How Reverse Mortgages Can Streamline a Gray Divorce

Gray divorce, a term used to describe a divorce that takes place for couples over the age of 50, continues to rise in the United States. According to 2017 data compiled by the Pew Research Center, the rates of gray divorce have doubled since 1990, and the reverse mortgage industry has taken notice by viewing […]

The Fed Rate Cut: Three Areas of Reverse Mortgage Impact

Last week, the Federal Reserve announced that it would be cutting interest rates for the first time since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. The move was made in an effort to preserve the growth currently observed in the United States economy. The full effect of the rate cut is still to be determined, […]

Forbes: How Proprietary Reverse Mortgages Could Overtake HECMs in 2019

The future of the proprietary reverse mortgage market could be coming a lot sooner than some people think, since it’s entirely possible that the recent propagation of new, private alternatives to the federal government’s long-standing Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program could be eclipsed by private alternatives as soon as this year. This is according […]

Industry Expert: What USA Today Got Wrong About Reverse Mortgages

Even before USA Today published an article this month taking aim at reverse mortgages and the associated industry’s practices, the news outlet had previously published articles that relate caution to its readers concerning the idea of engaging in a reverse transaction. One such article was posted back in April, and a prominent industry expert has […]

RMD Report: A Reputational Update on the Reverse Mortgage Industry

It’s no secret to anyone that works within it that the reverse mortgage industry deals, on a regular basis, with reputational challenges that impede the ability of loan officers to connect with potential borrowers. While many of these difficulties have been persistent for years, recent developments up to and including greater acceptance of the product […]

Forbes: Warped Financial Priorities Lead to Tough Retirement for Americans

Americans place much of their focus on managing their existing debt over saving for the future, which results in their overall loss of focus on adequately saving enough money for retirement. This is according to Jamie Hopkins, director of retirement research at Carson Wealth in a piece at Forbes. “Most parents list paying down existing […]

Reverse Mortgages Could Gain Attention as Hopkins Moves to Carson Group

Financial planner, retirement income specialist and professor Jamie Hopkins has joined financial management company Carson Group as vice president of private client services and director of retirement research, as of January 1. Hopkins, a noted advocate for financial education in the retirement income space and prominent voice in the reverse mortgage community, will maintain his […]