LIBOR Restriction Delay Decided With Reverse Mortgage Industry Input, Originators React

This week, the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) announced that it had delayed a previously-declared January 1, 2021 restriction on the eligibility of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) for adjustable rate loans operating off of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index to March 1, 2021. The delay for originators […]

Reverse Mortgage Lending Limit Rise Could Help Needs-Based High Value Homeowners

Reverse mortgage borrowers who have higher value homes and may still find themselves in an economically difficult situation may see the increase in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) lending limit as a very helpful occurrence in the new year, according to one originator. Remaining 2020 reverse mortgage business around the country is also expected […]

Reverse Mortgage Originators: 2021 Lending Limit Encouraging, Changes Still Possible

The increase of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) lending limit to $822,375 in 2021 will prove to be a boon to opportunities available in the industry, allowing for originators to serve borrowers with higher value properties while also giving the reverse mortgage product category more prominence in the lending space. However, lending limits higher […]

Originator Tips: Forward Lessons and Realtor C.E. Can Help Conquer Reverse Mortgage Misinformation

While comparatively lesser-used than traditional forward mortgages, reverse mortgages contain significant challenges for loan originators who are seeking out success based primarily on that specific product category. Success is not entirely elusive for reverse mortgage loan originators, however, but it requires overcoming a series of unique hurdles and challenges that are often not present on […]

How the Pandemic Has Changed Reverse Mortgage Business Priorities, Dynamics

Characterizing the heightened reverse mortgage business activity which is taking place during the pandemic is not universal to every region or professional in the country, but taking a look at measurements of business volume – including Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsement data and HECM-backed Securities (HMBS) issuance – does indicate that the business has […]

The RMD Podcast #17: Christina Harmes Hika, Loan Originator at C2 Reverse

The RMD Podcast returns to talk about the “new normal” origination environment with Christina Harmes Hika, reverse mortgage loan originator with C2 Reverse in San Diego, Calif. The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have the chance to change the reverse mortgage industry forever, and Christina describes for RMD Editor Chris Clow how she has […]

Tech Brings Forward and Reverse Mortgages Closer Together, Expanding Opportunity

As the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the reverse mortgage industry to more quickly embrace new kinds of technologies in order to continue efficiently keeping the business moving, the additional benefit that comes with that transition is that operational processes are being brought more closely in-line with the way the traditional, forward mortgage space operates. This […]