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How To Get A Reverse Mortgage And Stay Safe In The Current (COVID-19) Environment

Bruce Simmons - March 24, 2020
How To Get A Reverse Mortgage And Stay Safe In The Current (COVID-19) Environment

I cannot recall a better time to get a reverse mortgage.  Rates are the lowest that I’ve seen (I’ve been specializing in originating reverse mortgages since 2003), and property values are still high.  ..

Quirky Reverse Mortgage Rules (Part 1)

Bruce Simmons - March 16, 2020
Quirky Reverse Mortgage Rules (Part 1)

Reverse mortgages have lots of rules. Specifically, the FHA insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), has more rules than any loan I have ever done. The other challenge is that FHA tends to add, change and update (never subtract), these rules on at least a yearly basis. ..

Reverse Mortgage Conversation on “The Street”

Bruce Simmons - February 25, 2020
Reverse Mortgage Conversation on “The Street”

“Thestreet.com” is financial news and literacy website that is directed towards mainstream America and personal finance. ..

FHA Lending Limit Increases for 2020

Bruce Simmons - January 21, 2020
FHA Lending Limit Increases for 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, FHA increased the Maximum Claim Amount (MCA) from $726,525 to $765,600.  ..

Portfolio Reverse Mortgage Updates

Bruce Simmons - December 02, 2019
Portfolio Reverse Mortgage Updates

Last week I attended the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) convention in Nashville, TN. I find these meetings very informative and valuable and I always learn something.  ..

Life Cycle Of An Appraisal

Bruce Simmons - October 22, 2019
Life Cycle Of An Appraisal

With FHA just recently announcing they are making the “Collateral Risk Assessment” program permanent, I thought this would be good time to talk about the appraisal process. ..

FHA Single Unit Condo Approvals Are Now An Option

Bruce Simmons - October 16, 2019

HUD recently mad changes to the FHA condo approval process by allowing FHA loan on condos in non-FHA approved condominium complexes. In order to do these loans, the lender must get something called a “Single Unit Approval”. There is a process to this and while it is not as difficult as getting the entire complex approved, there are still a number of hoops we have to jump through.  ..

The Most Popular Reverse Mortgage Interest Rates

Bruce Simmons - September 23, 2019
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How Does Financial Assessment Work & What Is A Life Expectancy Set-Aside?

Bruce Simmons - September 16, 2019
How Does Financial Assessment Work & What Is A Life Expectancy Set-Aside?

When a homeowner applies for a “forward” mortgage, the lender will want to check their credit to make sure the borrowers have good credit scores.  They will also check their income to make sure they can afford the payment. ..

FHA Eases Condo Approval Rules

Bruce Simmons - August 22, 2019
FHA Eases Condo Approval Rules

If you live in a condominium (or know someone who does) and are looking for an FHA reverse mortgage, you know the most difficult part of the loan process may be getting your complex approved by HUD (Housing and Urban Development). However, beginning on October 15, 2019, that process will be dramatically easier. ..


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Bruce Simmons Reverse Mortgage Specialist

American Liberty Mortgage, Inc.
Bruce E. Simmons, CRMP
Reverse Mortgage Manager
NMLS #409914

1932 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

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