD reached out to Professor Teresa Ghilarducci from The New School’s department of economics to […]

Harvard Business Review: How Retirement Can Change Your Identity

Studies show that people who are able to afford a full retirement – and who will also be healthy enough to enjoy it – are generally much happier in retirement since their working life is behind them, and they can instead spend their time doing the things they enjoy doing. However, when a critical component […]

Programming Note: RMD Presidents’ Day Weekend Schedule

Thank you once more to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s dedicated base of readers for a great start to 2019’s coverage over the past couple of months! As a reminder, RMD’s Chicago headquarters will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Our normal posting schedule and daily email will resume on the morning […]

Forbes: Tax Issues Surrounding Reverse Mortgage Repayment

Once a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) comes due, there are certain options that are available to the relevant borrowing parties when repaying the loan’s balance, but they also come with their own tax implications. This is according to Dr. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services and a […]

Abandoning the ‘Wild West:’ How Financial Advisors are Evolving on Reverse Mortgages

Evidence continues to mount concerning an evolving relationship between the reverse mortgage industry and fiduciarily responsible financial advisors. While there is still a stigma surrounding reverse mortgage products for a lot of those offering financial advice to their clients, RMD has seen evidence of forward momentum on the part of some organizations becoming increasingly willing […]

Lenders Aim to Make Private Reverse Mortgages Available in More States

Private alternatives to the government-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) are becoming more popular — particularly for people with high-value properties — and have been seen by some in the reverse mortgage industry as a possible factor that could save the business from generally reduced volume, and the still-felt impact of October 2017’s changes to […]