Bankrate: Low Interest Rates Fuel Renewed Reverse Mortgage Appeal

As the mortgage rate environment and the finances of seniors have gained renewed focus during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, so too has the interest in and potential value proposition of tapping home equity to create cash flow with a reverse mortgage. This is according to a new column published at Bankrate. “Although there are costs […]

3 Tips for Reverse Mortgage Originators to Connect With Financial Planners

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 […]

How the Pandemic is Leading More Financial Planners to Reverse Mortgages

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 […]

NerdWallet: Reverse Mortgages Can Be ‘Relief Valve’ for Bear Markets

Reverse mortgages aren’t cheap for seniors and should be avoided particularly for short-term needs, but recent research has identified an effective use of the product concept for those who have investments during volatile periods of market activity. This is according to Liz Weston, a certified financial planner and finance expert at NerdWallet. “Stay-at-home orders may […]

Financial Planners: Chase’s HELOC Pause Could Give Reverse Mortgages an Advantage

Last week, JPMorgan Chase announced that it has temporarily halted acceptance of applications for home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) due to the ongoing economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, specifically the combined impacts of rising rates of unemployment and initial projections that home prices could fall. The exit of a major financial institution […]

Pfau: Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit Can Protect Against Economic Shock

The reverse mortgage line of credit can be a major tool for those at or near retirement to weather the economic shock of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, particularly because sequence of returns risk amplifies investment volatility. If a retiree has a reverse mortgage in place to draw from while the market remains volatile, then they […]

The RMD Podcast #11: Dr. Wade Pfau

The RMD Podcast is back amidst the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and RMD Editor Chris Clow is joined by Dr. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services and founder of RetirementResearcher.com, to discuss how reverse mortgages can be incorporated into a senior’s retirement plans in the wake of the […]

Coronavirus, Bear Market May Renew Reverse Mortgage Viability Among Financial Planners

While reverse mortgage products have always had reputational hurdles to overcome, one of the oft-repeated ways that product educators and industry professionals have cited in an attempt to appeal to financial planners is by using a reverse mortgage – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or otherwise – to avoid sequence of returns risk. That way, […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Can Buffer Coronavirus’s Economic Shock

COVID-19, the so-called coronavirus which has sparked concerns of a global epidemic after spreading into multiple countries, has introduced additional volatility to the U.S. stock market as investors raise concerns over the effects the spread of the virus might have on the American economy. For retirees, there are steps that can be taken to try […]