One of the challenges of being a loan officer is making sure a client fully understands how the reverse mortgages works and what the different disclosures discussed at application and closing mean.
Consider for a moment the following ethical scenarios and how you would respond.
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Saying no is seldom easy, even if a situation warrants it. In the mortgage sector, that scenario plays out when lenders advise seniors who are banking on reverse mortgages to solve their financial problems that they should pass on a deal or say that it can’t be done at all.
He answers questions for seniors and for mortgage professionals. They call him with their issues, and he helps them find solutions. Many have not met him for he is a voice: a caring voice, a passionate voice, a strong voice for seniors in the communities that he serves.
NRMLA submitted comments to HUD requesting that HECM counselors be exempted from new examination requirements that will assess a housing counselor’s competency guiding consumers through the homeownership process.
NRMLA is disseminating the following notice to members as a reminder of the counseling safeguards that HECM counselors and lenders must follow when meeting with prospective clients.
In an email sent to HECM Counselors, HUD clarified the meaning of non-recourse and promised to update the HECM Counseling Protocol in Handbook 7610.1.
HUD sent a similar notice this week to all mortgagees advising them not to steer clients, participate in counseling sessions, or inappropriately prep clients in advance of counseling.
The FTC issued a comprehensive new advertising and recordkeeping regulation with the potential to greatly affect the mortgage origination and servicing industry, as well as the greater real estate industry that provides complementary services to the mortgage industry.