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How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014
Huffington Post
A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows senior homeowners to borrow money against the equity in their house. The loan doesn't have to be repaid until the homeowner dies, sells the house or moves out for at least 12 months. It's also important to know ...

Reverse Mortgage Realities
New York Times
Adult children have reason to be wary when their parents start talking about reverse mortgages. The loans make sense only for those who plan to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives and can afford to pay property taxes and insurance for that ...

Reverse Mortgage Funding Hires Lambrecht to Drive Retail Growth
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Following its late 2013 and early 2014 new product releases, Reverse Mortgage Funding is ramping up its retail presence in the reverse mortgage market and has hired Patrick Lambrecht as retail operations leader for the company. In particular, Lambrecht ...
Reverse Mortgage Funding Names Patrick Lambrecht Head of Retail OperationsNational Mortgage Professional Magazine
Reverse Mortgages: Legitimate or Scam?
The Reverse Mortgage Tidal Wave of 2014LoanSafe
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
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In brief: Reverse-mortgage seminar, mental-health conference coming up
Poughkeepsie Journal
NEW PALTZ — The Pines at Poughkeepsie will sponsor a free seminar focused on the rapidly changing terms and guidelines associated with government-sponsored reverse mortgages from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 24 in the lobby. There will be light ...

Reverse Mortgage Broker Volume Spikes, Offsetting Retail Losses
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Total reverse mortgage growth rose 2.1% in February, boosted by double-digit wholesale gains and offset by retail loss, according to the latest Reverse Market Insights data. Retail endorsements shrank 6.3%, but wholesale saved the day and produced ...

Generation Mortgage's Site Refresh Targets Reverse Mortgage Perceptions
Reverse Mortgage Daily
The redesign follows Generation's November 2013 launch of, a new website focused on a consumer's potential reverse mortgage experience and the loan options available to them. “This site refresh will play a significant role in helping ...

Academics Say Reverse Mortgages Make Sense in Retirement Planning
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Reverse mortgages have already been garnering recognition as a viable retirement assets by the financial planning community lately, and now others in the Academic field are echoing similar praises. In a Q&A from, two university professors ...

New York Times

Pitfalls of Reverse Mortgages May Pass to Borrower's Heirs
New York Times
Similar scenes are being played out throughout an aging America, where the children of elderly borrowers are learning that their parents' reverse mortgages are now threatening their own inheritances. Reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners 62 and ...
Heirs of reverse mortgage holders may inherit the pitfalls, tooBoston Globe
Despite Regulations, Survivors Face Foreclosures After Reverse Mortgage ...The Consumerist
NY Times: Reverse Mortgage Heirs Face PitfallsReverse Mortgage Daily
McCook Daily Gazette
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Once Online, Seniors More Favorable to Tech Adoption
Reverse Mortgage Daily
More seniors are using the internet than ever before, and once they start, they're usually hooked—and become more likely to see the internet as a valuable resource for information, says Pew Research of its latest Internet Project findings. Similar to ...

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RMF's HECM Choice Here to Stay, Despite Ginnie Mae Ruling
Reverse Mortgage Daily
Despite Ginnie Mae's recent ruling prohibiting lenders' ability to securitize variations of fixed-rate Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), Reverse Mortgage Funding's HECM Choice reverse mortgage looks like it's here to stay, albeit with several ...

Up to the minute news coverage of reverse mortgages as provided by Google News Alerts. Links to television news stories and a sampling of print articles published in regional and national newspapers are provided.

News Coverage

Following is a sample listing of articles that discuss reverse mortgages.

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

Philadelphia Weekly-November 5, 2012
Are Distorted Media Reports Scaring Seniors Away From Reverse Mortgages

The New York Times-November 2, 2012
Reverse Mortgages: The Industry Responds (Letter to the Editor submitted by NRMLA)

Knowledge Wharton Today-October 23, 2012
What's Right with Reverse Mortgages

MarketWatch-August 7, 2012
Reversing the Negative View of Reverse Mortgages

Closing Bell (CNBC)-June 22, 2012
Reverse Mortgage: Retirement Risk?

Wall Street Journal-June 11, 2012
Counting on an Inheritance? County Again

Southeast Missourian-June 4, 2012
Reverse Mortgages Are One Source of Income After Retirement

Austin American-Statesman-June 2, 2012
Reverse Mortgages Become Planning Tool

Planners Warming to HECMs March 10, 2014

Reverse mortgages should not be viewed as a product solely for retirees in dire straits, rather financial planners should examine every aspect of income when advising clients, including home equity, according to an article in Financial Advisor IQ.

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