HECM Lenders – August 2018

HECM endorsement volume grew 9.9% to 3,197 loans in August. That’s the third lowest total in the past 12 months but importantly, it’s also the second month of growth since the June total of 2,838.

  • All 10 regions were up on the month, with Mid Atlantic leading at 28.2%
  • Southeast/Caribbean and Pacific/Hawaii are the two largest regions and were up the least, at 2.7% and 5.1%, respectively

Lenders had a less uniformly rosy picture, with 6 managing a gain and one unchanged

  • Live Well jumped 29.8% to 170 loans, their highest total since January
  • Finance of America Reverse increased 23.7% to 324 loans
  • One Reverse rose 22.2% to 275 loans

We’ll finish up our recent series later this month with a look at some factors beyond endorsement counts that are ailing the reverse mortgage industry.

If your company is FHA approved check out the rankings on page 5 of the report below. If your company is not FHA approved, watch out for our next edition of HECM Originators to find your ranking!

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