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The Year in Review: Top Stories from 2014


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Compilation of the Highlights of 2014

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During the past year the reverse mortgage industry has experienced drastic change. Our top stories for 2014 highlight the addition of new HECM Products, the Extreme Summit, the revised Principal Limit Factor tables and the inclusion of non-borrowing spouses, the HECM Financial Assessment, the impacts of double digit interest rates, and how a reverse mortgage fits into modern retirement planning.

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Editor in Chief:
As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
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  1. Interesting compilation.

    I still wonder what Jack means when he talks about a lock. Is he referring to the interest rate on the note or the expected interest rate?

    Have a great New Year’s!!

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