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  • Ocwen all but drops Ocwen name, will operate as PHH Mortgage and Liberty Home Equity Solutions

    Completes integration, transfers 1 million loans to Black Knight LoanSphere
    Ocwen Financial announced Monday that it has hit two milestones enabling the company to officially originate and service loans through its two primary brands: PHH Mortgage for forward servicing and lending, and Liberty Home Equity Solutions for reverse lending and servicing. In effect, the mortgage giant is leaving behind its tarnished name, saying that it will consider a future rebrand.
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  • Ocwen's reverse mortgage business has stellar Q1

    Liberty Home Equity Solutions reaps profits despite down HECM market
    Ocwen Financial's business didn't fare so well in the first quarter of the year, but it seems its reverse mortgage business is doing just fine. Liberty Home Equity Solutions, the reverse mortgage division of Ocwen based in Rancho Cordova, California, boosted its parent company’s profits with a $24 million gain of pre-tax income in Q1 2019 – no small feat considering the HECM market's staggeringly low volume as of late.
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  • Reverse mortgage data reveals solid spring comeback

    Endorsements grew 12.7% in April
    Last month, the reverse mortgage industry closed just over 2,500 loans, a mark it was consistently hitting when noise from the government shutdown was factored out of the equation. Many agreed this 36% low was likely the industry's new normal, but perhaps they spoke too soon.
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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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  • Is Liberty Home Equity Solutions about to get in on the proprietary reverse mortgage game?

    Parent company Ocwen reveals successful pilot program
    It seems Liberty Home Equity Solutions may be the next HECM lender to launch a proprietary reverse mortgage product. Liberty's parent company, Ocwen Financial, recently revealed that the company successfully test drove a non-agency reverse product in financial documents detailing fourth quarter earnings.
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  • Reverse mortgage data details industry-wide volume plunge

    Wholesale endorsements suffer greatest decline at 34%
    Reverse mortgage volume plummeted a staggering 31.4% in December, closing out the month with just 1,749 loans and ending the year on a rather sour note. A new report from Reverse Market Insight breaks down the numbers, revealing that wholesale endorsements suffered the greatest loss at 34.4%, as many of the top lenders saw volume dip by as much as 46%.
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  • Reverse mortgage data spotty for January

    Government shutdown clouds endorsement results
    Reverse mortgage endorsements dropped 5.8% to 1,649 loans in January, according to the latest report from Reverse Market Insight. But HECM loans were not endorsed during the recent government shutdown, so the data reflects a huge gap in activity from Dec. 22 to Jan. 27. "It's hard to honestly know what to make of that given the noise introduced by the government shutdown," RMI wrote.
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  • Reverse mortgage volume declines

    Data reveals complete reversal of previous month's recovery
    The reverse mortgage industry continues to fumble in the wake of last year’s program changes, with new data pointing to a complete reversal of previous indicators of market recovery. According to analytics firm Reverse Market Insight, HECM volume rose nearly 10% in August, only to fall about 10% in September.
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  • Here are the top 10 reverse mortgage lenders

    And these are the different approaches they’re taking to survive the down market
    The reverse mortgage industry has taken a bit of a beating in the past year following significant program changes from HUD, but HECM lenders are nothing if not resilient. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 players in the space and a summary of the approach each has taken to stay afloat in the current climate.
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  • Liberty’s Michael Kent on the challenge – and the promise – of the reverse mortgage market

    “There is still significant opportunity in the future for our industry”
    No. 4 on the Top HECM Lender list, Liberty Home Equity Solutions is all in on reverse mortgages. It’s optimism about the HECM market is personified by its president, Michael Kent, whose cheery, ardent belief in the product means that talking to him about reverse mortgages can have the unintended side effect of also making you a proponent of reverse mortgages.
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