Feb 23, 2022
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), often called a reverse mortgage, can seem like a confusing financial tool for homeowners. Since they aren’t as familiar as traditional mortgages, and some of the rules governing them have changed over time, it’s not surprising that many myths and misconceptions exist. If you’re over the age of 62 […]
Jan 11, 2022
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Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, otherwise known as HECMs or reverse mortgages, are not one-size-fits-all. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the differences between three types of reverse mortgages. Some of the topics he covers: How age, location, and life plans could help you choose the right reverse mortgage Other considerations like […]
Dec 21, 2021
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There’s no right way to retire. The options for retirement living are limited only by your budget and your priorities. Fortunately, your budget may not be holding you back as much as you thought. Take a look at some of the ways you can settle in for the next phase of your life and a […]
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 […]