When keeping in mind the pros and cons of a home equity line of credit, one financial planner and industry participant describe how a reverse mortgage could be a better choice for some seniors.
The reverse mortgage industry has made several recent efforts to appeal to the financial planner community, and RMD updates the industry on those from FAR, Fairway, CrossCountry Mortgage and the Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning.
Home equity can help provide a path to a more secure retirement in light of increasing senior home equity, and rising retirement instability according to a new column at The Street.
The Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning (AHE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has released a new publication, proposing guidance language for broker-dealers and investment advisory firms to use to help govern planners’ interactions with reverse mortgage products. The publication — featuring contributions from people including Dr. Craig Lemoine, Betty Meredith CFA, Dr. […]
The Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) recently conducted a survey of financial planners, gauging their thoughts about recommending reverse mortgage products to their clients. The findings of the study were presented by Dr. Craig Lemoine, director of the financial planning program at UIUC and executive director […]
If a borrower elects to make voluntary payments on a reverse mortgage’s interest to manage its compounding, there can be positive tax benefits for the borrower who is seeking to manage their retirement finances by the use of home equity through a reverse mortgage. This is according to Shelley Giordano, co-founder of the Academy for […]
Financial planners account for significant potential as reverse mortgage referral partners due to the clients they have access to, and the steps those clients take to strategically employ their assets for their own financial security. That’s why reverse mortgage loan originators would do well to observe some key realities related to how they can forge […]
While there are some restrictions placed upon financial planners by broker dealers and investment advisor firms in terms of discussing reverse mortgage options with clients, another element that may get in the way of reverse mortgage solutions being presented is adequate education and awareness of how the product category can be leveraged as a tool […]
While the relationship between financial planner professionals and the reverse mortgage industry is evolving in a positive direction, there are still a number of things that the reverse industry can and should observe when aiming to facilitate connections with those planners as potential referral partners. This is according to a trio of financial experts discussing […]
For those Americans over the age of 62 who have recently seen the values of their retirement accounts shaken by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the ability for a reverse mortgage to take some pressure off of individuals and their accounts should not be overlooked. This is according to a column appearing […]