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Articles about Reverse Mortgages

 

Residential | April 2019 
The Wealthy Use This Loan to Thrive
The reasons, in many cases, were more aspirational than needs-based: Buy an investment property or a vacation home. Provide children with an early inheritance. Create a college fund for grandchi...
By Jesse Allen, executive vice president of alternative distribution, AAG

Residential | March 2019 
Carve Out a Niche to Secure Your Future
In this business, it’s always better to deal with problems now than wait until later. A problem facing mortgage originators is figuring out where their future business will come. Or put it this...
By Shirleen Von Hoffmann, principal, Home Builders Edge

Residential | February 2019 
It’s Time to Reassess Reverse Mortgages
When it comes to reverse mortgages, there is no shortage of opinions on why homeowners should avoid them. Mortgage originators will say they’ll never go there — that it’s too complicated, borders on p...
By Mark Reeve, vice president of Reverse Mortgage Division, Plaza Home Mortgage Inc

Residential | June 2018 
This Loan Can Open New Doors
Each day, some 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 62, and all of them are trying to figure out the best way to fund retirement for the next 30 years or more. Fortunately, most of these seniors are s...
By Steve Resch, vice president of retirement strategies, Finance of America Reverse

Residential | June 2018 
Separate Fact From Myth With Reverse Mortgages
There are several common myths about reverse mortgages. Most of those myths, however, are simply the result of a lack of proper understanding of how reverse mortgages work. As a mortgage origin...
By Mark Reeve, vice president of Reverse Mortgage Division, Plaza Home Mortgage Inc

Residential | November 2017 
HECM Is Going Mainstream
Historically, many loan originators have viewed reverse mortgages as a fringe loan product. They often silo their reverse mortgage operations, if any, as separate lines of business off to the side of ...
By Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing, ReverseVision

Residential | May 2017 
Underwriting Reverse Mortgages
Reverse mortgages, or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), were often seen as loans of last resort in the past. Recent developments in HECMS, however, have helped transform them into a helpful an...
By Yanni Raz, CEO, HML Investments

Residential | February 2017 
A New Twist on an Old Product
At the start of every new year, it is typical to take stock of the past year, evaluate what worked and what did not and, ultimately, put together a new and improved business plan for a succe...
By Joshua Shein, senior director, Home Point Financial Corp.

Residential | February 2016 
Don’t Get Stuck, Go in Reverse
Consider the following borrower segment: They have $4 trillion in un-tapped equity, their ranks are growing by roughly 10,000 individuals every day and represent the fastest-growing grou...
By Joshua Shein, senior director, Home Point Financial Corp.

Residential | April 2015 
Get Ahead With the New Reverse Mortgage Rules
­Since President Ronald Reagan signed the 1988 law authorizing government insurance of reverse mortgages, hundreds of thousands of senior borrowers have converted their homes’ liquid equity into acces...
By Alain Valles, president, Direct Finance Corp.

Residential | February 2015 
Do Your Banking at Home
The reverse mortgage is still seen by many as an act of desperation for borrowers in need. Television and radio financial planners have generally held a narrow view of reverse mortgages, and consequen...
By Dan Hultquist, branch manager, Open Mortgage

Commercial | February 2005 
Financing Trends & Options in the Senior-Housing Market
After muddling through a prolonged slump caused by overbuilding and a sputtering economy, the senior-housing sector came to life during 2004. For skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted-livi...
By James J. Pieczynski, Managing Director of Real Estate, CapitalSource, Inc.

Residential | November 2005 
Wrapping Your Head Around Reverses
Based on questions I have heard from brokers, it is clear that some concepts of reverse mortgages can be difficult to grasp. I believe this is because people in our industry are trying to understand...
By Philip E. Lipp, president, Allwest Mortgage

Residential | July 2005 
Help senior market move forward with reverse mortgages
The refinance boom is a bust. Marketing to real-estate agents for purchases is difficult and competitive. Subprime is even more challenging. On the other hand, more options are available ...
By Bruce E. Morosco, national production manager, 1st Metropolitan Mortgage’s National Reverse Mortgage Center

Residential | April 2005 
Think Forward: Go Reverse
What’s with all the talk about the graying of America and the problems with Social Security and Medicare? Well, it is evident that people are living longer — much longer than anyone anticipated. Gov...
By Philip E. Lipp, president, Allwest Mortgage

 
 

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