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U.S. Home Prices Rise 6.3 Percent Year-Over-Year

Led by strong gains in Idaho, Nevada and other Mountain states, residential home prices rose 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and 6.3 percent year-over-year, according … more U.S. Home Prices Rise 6.3 Percent Year-Over-Year

Senate Confirms Kathleen Kraninger As BCFP Director

By a vote of 50 to 49, the Senate this week confirmed Kathleen Kraninger as the next director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Kraninger replaces Mick … more Senate Confirms Kathleen Kraninger As BCFP Director

Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Measure

This week, Congress unanimously approved a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the federal government running through December 21, 2018. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the CR … more Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Measure

Where Do Retirees See Themselves Living? recently published a study on where retirees see themselves living, whether aging in place at home or transitioning to an assisted living facility. While 75 percent of people … more Where Do Retirees See Themselves Living?

Reverse Mortgage Magazine, November-December 2018 Issue

On almost every continent, countries are looking to home equity extraction methodologies to help fund aging and retirement, each with their own quirks. In our cover story for the November-December issue of Reverse Mortgage magazine, we sent staff writer Mark Olshaker on a virtual world tour to search for the best ideas from abroad.

Like all policy changes, the new appraisal rules implemented by the FHA for the FY 2019 budget have triggered a good deal of industry chit-chat. But now we have to go out and explain the possibility of a second appraisal to potential borrowers. How are we going to do that? For advice, we turned to Dan Hultquist of Live Well Financial, a CRMP and the author of Understanding Reverse Mortgages.

And finally, we introduce you to Eddie Seiler, PhD, Fulbright scholar, former director of Economics at Fannie Mae, and now the vice president, Research and Economic Analysis at Dworbell, Inc., the umbrella association management company for NRMLA, who analyses the growing dependence on debt by older adults of varying ages and wealth.

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Become a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional


One of our goals as an industry trade association is telling consumers with confidence, you can depend on a NRMLA member. Saying it is one thing; proving it is another. That is why NRMLA created the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation.

In every industry, there are those individuals who strive to excel. They often do so by earning a credential that distinguishes them as being among the most knowledgeable, the most competent and the most ethical and professional.

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