The Real Deal Miami

Caught in a reverse (mortgage) nightmare: HUD policy draws scrutiny, lawsuit

February 01, 2013 03:00PM
By Kenneth R. Harney

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a birthday gift for 91-year-old widow Jeanette Ogle that should cause any senior to think twice before signing up for a government-insured reverse mortgage. Later this month, on Ogle’s 92nd birthday, her home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is scheduled for foreclosure — not because she did something wrong. Instead, she is expected to lose her house because during a refinancing in 2007, only her husband’s name was included on the reverse mortgage documents prepared by a loan broker. [more]

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