The good news is we just heard that the HECM loan limits will remain the same through December of this year. I’m sure there are many out there who are breathing a little sigh of relief as it buys you some time to get those higher value property owners to get their reverse mortgage in process.
To me it did not really matter, and not because I live in an area that is not affected by the lending limits. I am in Baltimore, a stone’s throw from Washington where the property values have not suffered as much as in other areas of the country. No, the reason it would not affect my reverse mortgage business either way is that I have a plan. And I stick to that plan. Look, there will always be market forces outside of our control. You can beat your head against the wall when something happens, or you can continue to work your plan.
I am certain that those who have a written, detailed plan and are using a coach of some sort to hold them accountable to that plan are going to write loans no matter what market conditions may be. They accept that there will always be some regulation or other occurrence that is out of their control and they move on. What are you doing right now, today to be certain that you will not be sidetracked by things you cannot control? Stay focused, stay on track and continue to help our seniors. They need us now more than ever.