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Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities: Good News and Bad News

Issuance of home equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) rose to $1.2 billion in April 2018, according to a new report by New View Advisors, “a financial services firm advising clients on capital markets, product development and valuation, mergers and acquisitions, ...

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HUD Addresses Concerns About Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures

Reverse mortgages have become a popular—and sometimes controversial—way for Americans to make use of the accrued equity in their homes, especially for older homeowners. The latest controversy surrounds HUD foreclosures on homes participating in the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) ...

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Reverse Mortgage Securities Market Booming—for Now

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February 2018 was an excellent month for investors in reverse mortgage securities. According to New View Advisors, a financial services advisory firm located in New York, issuers of home-equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) sold 129 pools in February, totaling $1.47 ...

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Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward

Tim Rood is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for the housing and mortgage industries. Collingwood works to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; helps financial services ...

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Which U.S. Cities are Embracing Reverse Mortgages?

California cities dominate the top 10 U.S. cities where reverse mortgages are most often used, according to a new study by LendingTree. California cities accounted for four of the top 10 slots in LendingTree’s report, but none of them managed ...

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FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for 2017. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage reverse mortgage program, which ...

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Risky Business

The FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund currently covers both forward and reverse mortgages. But is that really the best way to asses risk for the programs?

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