Originators Point to Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Originators don’t tend to see these products as threatening, but more traditional reverse mortgages may have another key advantage: borrower safety. The […]

Active 55+ Communities Present Growing Reverse Mortgage Opportunity

Lifestyle communities for residents over the age of 55 can be popular retirement locations for seniors, with a whole host of regular activities, encouragement of an active lifestyle and engagement with people from a senior’s own generation. On top of the benefits to potential residents, builder confidence in age-restricted 55-plus housing ended 2018 on a […]

For Reverse Mortgage Originators, Government Shutdown is Business as Usual

Although new endorsements of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) have been halted due to the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, reverse mortgage originators are largely conducting business as usual in spite of the gridlock plaguing Washington, D.C. Certain FHA services related to pre-existing HECM loans will still be available during the shutdown, […]