News and information focused on senior housing, retirement income planning and equity release products. Reverse Review was founded in 2008, and acquired by HousingWire in 2018.


  • Are seniors ready for the digital reverse mortgage?

    New startup MortgageRewind says yes
    Historically, reverse mortgages require a long, consultative sale that often calls for numerous meetings, lots of paperwork and a good bit of hand-holding. One Colorado-based startup is aiming to change this with the launch of its 100% digital HECM application, offering seniors the ability to obtain a reverse mortgage from start to finish online.
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  • Reverse mortgage originators sound off on current challenges

    Six HECM professionals talk about their biggest struggles right now
    It’s no secret that business is less than rosy in the reverse mortgage space right now. ReverseReview reached out to six HECM originators to ask them about the biggest challenges they are facing in their work, and we heard a mix of new challenges and some of the same old problems.
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  • HECM for Purchase gives builders competitive edge

    Helps attract more buyers to 55+ communities
    For many approaching retirement age, there comes a time when it makes sense to sell the family home and downsize. But for some, downsizing is more like “rightsizing,” and the search for a new home becomes a search for a dream home.
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  • HECM counselors see volume pick up

    With business nearly back to normal, counselors report jumbo interest and margin variation
    Before you can get a reverse mortgage, you have to submit to financial counseling. And that’s why talking to HECM counselors can be a great way to gauge what’s in the pipeline and identify emerging trends. ReverseReview reached out to two certified counselors to learn about what they're seeing right now.
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  • Have questions about reverse mortgages? Ask ARLO

    All Reverse Mortgage elevates its online presence by fielding consumer questions
    All Reverse Mortgage has been answering questions from borrowers online for a decade, elevating its digital presence (and its Google searchability) with each slice information it sets free on the web. With its 1,000th question on the books, the lender has found a creative solution to promoting its services without breaking the bank.
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  • Confused about proprietary reverse mortgages? Read this

    If you're wondering how the new products compare, we’ve got you covered
    In the last several months, the reverse mortgage space has seen a handful of new proprietary loans come to market. Now, an industry that once dealt with a single product has a whole menu to choose from. We break down the details so you can see how the new products compare.
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  • HECM professionals to gather in Texas for Reverse Mortgage Day

    Annual conference will focus on origination strategies
    As the reverse mortgage industry navigates a market in distress, HECM professionals will gather at the 19th annual Reverse Mortgage Day. Set in Austin next month, this year’s event will address issues affecting the industry and explore ways originators can succeed in this challenging climate.
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  • One in four homes are now equity rich

    Homeowners in California, Hawaii and Washington have the most equity
    Nearly a quarter of U.S. properties with mortgages are equity rich, according to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions. The Western region led the charge with the highest percentage of equity-rich properties, as four out of the top five metros with the highest percentages were in California.
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