Items Tagged with 'Michael Banner'


  • The 55+ housing market is booming

    Builder confidence in this sector reaches record high
    The 55+ housing market is thriving right now as more Baby Boomers look to invest in a new nest to live out their retirement dreams. With scores of older adults looking at new single- and multifamily builds, homebuilder confidence in this market has soared to a record high. But affordability concerns loom, leaving some mortgage professionals to point to a financing option designed specifically for this market.
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  • Last Word: NRMLA Annual Meeting & Expo

    This year’s Expo will be held October 24-26 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Considering the changes we have seen in our industry these last 12 months, as well as the changes about to take place, it is more important than ever that as many of us attend as possible. And when I say “many of us,” I mean independents. I’m sure the big boys – the few that are left – have their plane tickets and hotel reservations. I’m sure they have blocked out those days on their calendars and confirmed with the powers that be that their expense accounts
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  • Originating: Living at Home Brings Peace of Mind

    As most of you know, I feel very strongly that educating the trusted senior advisors in this nation on the true strengths of the reverse mortgage is the single most important factor of our industry’s survival and growth. Until we show the financial community that the reverse mortgage is not just a “needs-based product” or “product of last resort,” the struggles we are all facing right now will continue, or even worsen. No consultant is looked to more in a senior’s life as their long-term care advisor. In the past I have written about the relationship of long-term care and reverse
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