Slowing HELOC Market Leads to More Reverse Mortgage Inquiries

Reverse mortgage originators have long heralded the benefits of reverse mortgage options for some prospects relative to home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Yet recent changes in the home equity lending environment have brought this comparison back to the forefront, and some originators are receiving even more inquiries due to individuals who are interested in […]

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 […]

JPMorgan Chase Stops Accepting HELOC Applications Due to Coronavirus Shock

In a move that has the potential to reinforce or accentuate the viability of reverse mortgages for some, JPMorgan Chase 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 […]