stimulate homeowners to refinance

Low mortgage interest rates stimulate homeowners to refinance The usual reasons to refinance a home mortgage loan are to reduce the monthly payment or to raise cash. The third option, which is underappreciated, is to shorten the period of indebtedness. The third option is seldom used. Therefore, many homeowners are refinancing for the wrong reason. […]

Curbing HUD losses on HECM

Curbing HUD losses on HECM reverse mortgages: Further thoughts by The Mortgage Professor: Facebook TwiEmPriSIn a previous column, I noted that large losses on HECM reverse mortgages could be attributed to adverse selection. The program attracts too many borrowers in desperate financial condition and too few borrowers with options. I argued that HUD, instead of […]