Nationwide Equities Brings EquityPower Jumbo Reverse Mortgage to New York

Nationwide Equities has announced the availability of its proprietary EquityPower reverse mortgage in the state of New York. The product was approved by the state’s Department of Financial Services this week, following Nationwide Equities’ application for approval many months ago. “Now we are the second lender in the state to offer a private reverse mortgage,” […]

Nationwide Equities Raises Loan Limits for EquityPower Jumbo Program

While some lenders active in the proprietary reverse mortgage market have recently pared down on their jumbo loan offerings, Nationwide Equities has rolled out an expansion of its EquityPower program, now with a loan limit of $6 million. Previously, the EquityPower was available for loan amounts up to $4 million, following the product’s launch in […]

Sanitized Docs and Curbside Signings: How the Reverse Mortgage Closing is Changing

Because of the federal regulations regarding reverse mortgage closings, this important component of the transaction is one that requires in-person meetings and verifications that may be made more difficult by the active social distancing and virus mitigation guidelines in effect due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the current situation has created a series of […]

Mortgage Professor: Reverse Mortgage Misuse Protections Have Resulted in ‘Disaster’

The various rules that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has put into place in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program have been very problematic, resulting in HECM reverse mortgages serving primarily as a standalone financial product as opposed to a single component of a larger retirement plan. This is according to Jack Guttentag, aka […]

Class Valuation Launches Borrower App to Show Home Interior During Alternative Appraisals

In light of the Federal Housing Administration’s recent shift to allowing desktop and “drive-by” appraisals for FHA-insured mortgages during the coronavirus crisis, national appraisal management company Class Valuation is launching an app to aid both borrowers and appraisers. The app, INvision YourHome™, is a mobile-based platform that allows homeowners to share interior photos and property […]

Longbridge Announces Platinum Changes, Commitment to Private Reverse Mortgages

Longbridge Financial is making a series of changes to its “Platinum” line of proprietary reverse mortgages which will affect all of its variations, including a new maximum lending limit, a new minimum home value, modified loan-to-value (LTV) ratios, and a new minimum FICO credit score. There are also changes being made specifically to the fixed-rate […]

Nationwide Taps ReverseVision Private Program to Support EquityPower Launch

Reverse mortgage technology platform ReverseVision announced that Nationwide Equities launched its new proprietary reverse mortgage product, “EquityPower,” with the help of ReverseVision private program support. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Nationwide anticipates that a proprietary reverse mortgage line of business will better position them amidst rising levels of unemployment and stock […]