Monthly Archives: November 2009

RMG NEWS : Reverse Mortgages Face The Music

In the last fiscal year, mortgage lenders funded 114,692 reverse mortgages under the FHA’s HECM program. Five years ago just 43,000 of reverse mortgage loans were written. Until a year ago, the reverse mortgage niche looked like a safe bet … Continue reading

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RMG NEWS : Fannie Mae Pricing Brings a More Diverse Investor Base

The secondary market for reverse mortgages is welcoming the expansion of adjustable rate securitizations through Ginnie Mae’s HMBS (HECM MBS) program. Leading the way for its sheer size is Bank of America – producing $200 million to $300 million a month … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages and the Softening Housing Market

Well there’s no doubt that the United States’ housing market is softening. And although prices may not continue to drop, and some markets may remain relatively strong, as a whole, the robust gains in real estate value across the country … Continue reading

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Not Enough Equity For a Reverse Mortgage?

Qualifying for a reverse mortgage is based on a number of factors, including your age, the value and location of your home, and the amount owed on your home.  Ultimately, reverse mortgages allow you to access equity in your home; … Continue reading

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Before Signing on the Dotted Line…

…There’s a lot you need to know about reverse mortgages. This Q&A will help clarify how this complex transaction works. What is a reverse mortgage? It’s a loan on your house that lets you tap your home’s equity.  Like a … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Reverse Mortgage Lender

When trying to choose the right reverse mortgage lender, you need to know what type of reverse mortgage you need. Most reverse mortgages are FHA insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages or HECM loans. HECM reverse mortgages account for over 90% … Continue reading
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