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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Natural disasters are nearly impossible to prepare for and can leave a wide swath of destruction in their path. From hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes and wildfires, unexpected disasters and extreme weather events can cause severe damage to your home. For many with reverse mortgage loans, it can be difficult to navigate the unknowns in […]
The simple answer is yes. Much like a traditional mortgage, it is possible to refinance an existing reverse mortgage. Determining if it’s in your interest to do so can be a more complicated decision. Despite its differences from a conventional mortgage – limited to homeowners age 62 and up, and providing a way to […]
It’s no secret that retirees are living longer and healthier lives than ever. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates that “a quarter of 65-year-olds will hit age 90, and one in 10 will live beyond age 95.” For those that didn’t take into account a protracted timeline, it could mean rethinking their retirement strategies. […]
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