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 […]

Industry Expert: What USA Today Got Wrong About Reverse Mortgages

Even before USA Today published an article this month taking aim at reverse mortgages and the associated industry’s practices, the news outlet had previously published articles that relate caution to its readers concerning the idea of engaging in a reverse transaction. One such article was posted back in April, and a prominent industry expert has […]

HUD: Reverse Mortgage Program Remains Stable in Q2

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its Q2 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Single-Family Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund Programs report to Congress, which details that the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is continuing a predicted trend of overall budget positivity as predicted by a budget proposal earlier this year. According […]

FHA Commissioner Talks HECM Program Health, Second Appraisals

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is a unique hybrid of the public and private sectors, with a great deal of interest directed toward the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) who set the policies by which that program operates. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

U.S. House Contemplates CFPB Reform Bill

The United States House of Representatives is contemplating the passage of a bill designed to roll back limitations placed on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during the tenure of acting director Mick Mulvaney, according to a report in The Hill.Mulvaney, who was replaced upon the confirmation of the Bureau’s current director Kathleen L. Kraninger […]

Local Spotlight: Reverse Mortgages in the Mid-Atlantic

Last August, the Mid-Atlantic region of the country outpaced all other regions in loan originations with a 28.2 percent increase in growth over the previous month, according to Reverse Market Insight. But have originators throughout the area continued to build on that momentum? Regional Stats: Total Mid-Atlantic Population: 57.3 million (U.S. Census)Senior Population (Ages 65 […]

Jimmy Fallon Cracks Reverse Mortgage Joke On Biden Campaign

Comedian Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue on Thursday’s edition of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” often takes shots at daily news headlines, and when discussing the recently-announced 2020 presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, the comedian noted visual similarities between Biden’s campaign announcement video and common television advertising from the reverse mortgage industry. After pulling […]

What Originators Should Know About Taxes and Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

Reverse mortgage originators are not typically in a position to answer tax questions from their clients, but that doesn’t mean borrowers won’t have tax questions to ask, and it can help for originators to know where to point borrowers for the information they will need should those questions arise. While the following information could be […]

HUD Budget Shows Positivity for Reverse Mortgage Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, released this week by the Trump Administration, shows positivity in the agency’s reverse mortgage book of business. The FY 2020 Budget appendix scored the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program with a negative credit subsidy equal to -.08 percent, which […]