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Oct 19 2021
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Lots of retirement age homeowners are turning to reverse mortgages as a helpful financial planning tool, but is it right for you? In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses important things to consider when applying. Some of the topics he covers: The reasons why homeowners like you are turning to reverse mortgages […]
Sep 14 2021
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You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of reverse mortgages, but aren’t sure when the best time to apply might be. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses several personal and financial circumstances that can help determine when including: At what age do you become eligible for a reverse mortgage How much […]
Sep 2 2021
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Although many homeowners over 62 opt for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) to eliminate their monthly mortgage payments, they may still face financial struggles. Unexpected events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, can derail even the best plans. Fortunately, relief legislation and guidance from the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Department […]
Aug 5 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) offers an avenue to borrow a portion of your home’s value and defer repayment of the loan as long as the property remains your primary residence. It’s a flexible option for homeowners who own their home free and clear. Under certain circumstances, it can also be worth pursuing if […]
Jul 22 2021
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With retirement around the corner, you may have big plans for filling your more flexible schedule. One of our recent posts explained many of the ways a reverse mortgage can expand your travel options. Now we’ll talk specifically about using a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) to take your retirement on the road. Your House […]
Jul 13 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is becoming an increasingly popular tool for retirement planning. In recent years, the addition of homeowner protections, coupled with a better understanding of the responsibilities that come with these types of loans, give borrowers over the age of 62 a responsible way to access their home’s equity. Still, pursuing […]
Jul 1 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is typically promoted as a way to remain in a long-owned home despite the income limitations that might come with retirement. However, these loans, known as reverse mortgages, can also play a role for retirees looking to change their living situation, especially in light of the dramatic increases in […]
Jun 29 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a well-established tool for retirement-age homeowners looking to add more financial flexibility into their future. These loans, often referred to as a reverse mortgage, offer a way to capitalize on a home’s equity without having to part with the property. The eligibility requirements for a HECM include a […]
Jun 22 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a useful lending tool for those over the age of 62. These reverse mortgages offer access to home equity to support retirement plans, with the repayment deferred as long as the borrowers remain in the home. Deciding if it’s the right tool for you requires careful consideration and […]
Jun 17 2021
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Paying off your mortgage is a major accomplishment AND an opportunity to leverage hard-earned equity to your advantage. In this video, Open Mortgage CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses putting your equity to work. Some of the topics he covers: Reverse mortgages could provide you with access to funds for important daily expenses Downsizing might […]