When assessing December’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) volume data for December 2023, Reverse Market Insight (RMI) used a choice word as the title for its commentary: “thud.”
Amid an already challenging operating environment observed throughout 2023, both HECM endorsement volume and HECM-backed Securities (HMBS) issuance closed out the year on a low note, with both metrics falling lower from the month before, according to data from RMI and New View Advisors.
Endorsement volume falls slightly
While not a pronounced drop, HECM endorsements fell 3% to end the month with 2,190 loans, but that general drop came with a few notable details ⇒
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