Early Data Shows 19% of HECMs Require 2nd Appraisal – The reverse mortgage appraisal rule change is less than a month old, and early numbers indicate that approximately 19% of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages are being flagged for a second appraisal..
5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Second Home – SmartAsset.com – 5. Consider Making a Lump Sum Payment. An increasing number of second-time homebuyers are handling their transactions in a lump sum of cash. Before applying for a mortgage, a down payment is often required, and in the case of a second mortgage, the required down payment may be higher than what you had to put down the first time.