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Nov 19 2019

Retirement represents a major transition in a person’s life — one that comes with a lot of decisions. Chief among those may be the choice of where to live. While downsizing has been a common move for retirees in the past, many are now finding themselves “smart-sizing” instead.  The concept of smart-sizing is about figuring […]

Oct 29 2019

The decision to make a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) part of your retirement plan should not be taken lightly. It starts with determining whether it makes sense for your situation, and also includes sorting through choices such as lump sum or installment payments, and considering a traditional reverse mortgage versus a HECM for Purchase […]

Oct 24 2019

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently updated its rules to make it easier for buyers and owners of condominium units to access FHA financing. The change, which went into effect earlier this month, opens up new possibilities for homebuyers and creates a new avenue for seniors interested in taking advantage of a Home Equity Conversion […]

Sep 17 2019

A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, can be a valuable tool for seniors in retirement. A HECM enables homeowners 62 years of age or older to tap into their homes’ equity in the form of a one-time or monthly cash disbursements.  If you’re considering pursuing a reverse mortgage, completing a self-evaluation is a […]

Sep 10 2019

Just because your retirement has arrived doesn’t mean you’re out of time to find new opportunities to better your financial future. If your retirement plans include an active lifestyle and an interest in diversifying your asset portfolio, one tool at your disposal could be worth considering.  Using a HECM for Purchase to buy a 2-4 […]

Aug 27 2019

Since its establishment in the 1980s, the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, has helped more than 1 million seniors supplement their financial planning after the age of 62.  A HECM allows eligible borrowers to access their home’s equity without having to sell, leave the home, or make monthly payments. Thanks to enhancements […]

Aug 15 2019

You may be familiar with the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage program, which allows homeowners over age 62 to stay in their current homes while drawing on the equity. But did you know you can also use a HECM to buy a new home?  For seniors looking to right-size or relocate in […]

Aug 8 2019

If you are retired or approaching retirement, you may find that a fixed income is not always enough to cover your expenses and maintain your desired lifestyle. Fortunately, there are other options to help you bring in extra money. One option is getting a roommate. A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), also known as a […]

May 7 2019

According to a recent study from Merrill Lynch and AgeWave, retirees are expected to create an $8 trillion surge in giving over the next two decades. This “Longevity Bonus” will be a fundamental shift in philanthropy and is being driven by the convergence of several factors. Most notable is the growing number of baby boomers […]

Apr 25 2019

Retirement is around the corner, and you’re looking to update your home without blowing your budget. So, what is the solution? Consider going green when choosing to remodel and using a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage, to enjoy the best of both worlds. A HECM, an FHA-insured loan for homeowners 62 and […]

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