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  • HECM margins stabilize at 2%

    Baseline Margin Report suggests lenders have adapted to new rules
    Margins on adjustable-rate reverse mortgage loans averaged 2% in September, according to HECM analytics provider Baseline. The average margin rate is up slightly from 1.99% in August, indicating that it is remaining relatively stable now that the industry has adapted to reverse mortgage program changes that went into effect in October 2017.
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  • Finance of America Reverse issues second round of defaulted reverse mortgage bonds

    Deal signals continued investor appetite for HMBS
    Finance of America Reverse is back with a second round of defaulted reverse mortgage bonds. The $399 million offering is a solid marker of investor appetite for HECM-backed securities. “Every time one of these trades, it’s a good thing,” said Baseline President Dan Ribler. “It’s yet another data point that there is liquidity for this type of deal.”
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  • Baseline stakes its claim in HECM space

    Offers reverse companies data and insight to fine-tune their business
    Analytics provider Baseline is staking its claim in the reverse mortgage space. The firm offers clients a deep dive into HECM data with origination trends, performance stats and endorsement info – and companies are taking note. Baseline launched two years ago, but it took time for the company to gain traction. Now, President Dan Ribler said it has picked up significant market share.
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  • Full text: S&P downgrades the U.S. debt rating

    On Aug. 5, rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded its rating of the U.S. sovereign debt, the first such downgrade for the U.S. in modern history. Below is the full text of Standard & Poor's press statement. We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' and affirmed the 'A-1+' short-term rating. We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from CreditWatch negative.
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