Our Story

We started GoodLife® with one simple idea in mind, and that is to help our customers lead fuller, richer lives. From day one, we’ve worked hard to help homeowners across the country define their goals and reach them. From offering the country’s lowest rates to reducing expensive fees, we’ve made reverse mortgages easy and attainable. Simply put, we want you to enjoy The GoodLife® in Retirement.

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The GoodLife® Executive Team

Kenneth B. Dunn

President and CEO, GoodLife® Home Loans

Kenneth Dunn brings a deep understanding of the financial industry, mortgage lending and markets to his leadership role at TMAC. He is Emeritus Professor of Financial Economics and former Dean of the David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Elisa Dunn

Chief Administrative Officer, GoodLife® Home Loans

Elisa is responsible for setting the administrative direction of the company. She is responsible for designing, managing, executing and/ or contributing on a variety of projects that span across strategy, human resources, operations, communications, and administration.

Brett Dunn, PhD

Chief Investment Officer, GoodLife® Home Loans

Prior to joining GoodLife®, Brett served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at PNC Financial Services managing the reverse mortgage and agency multifamily mortgage portfolios. Additionally, Brett managed the bank’s agency CMO, MBS, and ARM portfolios and built the portfolio analytics infrastructure.

The GoodLife® Difference

Since 2012, our purpose has been—and still is—to transform and improve the lives of others by helping them access their home equity for greater security in retirement. We go above and beyond in our mission to innovate the industry with faster funding and lower fees.

 

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#1 Lowest reverse mortgage rates
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4.9 Average rating on Truspilot
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A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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Proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA)
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Approved by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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Approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
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Approved by Ginnie Mae
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Proudly cover 65% of the country
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Staffed by highly trained reverse mortgage experts

Disclosures

GoodLife® Home Loans is the “direct-to-consumer” reverse mortgage lending division of Traditional Mortgage Acceptance Corporation (TMAC), founded in 2012 (NMLS # 971307), and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to the creation of GoodLife® Home Loans, TMAC operated solely as a respected, well-capitalized secondary market purchaser of reverse mortgages and a Ginnie Mae issuer of mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”).

Ginnie Mae is a wholly-owned government corporation within the Department of Housing and Urban Development which guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest payments on MBS. As a Ginnie Mae approved MBS issuer, TMAC purchases funded reverse mortgages from many of the top reverse mortgage lenders in the United States and issues securities which are collateralized by “pools” of such loans. In this role, TMAC has served a critical, but indirect role, in creating opportunities for seniors across the nation by generating liquidity within reverse mortgage markets and lowering reverse mortgage financing costs.

In 2018, TMAC decided to make a positive and very exciting change. In addition to its role as a purchaser of funded reverse mortgages and a Ginnie Mae approved MBS issuer, TMAC launched its “direct-to-consumer” retail reverse mortgage lending division headquartered in Laguna Hills, CA, licensed and operating under the name GoodLife® Home Loans. This means GoodLife® and TMAC can now both “directly” and “indirectly” help fund retirement longevity through reverse mortgages for more senior homeowners.

Let’s Talk

Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you live a full, vibrant retirement, too.

23032 Mill Creek Drive Ste. 62 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

Toll Free 1-844-960-2856 info@goodlifehomeloans.com

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Kenneth B. Dunn

President and CEO, GoodLife® Home Loans

Kenneth Dunn brings a deep understanding of the financial industry, mortgage lending and markets to his leadership role at TMAC. He is Emeritus Professor of Financial Economics and former Dean of the David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. Previously he was a Director of BlackRock Inc., a Trustee of the Pittsburgh Opera, a Trustee of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a Trustee of Friend’s Central School and Chair of their investment committee.

Dr. Dunn first joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 1979, received the school’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1982, and became a tenured professor of finance and economics in 1987. He served as the Leslie Wong Distinguished Professor (a visiting position) at the University of British Columbia in 1986. His pioneering research, focused on the application of option-based approaches to analyzing and valuing mortgages, has been published in leading finance journals and continues to be applied today.

In 1987, Dr. Dunn joined investment firm Miller Anderson & Sherrerd. Quickly gaining a reputation for his work in mortgage-backed securities, Dr. Dunn built one of the largest mortgage groups in the U.S. Dr. Dunn also managed Miller Anderson’s fixed income trading, technology, and insurance groups within the firm’s Asset Management Division. He continued in these roles after Morgan Stanley acquired Miller Anderson in 1996, becoming a managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and co-director of the Morgan Stanley’s U.S. Core Fixed Income and Mortgage Teams. He retired from Morgan Stanley and became the eighth dean of CMU’s Tepper School of Business in 2002 and retired as the school’s third-longest serving dean in January 2011.

Professor Dunn earned a doctorate in industrial administration from Purdue University in 1979 and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Ohio State University in 1976 and 1974, respectively.

Elisa Dunn

Chief Administrative Officer, GoodLife® Home Loans

Elisa is responsible for setting the administrative direction of the company. She is responsible for designing, managing, executing and/ or contributing on a variety of projects that span across strategy, human resources, operations, communications, and administration.

Prior to GoodLife®, Elisa spent the past 8 years with UCLA Anderson School of Management as the Executive Director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program. Prior to UCLA, Elisa spent 7 years in the financial services industry, working in financial restructuring for firms such as Lehman Brothers, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, and Brookfield Asset Management.

Elisa earned her MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and BA in Business Administration from EAESP – Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo. She is a talented self-taught cook and baker and spends her Winter weekends as an assistant coach for her two children’s alpine ski team at Crystal Mountain, WA.

Brett R. Dunn, PhD

Chief Investment Officer, GoodLife® Home Loans

Brett is responsible for overseeing wholesale lending, correspondent lending, capital markets, data analytics, and finance.

Prior to joining GoodLife®, Brett served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at PNC Financial Services managing the reverse mortgage and agency multifamily mortgage portfolios. Additionally, Brett managed the bank’s agency CMO, MBS, and ARM portfolios and built the portfolio analytics infrastructure. Before this, Brett was an Associate in the Interest Rate Products group at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for authoring research on the agency and treasury debt markets, as well as other pertinent macroeconomic topics.

Brett earned his doctorate in finance from UCLA Anderson, Masters in Computation Finance from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, MBA from Columbia Business School, and BA in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Brett’s passions are sky high. He is a professional pilot and certified flight instructor.