The Expanding American Homeownership Act and Reverse Mortgage

In November 2007, US Senator Jim Talent introduced the Expanding American Homeownership Act.
Since 1934, the FHA has helped more than 34 million families purchase homes with affordable mortgages and fair payment terms. Still, many experts feel that the agency needs to adapt to today’s market place. The ultimate intent of the Expanding American Homeownership Act [...]

The FHA and Reverse Mortgages

The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) was established in 1934. The organization was created to help borrowers during the bankrupt housing market of the Great Depression.
Today the FHA protects the interests of lenders and borrowers alike. The organization supports lenders by insuring bank loans, which guarantees lenders that loans will be repaid in the event [...]

History of Reverse Mortgages

By now, most consumers have at least heard of a “reverse mortgage.” That is because these specialized loans have become increasingly popular in recent years. This article is dedicated to not only defining a reverse mortgage, but also providing a brief history how the loan originated in the United States.
Reverse mortgage loans are a special [...]

Arm Yourself With Information to Prevent Being Taken In By A Reverse Mortgage Scam

New legislation has been put in place just to help prevent seniors from being taken in by scammers in the reverse mortgage industry. If you or a member of your family is considering a reverse mortgage, read the tips below to help protect yourself from unscrupulous lenders.
Con artists prey on those that are too [...]

HECM vs. the Jumbo Private Reverse Mortgage

There are many different types of reverse mortgages available, each with their own lenders, fee schedules, interest rate structures, and more. Two of those mortgage types, the HECM and jumbo reverse mortgage, each offer specific advantages to meet unique borrowers’ needs. Not everyone will benefit from the same type of reverse mortgage, so learning about [...]