HECM Lenders – May 2019

HECM endorsements dropped -7% in May, reinforcing the lumpiness and uncertainty around HECM volumes after an encouraging April tally. Most of the larger regions declined but a few of the lower volume regions built on April gains:

  • Midwest jumped 23.1% to 213 loans, its highest level since October (outside of the catchup boost in Feb)
  • Great Plains rose 15.4% to 60 loans
  • Mid-Atlantic gained 15.1% to 214 loans

Several lenders bloomed as well:

  • Live Well is winding things down but managed 31.1% higher endorsements in May
  • Longbridge jumped 21.4% to 68 loans, their highest month in over a year
  • Synergy One rose 9.9% to 178 loans, also their highest in over a year (outside of Feb’s catchup)

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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