Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #545

December 10, 2018

In this week's reverse mortgage news:

  • Home appreciation is slowing
  • Reverse mortgage loan volumes tumble
  • Industry responds to pointed criticisms of the reverse mortgage industry

 

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #544

December 3, 2018

In this week's top reverse mortgage news:

  • David Stevens, the former FHA Commissioner, slams reverse mortgages
  • FHA has automated the 2nd appraisal process
  • New loan volume drop may signal a new trend

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #543

November 26, 2018

In this week's top reverse mortgage news:

  • Lenders react to anticipated reverse mortgage changes
  • Another lender rebrands itself
  • Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Resolute Bank
  • Harvard study shows more seniors are house-rich and income-poor
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #542

November 19, 2018

This week's top stories:

  • AAG adds VA loans to its repertoire
  • *Exclusive interview with Resolute Bank management team (Part 2)
  • No PLF cuts despite mounting HECM losses in MMI fund
  • This is where the average HECM margin has landed
  • Aging homeowners pose a problem

 

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #541

November 12, 2018

This week's stories:

  • Preparing your borrower for the appraisal
  • Exclusive interview with Resolute Bank's executive team
  • Ocen looking to new product mix
  • NEW website service by Reverse Focus for HECM professionals!

 

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #540

November 5, 2018

This week:

  • Profound challenges and more changes coming for HECM
  • More proprietary reverse mortgages coming
  • LIBOR index used by reverse mortgage loans to be eliminated
  • Committee examines the impact of 2nd appraisal rule
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #539

October 29, 2018

This week:

  • New 2nd Appraisal Rule impacting a small percentage of loans
  • Originators see the impact of rising interest rates
  • FHA releases FAQ on Collateral Risk Assessment

 

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #538

October 22, 2018

This week...

  • HECM counseling seeing a 50% fallout rate
  • Does recent data point to a reverse mortgage recovery?
  • Forbes: 5 times reverse mortgages are a bad idea
  • HECM borrower satisfaction survey launched

 

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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #537

October 15, 2018

This week's stories:

  • NRMLA leadership supportive of new HECM appraisal rule
  • Appraisal companies speak out on new 2nd appraisal rule
  • Open Mortgage is all in on reverse mortgages
  • Federal Savings Bank: Trusted advisors key to HECM growth
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Reverse Focus Weekly- Episode #536

October 8, 2018

This week's stories:

  • Why reverse mortgage originators are diversifying
  • Home appreciation rates are slowing
  • HECM mortgage-backed securities decline by $1 billion
  • The Mortgage Professor: Should borrower's escrow property charges?
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