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Volume 25 - Number 21

October 13, 2014

Worth Noting/People on the Move/Looking Ahead

Bureau Updates Its Reverse Mortgages Guide With Words of Caution. The CFPB has updated its reverse mortgage guide to reflect some recent, potentially important changes to such loan products. The bureau is urging caution, noting such mortgages can be risky and expensive. “It’s a complicated type of loan that works best for homeowners who carefully consider all of their options,” the agency said. One of the highlighted changes limits the amount of money a homeowner can draw from the loan in the first year. “Borrowers often get into trouble by taking a lump-sum payment early on,” said the CFPB. “It may feel great to get a big payment up front, but borrowers can outlive this money – which spells financial trouble for borrowers who live longer lives.” ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.
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