Reverse Mortgage Capital Markets Stabilizing Post-Coronavirus Shock

Reverse mortgage capital markets were not spared from the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shortly after a national emergency was declared in the United States. However, new data on secondary market trading of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed securities (HMBS) appears to be showing increasing signs of stability, potentially signaling that additional stability […]

Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Dip in March, COVID-19 Impact Not Yet Reflected

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements decreased by 14% to 2,913 loans for the month of March 2020, continuing the slight dip compared to the prior month. The majority of the top 10 lenders recorded endorsement decreases, while 9 of 10 tracked regions were down, as well. This is according to the March HECM Lenders […]

Reverse Mortgage Securities Production Dips Slightly in February

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $707 million in February as low interest rates continue to strengthen new production, though this figure is lower than the $760 million total observed in January. This is according to publicly available Ginnie Mae data and private sources compiled by New View Advisors. […]

February Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Dip After ‘Blistering’ January

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements decreased by 13.6% to 3,386 loans for the month of February 2020, a slight dip compared to the prior month, which recorded the highest endorsement levels since February 2019. The majority of the top 10 lenders recorded endorsement decreases, while 7 of 10 tracked regions were down, as well. […]

Reverse Mortgage Securities Production Starts Strongly in January

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $760 million in January as low interest rates continue to strengthen new production. Securitization of private reverse mortgage products is becoming a bigger factor overall, and HMBS production is up compared with recorded figures from January 2019. This is according to publicly available […]

Private Reverse Mortgage Volume Inches Closer to HECM

While Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) production fell by 14% in calendar year 2019, the additional origination of proprietary reverse mortgages could make the amount of loans backed by new collateral roughly equal to figures recorded in 2018. Additionally, data indicates that a quarter of new origination dollars come from the proprietary reverse mortgage […]

Low Interest Rates Continue Fueling HMBS Production in November

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $732 million in November as lower interest rates continue to strengthen new production, with the total issuance figure rising $90 million higher than the one observed in October’s data. This is according to publicly available Ginnie Mae data and private sources compiled by […]

October Reverse Mortgage Endorsements: Best Month Since May 2018

Barring figures from February of 2019 when Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements shot up due to a correction after the 2018-19 partial federal government shutdown, October 2019 was the strongest month for HECM endorsements since May 2018, attributed to a favorable interest rate environment. This is according to new HECM analytics data compiled by […]

October HMBS Production Strengthened Again by Low Rates

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $642 million in October as lower interest rates continue to strengthen new production, with the total issuance figure rising $32 million higher than the one observed in September’s data. This is according to publicly available Ginnie Mae data and private sources compiled by […]

New Reverse Mortgage Report Offers Competitive Insight into HMBS

A new report aims to provide additional insight into the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) marketplace by offering a look at which HECM mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) issuers buy HECM loans from which lenders. The newly-created “Who Buys What From Whom” (WBWFW) report by financial services advisory firm New View Advisors compiles publicly available Government National […]