Some Lenders Buck March Reverse Mortgage Declines

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 14.1% in the month of March 2020, for a total of 2,905 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall was led by the wholesale endorsement segment of business, which experienced a decrease of 17% that month, while retail levels […]

Reverse Mortgage Refinances Increase, With Interest During Pandemic

While lenders have reported an increase in general interest around reverse mortgages during the COVID-19 pandemic, both from prospective borrowers and financial planning professionals, several factors are also leading to an increase in refinances of existing reverse mortgages at the same time. Given the pre-pandemic climate and subsequent economic downturn, the market has seen an […]

Why April Reverse Mortgage Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story

Reverse mortgage endorsement volume for April as reported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this week indicated a month-over-month decline of roughly 45% — to just over 1,600 loans. But the numbers aren’t reflective of what’s happening in the market, several industry sources have shared with RMD, particularly at a time when […]

Reverse Mortgage Volume Plummets in April Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Reverse mortgage endorsement volume fell sharply in April amid the COVID-19 crisis that continues to derail the U.S. economy and impact businesses and households in unprecedented ways. Yet the downturn in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage volume — which posted a 45% decrease to 1,601 loans during the month — does not tell the full story, […]

Retail Leads Wholesale in February Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Drop

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 13.7% in the month of February 2020, for a total of 3,381 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall was led by the retail endorsement segment of business, which experienced an decrease of 24.4% that month, while wholesale levels […]

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 […]

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. […]

Wholesale Leads Retail in December Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Drop

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 13.6% in the month of December 2019, for a total of 2,456 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall was led by the wholesale endorsement segment of business, which experienced a decrease of 21.1% that month, while wholesale levels […]

Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Surge Nearly 60% in January

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements increased by 59.2% to 3,919 loans for the month of January 2020, the highest level observed since February 2019, a month in which the data was artificially inflated due to the obscuring effects of a partial federal government shutdown that took place early last year. The majority of the […]