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New High of $7.14 Trillion for Senior Housing Wealth

Homeowners age 62 and older saw their collective housing wealth increase in Q1 2019 by 2.7 percent compared to the previous quarter. This constitutes an increase of approximately $104 billion to a record of $7.14 trillion, according to data provided by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) in conjunction with data analytics firm RiskSpan. […]

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FHA Changes Slash Default Rate

It’s been four years since the Federal Housing Administration instituted a policy requiring all prospective reverse mortgage borrowers to undergo a financial assessment to determine their suitability for the loan, and so far, it appears to be working. Learn more…

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Focusing on Smart Use of Housing Wealth

As defined benefit plans and pensions become a thing of the past, researchers continue to extoll home equity’s critical role in retirement income planning. For some time, a group of academics and financial planning professionals have sought to spread that message, forming the Funding Longevity Task Force to drive this mission and working in partnership with the […]

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Financial Advisor: Don’t Ignore Reverse Mortgages

Although they can often be a tough sell, reverse mortgages can likely help financial clients who find themselves running out of money in retirement. This is according to an article appearing in Financial Advisor by writer Dan Jamieson. Learn more…

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FINRA’s Evolution on Reverse Mortgages

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) describes its stance on reverse mortgages in a report titled, “Reverse Mortgages: Avoiding a Reversal of Fortune.” While that title has negative connotations, it doesn’t explain that the contents of the report have evolved over the past several years, even if its title may not have. Read more…

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A Reverse Mortgage is Not a Last Resort

Reverse mortgages are traditionally thought of as a last-resort option for seniors who want to stay in their homes but have little resources and few options left. But research has proven otherwise. Check it out…

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Debunking Reverse Mortgage Critics’ Misconceptions

When examining the totality of negative press that reverse mortgage products have to endure, many of the most persistent reputational hurdles faced by the products arise from people viewing the products themselves in isolation as opposed to a single part of a larger retirement strategy. Read more…

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Protecting Seniors from Scammers

Seniors continue to be the main target for scammers. Linda Karimi of Better Business Bureau was on the show this morning to tell us more. Ryan Ponsford from America  Advisors Group, was here to talk more as well. Watch here…

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Stock Investments, Retirement Savings at Risk

Americans are more financially prepared for retirement than they were just a few years ago, recent researchh found. One of the reasons for that good news might be bad. Many people approaching retirement age today are heavily invested in stocks, potentially leaving their savings vulnerable to the next recession. Check it out…

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Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Read more…

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