RMD Report: Sources of 2020 Optimism for the Reverse Mortgage Industry

In spite of declined reverse mortgage endorsements observed in calendar year 2019, the reverse mortgage industry continues to feel general optimism for the trajectory of the business in the early days of 2020. Sources of general optimism include the increasing prevalence of proprietary reverse mortgage products, the signing of new financial legislation and a generally […]

An Update on Reverse Mortgage Second Appraisals

Second appraisals on Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) transactions under the recently-extended collateral risk assessment (CRA) rule are largely unchanged from figures shared earlier in the year, though have appeared to tick slightly downward. This is according to data from a valuation professional and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). “The latest data indicates […]

How Professionals Can Avoid Reverse Mortgage Sales Surprises

Over the past 30 years, the reverse mortgage industry has gone through an abundance of change. In fact, the reverse mortgage of today looks quite different from the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage that was first introduced in the late 1980s. Whether discussing the abundance of new regulations introduced by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or […]

Reverse Mortgage Sales Pros Discuss Effective Marketing Practices

A panel of experienced reverse mortgage sales professionals discussed a series of effective marketing methods that have led to success in appealing to clients across a number of different reverse mortgage product types when asked about challenges they have overcome in making sales. This was part of a discussion among the sales professionals that took […]

Reverse Mortgage Professionals Talk Modern Sales Challenges

A reduced number of qualifying borrowers, adjusting to Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program changes and overcoming objections: these are just some of the challenges in the current sales climate discussed by experienced reverse mortgage professionals in a roundtable discussion, which took place at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Eastern Regional Meeting in […]

New Data Reveals Slight Increase in Second Appraisal Cases

A new analysis of second appraisals on Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) transactions under the new collateral risk assessment rule reveals that the overall frequency has jumped 5 percentage points to 26 percent from October 2018 to February 2019. This is according to data presented by valuation professionals at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association […]