January’s Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Data Clouded by Government Shutdown

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements dipped 5.8 percent to 1,649 loans in the month of January. The recent federal government shutdown, the longest in American history, has obfuscated the data to a point that this endorsement figure likely doesn’t fully relate the whole story. A few days after the shutdown first began, new endorsements […]

December HECM Endorsements Drop 31%, Marking New Low

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements dropped again in December by 31.4 percent, representing a second consecutive new low in volume since the influential changes to principal limit factors (PLFs) instituted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in October 2017. “If the government shutdown didn’t get you down for year end, […]