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Ringing Up The New Year – HECM Lenders January 2013

In the first report of 2013, HECM endorsements were up 32.6% to 5,189 – the highest level we’ve seen since last February. It’s possible that the increase was due to a catch up from prior months that were depressed due to FHA system issues, but in any event it puts a rather welcome positive note for the new year.

All 10 regions were up from last month:

  • Southeast/Caribbean grew 36% to a 12 month high
  • Rocky Mountain also had a 12 month high at 263 loans, up 32%
  • Mid-Atlantic grew the fastest at 45%, edging out Southwest for third place in January

Among lenders 7 of the top 8 (Metlife and FNB Layton excluded) were up

  • Liberty Home Equity Solutions (the lender formerly known as Genworth Financial Home Equity Access) was up 33% and a number 2 ranking for past 12 months and tops for the month of January
  • Security One increased 53% to 646 loans (second most in the month)
  • American Advisors Group grew 91% to 540 loans (third for January)

HECM Originators and HECM Trends are expected back shortly (hopefully in the next week or two), but have been unavailable

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