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'Lending Limits' Category Archives

The 2019 Reverse Mortgage Limit is officially $726,525

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BREAKING: HUD Increases 2019 Reverse Mortgage Limit!  HUD released their announcement verifying the news we released on November 28, 2018 raising the Mortgage Lending Limits for HECM Loans. The numbers came in exactly where we expected and so the article, we posted on November 28, 2018 is now official. But remember, the new limits are only effective with Case Numbers...
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5 Key Reverse Mortgage Changes Moving into 2018

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Another year has come and gone… Where is the time going?  It sounded strange to say 2017 all year and now 2018 is upon us.  This year, the reverse mortgage industry experienced many changes. 2017 HUD Surprised Industry with Massive Changes  In September, HUD sent the entire industry into a tailspin by announcing changes that were to take effect...
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Higher Reverse Mortgage Limits Announced for 2018

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Breaking: HUD Increases 2019 Reverse Mortgage Limits to $726,525 Higher Reverse Mortgage Limits Coming January 1st 2018 Starting in 2018, lending limits for government-insured reverse mortgages will increase, allowing borrowers the opportunity to access more of their home equity than ever before. The vast majority of reverse mortgages are federally-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) that are backed by...
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Higher Reverse Mortgage Lending Limits Coming in 2017

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Higher Reverse Mortgage Limits Coming in 2017 Starting in 2017, lending limits for government-backed reverse mortgages will increase, allowing borrowers the opportunity to access more of their home equity than ever before. The vast majority of reverse mortgages are federally-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) that are backed by the Federal Housing Administration. These loans allow homeowners age...
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2017 Reverse Mortgage Limit Increased to $636,150

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FHA Increases HECM Loan Limit The maximum claim amount for FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (Reverse Mortgage) will increase from its current $625,500 limit to $636,150 in 2017, according to Mortgagee Letter 2016-19 published today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This new MCA – which is equal to 150 percent of the Freddie Mac national conforming limit...
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Rule Change Brings Higher Reverse Mortgage Principal Limits

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If you’re in the process of applying for a reverse mortgage, or if you have been considering tapping into your home equity with a government insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan, a recent change may mean you can qualify for more loan proceeds.  HUD surprised everyone with a Mortgagee Letter of the changes at the very end of June and...
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Reverse Mortgage Limits Stay High for 2014

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Loan limits for government-insured reverse mortgages have kept stable at a maximum claim amount of $625,500 for 2014. For borrowers in high-valued homes, this means you will retain your ability to access your home’s equity as a new reverse mortgage borrower. Next year’s limits for the Federal Housing Administration-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program remain unchanged from 2013....
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2013 Reverse Mortgage Loan Limits – $625,500 Extended

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OFFICIAL: FHA Announces Fixed Rate Standard Reverse Mortgage Elimination Date.. On December 6, 2012, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 12-26 which among other things, announced the extension of the $625,500 maximum limit on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM or "Heck-um") program. The lending limit shall remain at 625,500 through December 31, 2013. Excerpts from that Mortgagee Letter appear below: This...
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FHA Confirms 2012 Reverse Mortgage Limits

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2013 Update: Reverse Mortgage $625,500 Limits have been extended! FHA Confirms 2012 Reverse Mortgage Limits The Federal Housing Administration announced last week through its listserv that the current reverse mortgage loan limit of $625,500 will remain in effect for 2012 and that a mortgagee letter stating this policy is pending. “Lenders are reminded that the maximum claim amount for HECMs...
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Reverse Mortgage Limit of $625,500 Until December 31, 2011

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In Mortgagee Letter 11029 HUD announced that they will extend the current reverse mortgage Loan Limit of $625,500 on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM or "Heck-um") from its current date of expiration of September 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011. The letter states that HUD does leave an opening for the fact that legislation may be enacted to extend...
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