Reverse Mortgages in the News

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Is the Media Coming Around to Reverse Mortgages?
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Reverse mortgage: last resort. Such is the mantra of many mainstream news outlets over the last two decades. But while the reverse mortgage industry has faced its share of challenges in terms of public perception over the years, for the first time ...

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Albuquerque Journal

5 Top Alternatives To A Reverse Mortgage
If you're 62 or older, you may be able to convert the equity in your home into cash with a reverse mortgage. This loan lets you borrow against the equity in your home to get a fixed monthly payment or line of credit. Repayment is deferred until you ...
Reverse mortgages: Reshuffling the deckAlbuquerque Journal
reverse mortgage calculator in texasAthlete Newswire
Tomorrow's Mortgage Space (Part III)National Mortgage Professional Magazine

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Huffington Post

Introducing the Kosher HECM Reverse Mortgage
Huffington Post
When scaled by the need for certification, HECM reverse mortgages are at the top. They are extremely complex, and markedly different from the standard mortgages that many seniors learned about when they took one earlier in their lives to purchase homes.
Mortgage Prof.: 'Kosher' Reverse Mortgages Would Simplify ProductReverse Mortgage Daily

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Ginnie Mae Finalizes Issuer Requirement Changes
Reverse Mortgage Daily
“We have an obligation to be diligent in monitoring risk and ensure that our Issuers are successful. But we also want to attract global capital into the mortgage market and ensure that our model is flexible and available and able to attract capital ...

Investopedia: 5 Financial Alternatives to Reverse Mortgages
Reverse Mortgage Daily
While those 62 or older may opt to convert the equity in their homes into cash with a reverse mortgage, Investopedia details five “top alternatives” to the reverse mortgage product in a recent article. “Home equity loans can be problematic if not done ...
Taxes & Insurance on a Reverse MortgageFlorida Times-Union (blog)

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Reports: CFPB Is Tuning In to Reverse Mortgages
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Reverse mortgage schemes are on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's “radar screen,” according to a report by online publication Financial Advisor. The CFPB has in the past studied reverse mortgages, and has been actively involved in regulatory ...

FHA Close to Rebuilding Troubled Mortgage Insurance Fund
Reverse Mortgage Daily
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last year much-anticipated changes to its HECM program that it expected would help manage risk to the FHA's insurance fund, as well as improve safety for reverse mortgage borrowers.

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Urban Financial Names Tom Evans New Marketing Director
Reverse Mortgage Daily
“Tom brings a rich 10-year background in many aspects of reverse mortgage marketing,” said Steve McClellan, president of UFA. “His work was instrumental in transitioning UFA from a spokesperson-driven advertising model to our current successful ...

Avoid reverse mortgage regrets
Buffalo News
Lots of people don't fully understand how reverse mortgages work, and the resulting confusion can leave them with a lot of regrets. Reverse mortgages were largely created for seniors who are cash-poor but house-rich – they have a lot of equity in their ...

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Reverse Mortgage Or Home-Equity Loan?
If you are a homeowner and at least 62 years old, you may be able to convert your home equity into cash to pay for living expenses, healthcare costs, a home remodel or whatever else you need. Two options for doing so are reverse mortgages and ...

As a result of the reforms enacted by FHA beginning in September 2013 to protect non-borrowing spouses and ensure the long-term stability of the HECM program, much of the press coverage has been positive in 2014. In this section, we have provided links to some of the more favorable stories published in regional and national newspapers during the past year.

The Wall Street Journal-September 22, 2014
When the Client Educate the Advisor

Los Angeles Times- September 21, 2014
Many Seniors Trying to Retire With a Mortgage

The Washington Post-September 20, 2014
Reverse Mortgages No Fast Ticket to Retirement East Street

The New York Times-September 19, 2014
Parents, the Children Will Be Fine. Spend Their Inheritance. Now.

Associated Press/ABC News-September 15, 2014
Once Troubled Reverse Mortgages Poised for Rebound

Kiplinger's Personal Finance-October 2014
New Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Younger Spouses

Sandusky (OH) Register-September 8, 2014
Reverse Mortgages Help Many Seniros in Retirement

Fort Worth Star-Telegram-July 25, 2014
New Rules on Reverse Mortgage Designed to Make Loans Safer for Elderly

The Villager Newspaper
(CO)-July 23, 2014
Boomers Seeking Ways to Fund Longevity

Denver Post-July 19, 2014
Denver a Test Market for Reverse Mortgage Rebranding

The Dallas Morning News-July 16, 2014
Reverse Mortgages Are Becoming a Financial Planning Tool

Tampa Bay Times-June 13, 2014
Reverse Mortgage is a Useful Financial Tool (Op-ed by Peter Bell, President/CEO, NRMLA)

The Palm Beach Post-June 8, 2014
New Reverse Mortgage Rule Aims to Keep Surviving in Home

The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)-May 19, 2014
Forward Thinking Through Reverse Mortgages (Op-ed by Peter Bell, President/CEO, NRMLA)

The Wall Street Journal-March 22, 2014
A Kindler, Gentler Reverse Mortgage

Journal of Financial Planning-March 2014
Retirement Trends, Current Monetary Policy, and the Reverse Mortgage Market

Financial Advisor IQ-March 4, 2014
Look Who's Recommending Reverse Mortgages

Kiplinger's Retirement Report-March 2014
What Heirs Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

The New York Times-February 13, 2014
Retiring on the House

MarketWatch-December 17, 2013
Expect Reverse Mortgages to Grow in Popularity

MarketWatch-October 9, 2013
New Rules Could Revive Reverse Mortgages

The New York Times-September 6, 2013
Tighter Rules Will Make It Harder to Get a Reverse Mortgage

The Wall Street Journal-August 16, 2013
Reverse Mortgages Can Benefit Retirees, Both Wealthy and Not

Jane Bryant Quinn, Personal Finance Commentator-August 15, 2013
A great reverse mortgage idea: Take a credit line now

The New York Times-July 12, 2013
Rules for Reverse Mortgages May Become More Restrictive

The Mortgage Professor-July 4, 2013
Using a Reverse Mortgage to Avoid Impoverishment

The Miami Herald-April 22, 2013
Aging in Place: A New Frontier in Housing

The Wall Street Journal-February 5, 2013
Reverse Mortgage Redo

Public Feedback Spurs Additional Reverse Coverage October 6, 2014

Rarely do nationally syndicated newspaper columnists write two articles on the same topic within the span of one week, but that’s exactly what during the last week of September.