April 2021 proved to be a generally strong month for the reverse mortgage business, in spite of a very slight reduction in HECM volume. Still, one analyst cautions against excessive refinances on newly-originated HECMs.
Both reverse mortgage endorsement volume and HMBS issuance recorded increases in March, on the heels of positive HECM program news in the MMI Fund. RMD speaks with an industry analyst about these developments.
The end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, slated for the end of this year, requires urgent action and collaboration between the public and private sectors. Though LIBOR has previously been described by financial analysts as “the world’s most important number,” there is some limitation to its reach. That does not diminish the […]
Described as an “autumn surprise” in the opening remarks of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo by association president Steve Irwin, the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index and toward the Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) index is a pronounced disruption to the operations of the […]
The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) has announced new restrictions on the eligibility of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) for adjustable rate loans operating off of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, effective for all HMBS issuances dated on or after January 1, 2021, nearly a year ahead of […]
The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $859 million in August as both recovered capital markets and lower interest rates continue to strengthen new production, marking a “banner month” as HMBS issuers continued to see pronounced new production totals. This is according to publicly available Ginnie Mae data and private […]
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic had a pronounced effect on reverse mortgage capital markets shortly after the White House announced a national emergency related to the pandemic in March, but the markets have continued to recover. That’s not to say that the industry shouldn’t remain vigilant, however. This is according to Dan Ribler, director at real […]
In spite of the prevailing perception that Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) issuers feared big draws on HECM lines of credit in March in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency in the United States, data released by the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) does not reflect that as […]
Reverse mortgage capital markets were not spared from the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shortly after a national emergency was declared in the United States. However, new data on secondary market trading of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed securities (HMBS) appears to be showing increasing signs of stability, potentially signaling that additional stability […]
Pricing for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loans has been fluctuating in recent days due to the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with reverse mortgage brokers and originators reporting drops in both basis points and in investor activity related to the trading of bonds and other financial products. Proprietary product pricing is also reportedly […]