Tag Archives: HECM

RMG NEWS : Origination Volume Up 25% in FY 2009

Volume of the FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) grew to $30.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 according to budget documents released earlier this week. Despite only a slight increase in endorsed units, max claim volume grew 25% compared to … Continue reading

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RMG NEWS : Legislation Update

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and President Obama met face-to-face on Tuesday. Reports suggest that Dodd may drop the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency from the emerging Senate Financial Services Bill, in order to gain the support of some Republicans and … Continue reading

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More Realtor Education Needed to Increase HECM For Purchase Volume

With the FHA predicting a surge in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) for Purchases next year to 3,420, up from 423 in 2009’s fiscal year, it seems a little surprising that the industry isn’t more optimistic about the program. “Everyone … Continue reading

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RMG NEWS : CCOA Announces Free HECM Counseling

Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA) announced that it will be providing free reverse mortgage counseling to customers as of today. An $18,000 federal government grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allow CCOA to provide … Continue reading

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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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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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