NEWS: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) ReverseVision, Inc. announced today that NOVA(R) Home Loans (NOVA), a Tucson, Arizona-based mortgage lender serving the Southwestern United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). NOVA has originated reverse mortgages as a correspondent lender since 2014.
According to Glen Smart, manager of NOVA’s reverse mortgage division, the lender selected RVX for its superior integration with secondary market investors. “Frankly, the first question we ask whenever we partner with a new investor is, ‘Will you work with RV Exchange?'” Smart said.
RVX is San Diego, Calif.-based ReverseVision’s flagship product. The LOS serves as a centralized exchange, connecting all participants in the lifecycle of a reverse mortgage by allowing them to log in to a single system to share documents and information for each part of the loan process.
“RV Exchange allows us to deliver the same reverse mortgage package to any number of investor partners,” Smart said. “We don’t have to learn and open a bunch of different investors’ systems to compare options. We absolutely love that.”
RVX encompasses everything from point-of-sale, processing, underwriting, funding and post-closing to secondary marketing. This central exchange model is unique in the mortgage industry and offers benefits to all parties that include reduced document errors, heightened information security and shorter fulfillment timelines.
At NOVA, loan officers refer all reverse mortgage leads to a team of dedicated reverse mortgage specialists. Referring loan officers receive a referral fee when the loan closes.
“We’ve found that when leads are handled exclusively by certified reverse mortgage experts, customer interactions are better and loans close more frequently,” said Smart. “I would love to see everyone in the industry shift to a model that relies on specialists versus the loan officer that tries to do one or two reverse mortgages a year. That’s where mistakes get made, files are delayed, seniors are upset and the program gets a bad name.”
NOVA is the largest independent mortgage bank in Arizona. Licensed in 12 states, NOVA currently operates branches in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
“Through RVX, NOVA Home Loans matches the needs of senior borrowers and investors, both of whom receive unique benefits from HECM loans,” said ReverseVision Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel. The HUD-insured home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) is the most widely used reverse mortgage product. It allows homeowners age 62 and older to tap into their home equity as a source of income or line of credit.
“HECM can be an ideal solution for Baby Boomers who want to age in place and extend their finances throughout retirement,” Peel said. “NOVA’s commitment to the reverse mortgage business and to educating REALTORS(R), financial planners and seniors on reverse mortgage products is a boon to the communities it serves.”
Smart also acknowledged the role of education in growing NOVA’s reverse mortgage division. “We teach continuing education classes on reverse mortgages to real estate agents,” Smart said, “and my goal for 2016 is to increase the number of interactions we have with financial planners, CPAs and estate attorneys. These professionals serve as trusted advisors and can help seniors and their families compare options and make the best possible financial decisions for their situation.”
About NOVA Home Loans:
Licensed in 15 states with branch locations throughout Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, NOVA has served the needs of homeowners and homebuyers since 1980. As one of the fastest-growing lenders in the Southwest, NOVA provides customers with the lending strength of a large financial institution and the flexibility of a local business, including specialized loan programs that traditional banks may not offer. At NOVA, loan applications are handled in-house from start to finish for exceptional service and closing speed.
For more information, visit http://www.novahomeloans.com/.
Recognized as a Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500(TM) Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.
ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.
For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.
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