Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #451

February 3, 2017

Talking Points

  • Audit claims HUD took shortcuts in implementing changes
  • Opportunities and challenges for 2017
  • Year starts with lackluster endorsement volume
  • New edition of “Understanding Reverse” released
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #450

January 26, 2017

Talking Points:

  • FHA insurance premium reduction nixed
  • Treasury Secretary nominee sets the record straight on reverse mortgage foreclosures
  • Canadian reverse mortgage sales boom
  • Dr. Carson one step closer as HUD chief
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #449

January 20, 2017

Talking Points

  • Over & Out. Walter Investment exits reverse mortgage lending
  • HUD announces new HECM rules. What’s next?
  • Treasury Sec confirmation hearings spark reverse mortgage investigation
  • HECM mortgage-backed securities drop for the first time
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #448

January 13, 2017

Talking Points:

 

  • FHA to reduce mortgage insurance on forward loans, reverse cuts uncertain
  • HUD nominee Ben Carson casts his vision for the future of HUD
  • New York Governor pushes for additional reverse mortgage protections
  • New York co-op bill hits a snag
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #447

January 6, 2017

Talking Points:

  • The top HECM financial planning stories of 2016
  • Banking partnerships key in 2017
  • Lender makes generous donation to children’s cancer research
  • Who leads in the issuance of HECM securities?
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #446

December 30, 2016

Talking Points

 

  • The top ten most viewed videos on HECMWorld.com
  • The ‘godfather’ of Chinese real estate pitches reverse mortgages
  • Column reveals problems adult children face
  • New York senator pushes for co-op approval for reverse mortgages
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #445

December 23, 2016

Talking Points:

  • New pilot program assists existing HECM borrowers
  • How reverse mortgages protect women in retirement
  • New board members announced at NRMLA
  • $6.1 Trillion in home equity for HECM age-eligible homeowners
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #444

December 16, 2016

Talking Points:

  • Don’t panic! Here’s what the Fed’s recent rate hikes really mean for HECMs
  • It takes a village. Senior communities gain popularity
  • HECMs a realistic solution says recent Harvard report
  • HECM counselors must meet new standards
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #443

December 9, 2016

Talking Points:

  • CFPB penalizes lenders for not stating the obvious
  • Financial crisis often influence decision to get a HECM
  • Fewer headaches for lenders under a Trump administration?
  • Hiding in plain sight.
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #442

December 3, 2016

Talking Points:

  • HECM loan limits to increase in 2017!
  • Rising interest rates return. How will the market respond?
  • Why we must reach the forward mortgage market
  • Huff Post: Using a reverse to hedge against property value risk
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