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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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  • The problem with getting a reverse mortgage on a condo

    With FHA spot approval a distant memory, originators struggle to help condo owners secure a HECM
    Ever since the FHA eliminated spot approvals for condominiums, reverse mortgage originators have logged countless hours helping prospective borrowers secure a HECM on their condo – sometimes to no avail. And, with HUD dragging its feet on finalizing rules that would bring back spot approval for FHA loans, it doesn't seem like things will change any time soon. Will non-agency reverses provide the answer?
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  • Should reverse mortgages be pulled from FHA's MMI Fund?

    Experts say yes, and here's why
    The FHA’s recent report to Congress on the health of its flagship insurance fund revealed the HECM’s continued drain, renewing calls from some to remove reverse mortgages from the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. The Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman and Edward Golding explained to HousingWire why separating the two portfolios makes sense.
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  • Urban Institute urges FHA to release more HECM data

    Says researchers need to assess why reverse program is "hemorrhaging"
    A recent report by the Urban Institute highlighted trends affecting FHA's reverse mortgage program, noting that while past changes are starting to have a positive impact, the HECM program is still a drain. It urged the FHA to release more loan-level data so that researchers can better analyze risk factors driving this trend.
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  • Urban Institute: 4 FHA trends to watch in 2019

    These factors could impact performance in the year head
    A recent report by independent think tank the Urban Institute affirmed that the FHA continues to be "strong and profitable" for taxpayers, highlighting four trends to watch in the FHA's mortgage portfolio to gauge the probability of future success.
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  • Committee tracks impact of FHA’s second appraisal rule

    Collects lender data looking for clues on FHA’s methods
    Members of the HUD Issues Committee within the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association are taking a deep dive into the Federal Housing Administration’s second appraisal rule for select HECM loans. “We are tracking what we think are key elements to see if we can’t figure out where some of the problems may lie,” said Committee Chair Elly Johnson. Here’s what they’ve uncovered so far.
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  • HUD: Reverse mortgage second appraisal rule affecting about 20% of HECMs

    Panel gives update on impact of recent HECM program changes
    The latest mandate requiring a second appraisal on select reverse mortgage loans has affected about 20% of HECM appraisals so far, according to representatives at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Speaking on a panel at NRMLA's conference on Monday, HUD staff members presented data on the impact of the new appraisal rule and other recent changes made to the reverse mortgage program.
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