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Big Changes Ahead in 2017

Big Changes Ahead in 2017

Shannon Hicks March 13, 2017 2

3 reasons why you should expect big changes in 2017 The political landscape changed with a sudden seismic shift felt across the world. Domestically the impacts of a new populist, small government philosophy may

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HECM Terminology is Confusing at Best

HECM Terminology is Confusing at Best

Shannon Hicks December 5, 2016 7

Our Name & Terminology May Be Turning Away Potential Borrowers “Words have meaning and names have power”, said Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Perhaps this is something the reverse mortgage industry should strongly consider.

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An Identity Crisis for the HECM?

An Identity Crisis for the HECM?

Shannon Hicks October 10, 2016 12

The HECMs identity, purpose, and true intent Anyway you slice it, the reverse mortgage industry is struggling to get back on a positive trajectory. Not surprising considering the glut of regulatory changes and product

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More or Less? That is the Question

More or Less? That is the Question

Shannon Hicks July 5, 2016 2

A Dispassionate Examination of the HECM We’ve all heard the predictions. The industry will bounce back to 100,000 endorsements per year, the baby boomer wave will spur industry growth, etc. A recent article on

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The Coming Revival?

The Coming Revival?

Shannon Hicks March 24, 2014 2

Our Industry’s Market Opportunities & Challenges As a child growing up in the pentecostal church I often heard adults speak in hushed tones about the coming revival. Good things were just right around the

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The Art of Survival

The Art of Survival

Shannon Hicks March 17, 2014 1

The Skills Needed for Surviving the Age of Change Beyond keeping up with product and regulatory changes is remains the difficult task of doing business in the brave new world of reverse mortgage lending.

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Top 3 Changes to Prepare For

Top 3 Changes to Prepare For

Shannon Hicks March 10, 2014 11

We are one third of our way through the year. It’s a brave new world in reverse mortgage lending. Beyond the headlines we see four major changes we should be preparing for

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A Bright Future

A Bright Future

Shannon Hicks January 27, 2014 2

Professor Sees Reverse Mortgages as a Cornerstone for Retirement Planning It’s no small endorsement. Well known Columbia Business school professor Christopher Mayer not only sees a bright future for reverse mortgages but he’s going

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