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Are Forbearances Creating a Housing Bubble?


Will forbearances create another housing bubble?

Mortgage forbearances are being extended. How will home values and borrowers be impacted once they end?

It’s compassionate and pragmatic. Mortgage forbearance allows borrowers to suspend or reduce their monthly payments, however, delinquent payments must be repaid. The good news is homeowners with a federally or GSE-backed mortgage (FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie & Freddie) are protected from a lender initiating foreclosure until December 31st of this year thanks to the CARES Act. FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage borrowers are protected under this provision.

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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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