Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #497

December 29, 2017

Talking Points

  • Tax deductions you can kiss goodbye in 2018
  • Mortgage interest deductions under the new tax plan
  • Senior home equity on the rise
  • Harsh retirement not felt by most over 65 in New Zealand
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #496

December 22, 2017

Talking Points

  • 25% of seniors open to using home equity
  • Why the CFPB is wrong about reverse mortgages
  • What happens when we let technology care for our aging parents
  • HUD focuses on foreclosure prevention
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #495

December 19, 2017

Talking Points:

  • CFPB allegedly funneled millions to slush fund
  • Nearly 1 in 5 unaware of reverse mortgage
  • Cautious, but willing to learn
  • 5 marketing strategies for 2018
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #494

December 8, 2017

Talking Points

  • Loan limits to increase despite HECM losses
  • Reverse mortgage endorsements on the rise
  • RMS parent company filed Chapter 11 BK
  • Few acted on ‘Grey Monster’ warnings
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #493

November 30, 2017

Talking Points:

  • Failed leadership coup at CFPB settled by court
  • Higher lending limits coming but HECM increase questionable
  • Margins fall as competition increases
  • Planned IPO for HECM lender withdrawn
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #492

November 21, 2017

Talking Points

  • Industry leaders encourage diversification
  • Meet Arlo: your new online HECM tool
  • Lender seeing success with Jumbo product
  • Why the reverse mortgage is stunted
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #491

November 17, 2017

Talking Points:

  • HECM dragging down overall MMI fund value
  • Secretary Ben Carson still supportive of HECM program
  • CFPB director steps down
  • HECM to HECM refinance warning issued
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #490

November 10, 2017

Talking Points:

  • The CFPB warns against reverse mortgage strategy...again
  • A big needs-based market? Can we help them?
  • Line of credit growth slowed substantially
  • More concerns that the housing market is overheating
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #489

November 3, 2017

Talking Points

  • Broker production slows in wake of HECM changes
  • Lenders still see potential despite reverse mortgage reforms
  • Experts divided if we’re in another housing bubble
  • Considering the sale of their reverse mortgage division
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #488

October 27, 2017

Talking Points:

  • Wall Street Journal focuses on reduction of HECM benefits post-October 2nd
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren questions FHA nominee Brian Montgomery’s private sector affiliations
  • FHA Commissioner nominee Brian Montgomery: “Work with, not against lenders”
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson the subject of recent Time Magazine piece
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