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Credit unions that issue reverse mortgages in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program should find a more stable market this fall after the Department of Housing and Urban Development left the limit for the maximum mortgage amount in place at $625,500 in all areas of the U.S.

The amount had been expected to drop in certain higher-cost areas of the country as of Oct. 1. The Federal Housing Administration, which HUD oversees, had already announced that limit for the size of forward mortgages eligible for FHA insurance would drop on Oct. 1, effectively limiting them in more-expensive markets.

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