Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #478

August 20, 2017

Talking Points:

  • The Financial Assessment has significantly reduced HECM defaults says study
  • One lender’s creative solution to overcome the most vexing H4P hurdle
  • What does the video game Minesweeper and retirement have in common?
  • Men & Women’s retirement needs are unique
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #477

August 11, 2017

Talking Points

  • Counselors see more savvy applicants after the Financial Assessment
  • What comes after the LIBOR index is retired?
  • Seniors losing 25% of their income to medical expenses
  • New HECM lender enters market
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #476

August 4, 2017

Talking Points:

  • Walter Investment could enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  • HECM lenders software focuses on attracting forward brokers
  • Ocwen posts loss of $44 million
  • Seniors immune to downturn in home ownership
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #475

July 28, 2017

Talking Points

  • Why Oregon’s reverse mortgage advertising law has national implications
  • LIBOR index to be abandoned in wake of scandal
  • Overseas and at home retirement stress will boost reverse mortgages
  • More HECM originators working today than last year
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #474

July 21, 2017

Talking Points:

  • CFPB head could be on his way out
  • Ocwen pays $65 million to settle suit
  • Social Security could hit historic lows
  • Financial planners remain skeptical on home equity
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #473

July 14, 2017

Talking Points:

  • Blind ‘taste test’ featured in new reverse mortgage ad
  • HECM lender banned due to fraud charges
  • Retirement blogger compares HELOCs to reverse mortgage
  • Oregon law tightens reverse mortgage advertising restrictions
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #472

June 29, 2017

Talking Points

  • Stop being squeamish about the reverse mortgage
  • The New York Times got it all wrong about reverse mortgages
  • The Reverse Review shifts focus to outside professionals
  • Older mortgage borrowers complain the most in these states
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #471

June 23, 2017

Talking Points:

  • A reverse mortgage for every income bracket
  • Lead generation company launches new website
  • Pay off mortgage and get a HECM line of credit
  • Tom Selleck asks “Why not use home equity?”
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #470

June 16, 2017

Talking Points:

  • The Fed raises interest rates for the 2nd time in 2017
  • A metric indicating industry growth? You decide
  • AAG’s CEO featured in Forbes Magazine
  • Treasury Department piles onto CFPB
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #469

June 9, 2017

Talking Points

  • HECM endorsements remain flat after Financial Assessment
  • Secretary Carson discusses HUD austerity, not reverse mortgage program
  • California’s largest broker expands HECM lending with training program
  • Taking Social Security early has long-term costs
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