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  • HUD: Reverse mortgages continue drain on FHA insurance fund

    Subsidy rate holds steady in Q2 as program becomes more burdensome for FHA
    Reverse mortgage volume has been rather abysmal as of late, and second quarter data from HUD doesn't provide many bright spots. In its Q2 report to Congress on the state of the FHA’s flagship insurance Fund, HUD reveals that the reverse mortgage program continues to be a drain.
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  • HUD: Reverse mortgage volume tanked in Q1

    Latest report paints troubling picture for HECMs
    Reverse mortgage volume has been on a rapid descent since program changes took hold in early 2018, and the trend doesn't appear to be slowing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development released its quarterly report to Congress on Monday on the state of the Federal Housing Administration's flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, and its details on the flailing state of the reverse mortgage program are eye catching.
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  • Reverse mortgages see near-even decline in wholesale, retail

    January data details volume dip
    Reverse mortgage volume dropped 5.7% industry-wide in January, with wholesale and retail experiencing similar declines. According to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight, the wholesale channel fared best with a 5.3% dip, while retail declined 6%. In all, the industry closed 1,649 loans that month.
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  • Reverse mortgages close out 2018 on a tough note

    Is this the new normal?
    It’s been a brutal year for the reverse mortgage industry – and that’s saying something considering everything the industry has been through. Now, constrained by new guidelines that make a reverse mortgage less beneficial, is the industry destined to embrace a business that operates with less volume? Is this the new reality? Experts weigh in.
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  • Reverse mortgage volume plunges 31.4%

    Industry sees second consecutive month of 14-year lows
    The reverse mortgage program can't seem to find its footing in the wake of program changes issued in October 2017. Since the endorsement totals began to reflect the new guidelines, volume has been shaky, but so far, December takes the cake, closing out with a steep 31.4% decline – a low the industry hasn't seen since January 2004.
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  • HECM data suggests worst may be over

    Volume sees second month of consecutive growth
    Reverse mortgage endorsements rose 9.9% from July to August, according to the latest data from analytics firm Reverse Market Insight. The slight uptick marks the second month of growth for the industry, and it may be a sign that the market is finally forging a path toward recovery.
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