3 Ways Divorce Impacts Reverse Mortgages

For reverse mortgage originators and counselors, dealing with clients that are either actively going through, or intend to obtain a divorce can offer a unique challenge. While sometimes a reverse mortgage transaction can actually streamline some of the processes of divorce for the couple, having one crop up during a reverse transaction can come with […]

Reverse Mortgage LOs Find Success With Unusual Marketing Moves

For many originators in the reverse mortgage business, there are a series of tried-and-true methods that can be followed for someone to find his or her next prospective borrower. Typical examples include forging relationships with trusted advisors, meeting seniors face-to-face at community centers, or becoming affiliated with local commerce organizations. Sometimes, though, originators can find […]

Origins: Taking Over Reverse Mortgages in a Corner of the Country

Bellingham, Wash. is not a town that many people have heard of. When someone from Bellingham is asked where they’re from by someone outside of Washington state, it’s usually easier to just say “Seattle” than to walk them through a geography lesson detailing the most northwestern corner of the Pacific Northwest. Brandi Braley Situated roughly […]

RMD Report: Originators Sense Turnaround Underway for Reverse Mortgages

On the heels of the lowest annual reverse mortgage volume recorded since 2005, originators say that based on January business activity, they are sensing an upswing is under way.Despite not having accurate data due to the longest partial government shutdown in American history, reverse mortgage originators across the country noted increased activity in their offices […]

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, […]