While reverse mortgages sometimes make headlines, consumers can rarely find up-to-date information in their favorite newspapers and magazines. To make up for the lack of mainstream news, seniors can get the latest information by following a reverse mortgage blog. For those who have fallen behind on their favorite reverse mortgage blog, here is the latest news that has the mortgage industry buzzing.
Are Financial Experts Finally Realizing the Full Benefits of Reverse Mortgages?
It is no secret that reverse mortgages have many critics. When Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) first became available in the late 1980’s, several lenders did adopt some questionable practices. However, as these loans have matured, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has tightened their regulations. The days when lenders could take advantage of their borrowers are long since over. Unfortunately, it has taken a long time for the industry to shake its negative reputation.
The good news is that the industry is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. While these loans are not meant to take the place of traditional retirement planning, many esteemed organizations, including the National Council on Aging, now work to educate seniors on these loans.
As many adults are acutely aware, the recent downturn in the economy has impacted retirees’ assets and made it harder to save for retirement. An article released by Investment News, an online news source for financial planners, reported that “reverse mortgages should be considered as a very valuable retirement tool by financial advisers of all types.” While there will always be critics, many blog owners are noticing this well-deserved change in attitude.
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