Financial Assessment Is Working (Part III)

Financial Assessment is still working. FHA’s new policy of requiring the financial assessment (“FA”) of the borrower’s ability to pay has cut tax and insurance default by nearly three quarters and serious defaults by almost two-thirds. These results continue to validate the encouraging data we shared 3 months and 6 months ago. FHA’s objective for … more Financial Assessment Is Working (Part III)

Next HOPE NOW Event in California Scheduled for September 16

The HOPE NOW Alliance will conduct its fourth educational seminar this year in Southern California for reverse mortgage borrowers and their families on September 16 at the West Covina Senior Center, located near downtown Los Angeles. The HOPE NOW Alliance is partnering with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions in 2017 to conduct five reverse mortgage assistance events in California. The … more Next HOPE NOW Event in California Scheduled for September 16

Financial Help for Delinquent HECM Borrowers

The Federal Housing Administration and reverse mortgage servicers have done a remarkable job helping HECM borrowers who have fallen behind on paying property taxes, homeowners insurance or condo fees bring their loans current. In addition to FHA’s loss mitigation tools, an increasing number of states have allocated federal “hardest hit funds” to help reverse mortgage … more Financial Help for Delinquent HECM Borrowers

Financial Assessment Looks Better and Better

Financial Assessment is still working, only more so. FHA’s new policy of requiring financial assessment (“FA”) of the borrower’s ability to pay has cut tax and insurance default by nearly three quarters and serious defaults by almost two-thirds. These results are even better than the encouraging data we shared this past February. FHA’s objective for … more Financial Assessment Looks Better and Better

Helping Delinquent HECM Borrowers in IL and CA

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) launched the Reverse Mortgage Assistance Program last week to help HECM borrowers in the Prairie State who are in technical default for not paying their property taxes and homeowners insurance policies. The IHDA offers up to $35,000 to reinstate a homeowner’s delinquent property expenses and pay future taxes and … more Helping Delinquent HECM Borrowers in IL and CA

Financial Assessment Works

Financial Assessment is working. FHA’s new policy of requiring financial assessment (“FA”) of the borrower’s ability to pay has cut tax and insurance default by two-thirds and serious defaults almost in half, according to an analysis by New View Advisors. FHA’s objective for the new Financial Assessment regulations was to reduce the persistent defaults, especially … more Financial Assessment Works

New Collaboration Focuses on CA Borrowers

The HOPE NOW Alliance and ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions are collaborating on a one-year pilot program that assists homeowners in California who have reverse mortgage issues, concerns and questions. Five public events are being organized, beginning in March, and lasting throughout the year. “The goal is to create face-to-face interactive events where participants can gain … more New Collaboration Focuses on CA Borrowers

New Address for HUD Servicing Center

The Department of Housing and Urban Development notified mortgagees this week that its Tulsa, Oklahoma Servicing Center has changed addresses. Mortgagee Letter 2016-17 said effective immediately all correspondence must go to: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development National Servicing Center – TULSA 110 W 7th Street, Suite 1110 Tulsa, OK 74119 The NSC’s existing … more New Address for HUD Servicing Center