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Driving the Home Improvement Market

Armed with record amountss of home equity and an expressed desire to remain in their homes as they age, older homeowners are driving the home improvement market. Check out the study…

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Another Sign the Housing Market now Favors Homebuyers

As the housing market continues to slow, it’s becoming more evident that the nation’s homebuyers are benefiting from the cool down. In fact, according to a recent report from Redfin, the share of winning offers written by Redfin agents that included a sale contingency climbed to 7.1% in February. February not only marks a five-month […]

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Financial Wellness High on Boomer Bucket Lists

Ninety-five percent of surveyed Americans revealed that they have some kind of list of financial goals and other experiences they wish to have before passing on, otherwise known as a “bucket list.” 66 percent of respondents have something on that list that they plan to accomplish within the next year of their lives, and 21 […]

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Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Check it out…

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Why Open a Reverse Mortgage Before it is Actually Needed?

Would the line of credit ultimately be larger if opened earlier rather than later? We can further explore this question with a more realistic example. Exhibit 1.1 below provides an illustration of the impact of opening a reverse mortgage at different points in time using a few basic assumptions. Keep reading…

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Top 10 Reasons Seniors Choose Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Loans

Trends show that wealthy seniors are now taking advantage of their home equity as means for further investments. American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, today revealed the top 10 reasons seniors are choosing their Advantage™ jumbo reverse mortgage loan. The Advantage loan gives affluent seniors access to their home […]

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Housing Wealth for 62+ Reaches $6.9 Trillion in Q2

Housing wealth for homeowners 62 and older grew to $6.9 trillion in Q2 2018, an increase of $130 billion in senior home equity over Q1 2018, reports the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. The RMMI rose to 249.37 in Q2, another all-time high […]

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FHA Increases HECM Lending Limit to $726,525

Beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, the national lending limit for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages will increase to $726,525 from $679,650. Details were just announced in Mortgagee Letter 2018-12. This new loan limit is also applicable to Freddie Mac’s special exception areas: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. View original post on NRMLAOnline.org

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AAG and FAR Partner to Expand Jumbo Product Reach

Two of the biggest names in the reverse mortgage industry are teaming up in an attempt to expand the reach of proprietary products. American Advisors Group will begin offering Finance of America Reverse’s private HomeSafe loan on a correspondent basis, RMD has learned. Under the agreement, the Orange, Calif.-based AAG will offer the HomeSafe — a proprietary […]

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