With the government agency that dominates the reverse mortgage space working on moves to address the increase in tax and insurance default concerns there, some players may want to keep an eye on how these affect the market for this product.

To put a complex and sensitive issue in rough and simple terms: In the short term, there could be a jolt to what has been a small secondary market for existing reverse mortgages as a result, but in the long term it looks like there also could be some positive implications for new and perhaps even older product.

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