Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF) expands access to home equity beyond traditional HECMs — starting at age 60

Bloomfield, N.J.  Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF), one of the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lenders and the #1 HECM-backed securities (HMBS) issuer for 2017,1 today announced the launch of its groundbreaking proprietary product Equity Edge Reverse Mortgage to increase access to home equity for older homeowners and homebuyers.

The multifaceted product — which is the industry’s only reverse mortgage to be available to borrowers as young as 60 years old — is geared towards:

  • Homeowners and homebuyers with home values of $700,000 or more
  • Those who are looking for alternatives to traditional mortgages or home equity loans and prefer to have payment flexibility
  • An option for those who own or want to purchase a non-FHA-approved condominium

With any reverse mortgage, the amount that one qualifies for is based in part on home value. However a traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) caps the amount that one can borrow at a maximum home value of $679,650, putting those with higher-value homes at a disadvantage.

In contrast, Equity Edge was engineered to enable those who own or plan to purchase higher-valued homes to access more of their home equity. And unlike a HECM, there is no mortgage insurance premium, so Equity Edge can offer lower up-front costs. In addition, no FHA approval is necessary on condominium communities, so more condo homeowners and homebuyers will qualify for this new type of reverse mortgage.

Equity Edge will be available starting June 1 in California, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia through RMF’s retail channels, and on or about July 1 through its third-party origination (TPO) broker channel. The product will be expanded to additional states over the next several months.

Equity Edge was created by the innovators at RMF to bring the financial benefits of a reverse mortgage to a wider group of borrowers, according to David Peskin, President of Reverse Mortgage Funding. Explained Peskin, “Our new product reflects RMF’s continued commitment to helping more homeowners enjoy a more secure, comfortable retirement. At RMF, we are reinventing reverse mortgages, making them better and more accessible. We really view proprietary product development as a core corporate initiative, and we will be dedicating significant resources to proprietary product development.” He continued, “This is just phase one of Equity Edge, we look forward to developing it further and making it available nationwide.”

About Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC

Established in 2012, Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (NMLS ID #1019941) is one of the fastest-growing reverse mortgage lenders in the industry, one of the nation’s largest GNMA issuers of reverse mortgages, and a recognized thought leader in the reverse mortgage business. A wholly owned subsidiary of Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust Inc. (RMIT), the company’s focus is on originating, acquiring, investing in, and managing reverse mortgage loans and securities backed by reverse mortgage loans. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with corporate offices in New York and California and field offices throughout the U.S. Learn more by calling 888-494-0882, visiting www.reversefunding.com, or following us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Step by step help along the way Larry McAnarney was recommended to me. Fortunately, I was able to contact him to assist me in securing a reverse mortgage. He talked to me in terms that I could understand which made my steps possible. He politely and patiently answered my questions and proposed some himself. There was always an update from him on progress or what I should be expecting. To have a person that is comfortable to have a conversation with is important to me. I felt that any question or comment I had was going to be received in a friendly and business like manner. After all the paper work was finished and the reverse mortgage was secured, he still phoned to check if I had questions. I have already recommended him to people who are retirement age, or to their families, in case this could be of assistance to their parents. Obviously, I have a high opinion of my experience.

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