HECM: A Mortgage or Social Program?

Is the federally-insured reverse mortgage a social program or a mortgage loan? The question should be addressed as it goes to the heart of recent program changes, restrictions and requirements. While few argue the HECM program is a social program many often lament that the loan no longer serves the needy, cash-poor or typical borrowers or the past due to principal limit reductions and further loan restrictions.

Continue reading

Is this a Silver Lining?

[ad#Network Funding]

Borrowers overwhelmingly choosing Standard Adjustable. Why?

[vimeo id=”67430808″ width=”625″ height=”352″]

The Reverse Mortgage Program

HUD says the reverse mortgage program is generating positive cash flow. That’s good for the short term but does not erase the future liabilities to the mutual mortgage insurance fund for previous years books of HECM business which is expected to result in claims for property values under the final loan balance and tax and insurance defaults. In it’s recent quarterly report to congress, HUD reports that the reverse mortgage program is…