The big surprise despite low HECM loan volumes

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EPISODE #811

HECM volume and 1st-time borrowers 

 

[Reverse Market Insight]

RMI’s Jon McCue reviews recent data that reveals a surprising trends despite depressed HECM endorsement activity. Here’s what he had to say…

 

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High mortgage rates have homeowners staying put

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High mortgage rates have homeowners staying put

[Housing Wire] “Elevated mortgage rates are continuing to give homeowners a reason to stay at their current homes, according to the 2023 Borrower Insights Survey conducted by ICE Mortgage Technology…”

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SVB’s collapse and U.S. Treasury volatility

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U.S. Treasuries yields fall in wake of bank collapse

What’s going on with U.S. Treasuries and the 10-year CMT?

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Mutual of Omaha adds RMF talent to reverse division

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Mutual of Omaha adds RMF talent to reverse division

Mutual of Omaha is doubling down on reverse mortgages adding several of RMF’s top talent to its reverse mortgage division.

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What happened to September HECM Endorsements?

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AAG cuts workforce- Finance of America to close forward division

A rapidly-changing market has led two of our industry’s largest lenders to make big changes. One reduces its reverse mortgage workforce, another will close its traditional/forward division and focus on its productive reverse mortgage channel.

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The Appraisal Crunch


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The Appraisal Crunch

Both reverse and traditional mortgage originators are feeling the crunch of appraisal turnaround times. RMD explains why and what HECM professionals have to say.

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