CNBC: Average FICO Credit Score Reaches All-Time High

After reaching an all-time low of 686 in in late 2009, the average national credit score has reached 706 for the first time ever. This is according to FICO, the developer of one of the most commonly used scores, and based on original reporting by CNBC. Typically ranging from a low of 300 to a […]

Rising Senior Debt Levels are Concerning Researchers

While more seniors today are embracing more active lifestyles and generally working longer, academics conducting research into the lives of modern older Americans are also recording an increasing trend in seniors’ embrace of debt, which has both financial consequences while also raising mental health concerns. “The median total consumer debt of households headed by someone […]

The Inverted Yield Curve’s Potential Effects on Reverse Mortgages

The U.S. stock market fell sharply on Wednesday in response to an “inverted yield curve.” Historically, economists have seen this as a telltale sign that an economic recession is likely to transpire. “On Wednesday, the U.S. stock market tumbled after a reliable predictor of looming recessions flashed for the first time since the 2008 financial […]

[Webinar] Expanding Reverse Mortgage Market Opportunities with Proprietary Products

As more and more borrowers pursue proprietary reverse mortgages in addition to traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, originators need to be aware of the full reverse mortgage product landscape—or face being left behind. This complimentary webinar, sponsored by Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC and developed by RMD, will explore how reverse mortgage originators can position proprietary […]

The RMD Podcast #4: Gary M. Singer, Real Estate Attorney

In the fourth episode of The RMD Podcast, we speak to a board-certified real estate attorney about the importance of referral partnerships. Gary M. Singer operates out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has written on the topic of reverse mortgages in both regional and national publications. He finds a lot of value in the proposition […]

Ditech Sale Timing Uncertain Pending RMS Woes

On the heels of issues related to Ditech Holding Corporation’s planned sale of Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS), real estate investment company New Residential Investment Firm says that legal concerns affecting Ditech could impact the deal closing. New Residential (NYSE: NRZ) disclosed Q2 2019 earnings on Tuesday, adding a note of caution concerning its plans to […]

New York Attorney General Files Suit Against Ditech, Investigates RMS

Following recent resistance from Bank of America on a deal to sell Reverse Mortgage Solutions, RMS parent company Ditech Holding Corp. is now being sued by New York’s Attorney General in an effort to stop the sale. Her office calls the proposed sale an “attempted end-run around statutory protections for homeowners,” which includes reverse mortgage […]

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 […]