December 2, 2021

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Articles in Category: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

Prison Time For Reverse Mortgage Scammers

From time to time, we report news of housing scams that can affect FHA borrowers. It’s a way of raising the awareness that such scams exist, a reminder of the necessity of being careful in the loan process. The latest news from the FHA and HUD includes a report of three loan officers and a title agent who have been barred from doing business with the FHA/HUD following their convictions on fraud charges. The action was announced in a press release at HUD.gov, HUDNo.12-069: “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the indefinite debarment of three South Florida mortgage loan officers and a Pittsburgh title agent following their criminal convictions on charges they defrauded elderly borrowers, mortgage lenders and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Marcos Echevarria, | more...

 

FHA Requirements for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, or HECM for short, are designed to help qualified borrowers take out an FHA guaranteed loan against the equity built up in their property. They are intended for a specific segment of homeowner; FHA requirements for HECM loans include an age-specific restriction, plus qualifying ownership status, and restrictions on the type of property that can be used for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.