Top 10 Reverse Mortgage Lenders in Arkansas
*Source: BBB Lender Ratings as of 12-23-2018
|Lender Name||Company Start Date ||Lender Rating ||Review Stars (0-5.0)||% of Positive Reviews||# of Complaints Last 3 Yrs.||BBB Reviews
|All Reverse Mortgage, Inc. ||05/27/2004||A+||5.0||100%||2||Review Source
|American Advisors Group (AAG)||10/29/2004||A- ||4.1||82%||41||Review Source
|Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC||09/25/2012||A+ ||3.2||64%||3||Review Source
|Live Well Financial, Inc.||08/28/2008 ||A+||2.1||17%||9||Review Source
|One Reverse Mortgage, LLC||07/12/2001||A+ ||3.2||60%||5||Review Source
|Liberty Home Equity Solutions, Inc.||09/05/2003||A+ ||2.7||40%||5||Review Source
|HighTechLending Inc||06/06/2006||C+ ||2.3||0%||2||Review Source
|Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.||02/21/2007||F ||1.05||1%||86||Review Source
|Synergy One Lending, Inc. (Retirement Funding Solutions)||01/09/2013 ||A+||N/A||N/A||1||Review Source
|Finance of America Reverse LLC||10/15/2003||A+ ||N/A||N/A||3||Review Source
We are proud to be Arkansas's #1 rated reverse mortgage lender by the BBB with a Perfect 5.0 stars and A+ review. All Reverse Mortgage® lends in 16 states nationwide, and throughout all of Arkansas state.
All Reverse began in November 2007 and as the name implies, the only loan product that All Reverse Mortgage® originates is the residential reverse mortgage loan.
We offer reverse mortgages to AR homeowners and our staff has a combined lending experience exceeding 100 years with national mortgage banking experience on both coasts and points between. Due to this varied direct experience, All Reverse Mortgage® is well positioned to be able to assist borrowers with all specific needs associated with the reverse mortgage program.
Arkansas Reverse Mortgage Facts
|State||Homeowners Age 62+||Reverse Mortgages Closed Last 12 Months||Purchase Reverse Mortgages Closed Last 12 Months||Lenders in Arkansas||Avg. Home Value
HUD Approved Direct Lender
All Reverse Mortgage® is approved with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to originate, underwrite and close the HUD Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, or “Heck-um”). The HECM is HUD’s acronym for the reverse mortgage program it administers for seniors who are 62 and older.
All Reverse Mortgage® originates in Arkansas and offers several reverse mortgage options. In some instances, borrowers are looking to pay off their existing loan and eliminate their monthly mortgage payment. Or, if they already have paid off their mortgage, a reverse loan can help borrowers utilize their equity for other purposes. In some cases, borrowers can do both. They also may use a specific type of reverse mortgage to purchase a new home.
About All Reverse Mortgage
The owners and management of All Reverse were part of the team that wrote and sold the first fixed rate jumbo reverse mortgage in 2008 and, as such, have extensive experience in jumbo or proprietary loan programs. We are always looking for new products to offer to borrowers with high valued homes in strong real estate markets where the HUD HECM might not serve well. Jumbo or proprietary programs typically offer lower Principal Limits as they relate to home values, but can offer stronger borrowing power because they are not restricted by the federal loan limit set by HUD.
A seasoned originator can readily inform borrowers about their loan options, and can provide detail on the different options available, so that the borrower can make an informed decision. It is no longer uncommon to find markets where HECMs are most popular located in close proximity to markets where jumbo reverse mortgages are more widely used.
Homeowners aged 62 and older in many markets have seen that the reverse mortgage can be a very solid financial tool, leading to many now seeking the reverse mortgage to augment their retirement plans rather than the last-resort approach more common in the past. Borrowers are using reverse mortgages for many purposes, from the elimination of existing mortgage payments to the line of credit that grows over time, offering more borrowing opportunities in the future.
Reverse mortgage borrowers understand that this program allows them to utilize their homes to not only live comfortably and age-in-place, but to plan for their financial future as well.
Arkansas Lending Limits
Arkansas ranks as the 32nd most populous state in the U.S. and the 29th largest in terms of land size. As of 2017, about 3,004,279 people resided in the state, with 498,710 aged 65 and older. About 65% of people in the state are homeowners.
Named for the native Quapaw word for “south wind,” Arkansas was first explored by Europeans when the French came in the late seventeenth century. The area was purchased by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase and officially became a state in 1836. During the Civil War, the state fought for the South and withdrew from the United States to be a member of the Confederacy.
Little Rock is both the state capital and Arkansas’ largest city with an estimated population of 196,188. Along with being the former home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the city is known for the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who famously were escorted into a newly integrated high school by the National Guard. The notable event followed Brown v. the Board of Education, which ruled segregation to be illegal. A statue dedicated to the students stands on the state capitol grounds. Little Rock is also home to the nation’s only purse museum.
The next largest cities in the state are Fort Smith, Fayetteville, and Springdale, which are all located around the northwest corner of the state. Hot Springs, with its national park of the same name, is known for the natural healing hot springs and the bathhouses and spas and built around them. Another city, Bentonville, boasts being the birthplace of Walmart. The largest industries in Arkansas are agriculture, transportation and logistics, and food manufacturing. It’s biggest companies are Dillard’s, Sam’s Club, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.
Arkansas experiences all four seasons, with snow in the winter and occasional thunderstorms in the warmer months. The state is classified as having a humid subtropical climate, with the southern half warmer and more humid than the more mountainous and hilly north. With the four seasons, temperatures can vary wildly, with an annual average high of 92 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average home value in the state is $121,800, and prices are projected to rise an additional 8.5% in the next year. Given this average, many homes fall below the federal maximum reverse mortgage lending limit of $726,525 that applies to all HECM loans. For more borrowing power above the federal limit, there are jumbo reverse mortgage programs available.
If you reside in Arkansas, All Reverse Mortgage is here to answer your questions. Access our online calculator or call us Toll Free at (800) 565-1722.
Top 3 Lender Resources in MS:
Top 10 Lender Reviews & Ratings: https://reverse.mortgage/best-reverse-mortgage-lenders
Reversemortgage.org NRMLA Members in Arkansas: https://www.reversemortgage.org/Find-a-Lender/state/AR
HUD.GOV Lenders: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/lenderlist