Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Get ‘Sugar Rush’ in October

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements rose by 36.2% to 3,296 loans for the month of October 2019, a boon to the activity observed over the last couple of months with all major regions and the majority of the top 10 lenders recording increases in activity. This is according to the October HECM Lenders report […]

August Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Drop Led by Retail Segment

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 15% in the month of August, for a total of 2,340 loans according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall was slightly led by the retail endorsement segment of business, which experienced a drop of 16.7% that month, while wholesale levels recorded a […]

How One Lender is Defying the Odds by Growing With HECM For Purchase

Despite some reverse mortgage stakeholders believing the HECM for Purchase loan would be looked at as a “sleeping giant” for the industry, loan counts have represented a plateau for the product at around 7% of volume. Many see the product’s potential, and have touted it across the country to Realtors and other real estate partners, […]

Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Record Slight Uptick in September

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements rose by 3.4% to 2,420 loans for the month of September 2019, a lagging figure that has led to a second consecutive month of relatively low endorsement activity in the reverse mortgage marketplace. This is according to the September HECM Lenders report compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The […]

Two New Reverse Mortgage Reform Bills Push for Program Change

On the heels of a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, committee members revealed two drafted reverse mortgage bills that move for program change. The draft legislation, slated to be introduced by Democratic House members Denny Heck (Wash.) and Lacy Clay (Mo.), respectively, aim to address issues related to bolstering […]

Report: 2019 Reverse Mortgage Volume Drops, Utah Leads Regional Increases

From January through July, reverse mortgage origination volume has dropped when compared with figures from 12 months prior, but data from specific regional areas of the United States have shown a surprising increase in volume during the same period of time. This is according to a new report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). “Jan-July [figures […]

July Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Rise Led by Retail Segment

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements rose by 8.2% in the month of July, for a total of 2,753 loans according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The rise was led primarily by the retail endorsement segment of business, which experienced a jump of 12.9% that month, while wholesale levels recorded a […]

Reverse Mortgage Industry Cautious About Trump HECM Proposals

Late last week, the United States Department of the Treasury under the direction of President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new series of proposals aimed at improving the nation’s housing finance system, including a number of proposed changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. While the housing industry largely applauded the proposed changes, […]

Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Splashed with ‘Cold Water’ in August

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 15 percent to 2,341 loans for the month of August 2019, a disappointing figure considering that the past six months have seen more positive endorsement activity spinning out of the uncertainty exhibited at the start of the year. This is according to the August HECM Lenders report […]

June Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Drop Led by Retail Segment

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 5.6% in the month of June, hitting a threshold of 2,544 loans according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The drop was led primarily by the retail endorsement segment of business, which experienced a drop of 8.7% that month, while wholesale growth managed to […]