August 19, 2017

FHA Offers Disaster Relief For Storm Sandy Victims

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced federal disaster assistance to victims of Storm Sandy.  “Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process,” said Donovan. “Whether it’s foreclosure relief for families with FHA-insured loans or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to […]

Reverse Mortgages – A Visual Explanation

Reverse mortgages have been receiving a lot of bad press lately due to multiple news reports on elderly citizens with reverse mortgages being foreclosed out of their homes. This situation was noted in a post done earlier this year in which the details of the pitfalls of reverse mortgages were examined. The nonstop ads on […]

Four Tips On How To Avoid FHA Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Borrowers with FHA loans have the highest delinquency and default rates.  Many analysts blame extremely liberal FHA underwriting policies, very low down payment requirements and seller concessions.  Other factors that contribute to a default rate of almost 10% on FHA mortgages are slow income growth, high unemployment and declining home values. Regardless of the causes […]

States Move To Protect Seniors Considering A Reverse Mortgage With Face-To-Face Interviews

The nonstop ads on cable television make it sound like reverse mortgages are the magical solution to every financial problem faced by the elderly.  Reverse mortgages are, in fact, the most complex mortgage product out there.  Most seniors probably don’t fully comprehend what they are getting into with a reverse mortgage unless they possess a […]

How Much Money Can I Get From A Reverse Mortgage? A Step By Step Procedure

We have previously discussed the merits and potential drawbacks of the reverse mortgage program.  The reverse mortgage is officially known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM.  A reverse mortgage is obtained through the FHA and is a relatively small part of their lending business.  While the FHA will receive almost two million routine […]