Housing Market Recovery Showed Progress in 3Q

The U.S. housing market improved during the third quarter of 2016, led by increases in the homeownership rate, home prices, purchases of new single-family homes and a reduction in seriously delinquent loans, according to the latest National Housing Market Summary published by HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research. Highlights: Construction starts on single-family homes … more Housing Market Recovery Showed Progress in 3Q

Live Webcast: Using Reverse Mortgages to Buy a Home

The National Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a live webcast on Wednesday, February 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, that promotes HECM for Purchase. NRMLA members are invited to register for this free informational webinar and promote the event to interested real estate agents. NAR’s Jon Boughtin will interview Scott Trembley, CEO of The … more Live Webcast: Using Reverse Mortgages to Buy a Home

NRMLA Adds Online Ethics Complaint Feature

NRMLA’s new online form streamlines the process for reporting ethics violations to NRMLA’s Ethics Committee. Information and documents can now be uploaded for submission on NRMLAonline.org. Anytime you see a questionable advertisement or inappropriate behavior that may violate NRMLA’s Code of Ethics, we encourage you to submit a complaint for review by the Ethics Committee. … more NRMLA Adds Online Ethics Complaint Feature

Save These Dates: 2017 Conference Schedule

NRMLA’s conferences offer an excellent opportunity for members to stay abreast of important issues and trends, earn continuing education credits, network with colleagues and meet with business partners. Start planning your year around these dates: Eastern Regional Meeting & Expo. April 3-4, InterContinental New York Times Square, New York Western Regional Meeting & Expo. May … more Save These Dates: 2017 Conference Schedule

GAO: Student Debt Diminishes Social Security Benefits for Some

The Department of Education has been recouping student loan debt by garnishing Social Security benefits from older Americans who fall below the federal poverty line, according to the results of a Government Accountability Office audit reported by The Washington Post.   There has been a 10-fold increase in the amount of student debt held by … more GAO: Student Debt Diminishes Social Security Benefits for Some

Widowhood Hinders Women’s Retirement Security

Women are four times more likely than men to outlive their spouses, but many are unprepared for the financial shock of widowhood in retirement when household income declines by about 40% due to changes in Social Security benefits and the end of one spouse’s retirement income, while expenses remain relatively the same. Even couples who prepare … more Widowhood Hinders Women’s Retirement Security

NRMLA to Present Webinar to ASA Members

On December 9th, NRMLA will host, “Women and Retirement Security: Challenges and Solutions,” a free webinar for members of the American Society on Aging that is also open to the public. The hour-long presentation features three distinguished speakers who will identify the leading drivers of retirement insecurity among women and discuss financial options women should … more NRMLA to Present Webinar to ASA Members

NRMLA Gives Back to Chicago Seniors in Need

In conjunction with the 2016 NRMLA Annual Meeting and Expo, 75 reverse mortgage industry professionals traveled to Chicago a day early in order to participate in a volunteer service project with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, a non-profit dedicated to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Volunteers helped wrap gifts generously donated … more NRMLA Gives Back to Chicago Seniors in Need