This rate option will give you access to more cash proceeds over the life of the loan than any other product option available. You will notice that there
is a line of credit available after 12 months which will allow you to receive the most money possible in the first 12 months. If your number one goal with
the Reverse Mortgage is to get your hands on as much money as possible this is the option for you.
If your priority is to preserve as much equity in your home while still leaving access to a line of credit to have in case of an emergency this is the product
you would want to choose. If you review the amortization schedule for this product, you will see that over the years your outstanding loan balance with
this selection will be lower than the other product options.
With this product option you will keep your closing costs as low as possible in order to establish your Reverse Mortgage. If you are most concerned
with the costs to set up the loan and less concerned with the amount of proceeds you will receive, this is the product I would recommend for you.
As the name indicates this is a Fixed Rate loan option. Your rate would never be subject to change if you choose and close on this product option.
This is the option you would select if your biggest priority was to secure a rate that would not be subject to change. Fixed Rate loans are a single
disbursement lump sum so there is no option for a credit line. Depending on your individual circumstances, a Fixed Rate loan option may not provide
you with as much available loan proceeds as one of the adjustable products so you will want to compare the amount of proceeds available when making
If your current home value is higher than $1.25 Million, this is a product you will want to look at in comparison to the Government product.
The Government Insured Reverse Mortgage has a maximum value currently of $679,650. This means that any additional value above that
figure is not factored into the loan amount calculation. Having a value higher than $679,650 does not prohibit you from still considering the
Government Product, but at higher home values, this product may provide you with significantly more funds available than the Government
Product can. There is no Mortgage Insurance Premium on this product so the closing costs are usually lower for this product in most cases. This is a
Fixed Rate product so the proceeds are given as a lump sum only in lieu of the option for a credit line. If you have a larger existing mortgage or are
looking to receive additional proceeds above what the Government product can provide, this is the best option to accomplish that goal.
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Great! It looks like your home value estimate is about $~hvalue~. If you feel this estimate is not correct you can manually change it below. If you have an
existing mortgage balance I'll need to know the amount we are going to pay off to get rid of that mortgage payment!
I was unable to fetch a home value for the property details given. Please input the value manually below. If you presently have an
existing mortgage on your home this info will be needed as well.
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If your home currently has a mortgage, please specify the full amount balance in the existing mortgage field.
Up to $20,000+ More in Available Proceeds*
*Scenario Illustrated: Age 67, Home Value 300,000. Difference of All Reverse Mortgage lower rate improves principal limit by $22,200
Our lower rates provide greater advantage of your home’s equity.
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30 comments I can almost hear it now... “This is an article written by a company who does reverse mortgages so there probably won’t be any cons!” As passionate as we are about the reverse mortgage and its many advantages, there are also drawbacks. We make certain that we point out the pros and cons to all reverse mortgage applicants. The loan can be a great idea for some, but it is not for everyone. We advise anyone considering this loan to know their goals and to have the help and support... Read Full Article
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10 comments Q: How to select the right reverse mortgage company? I am looking for the best reverse mortgage lender. I have felt I was being cheated in the pass from a lender, so I decided against it, because of high fees, Interest rate, insurance premium, and closing fees. Also I understand there will be, once again changes in the Reverse Mortgage. Some are saying it may close down permanently, is this... Read Full Article
no comments Bonnie B. has sent the following question in the ask ARLO! blog: My interest and Mortgage insurance are adding $1,100.00 to my principal each month because my rate has gone up 2% in the last year---my Line of credit has $60,000 and grows by $245.00 a month. I would like to start putting my prepayments on the unpaid principal. My loan states that I can specify if I want to have the prepayments put on the principle as a payment. This would lower the amount of fees charged and place... Read Full Article
56 comments Seems that one of the most popular questions we get is what happens with my reverse mortgage and my home after death. After all, the reverse mortgage is intended to be the last loan that borrowers will ever need, so this is a question many Mature Americans and their heirs have on their minds. If they do get a reverse mortgage and it does enable them to live in their homes without paying a mortgage payment for the rest of their lives, what happens when they pass? Borrowers may... Read Full Article
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5 comments The Non-Recourse feature of the Reverse Mortgage product is something that is often misunderstood by the general public and has been the topic of a recent lawsuit between AARP and HUD over the interpretation and implementation of it. Simply, Non-Recourse reverse mortgage means that a borrower can never owe more than their home is worth at the maturity of their reverse mortgage loan. What does this mean and how does this benefit the consumer? I will give you an example of just how advantageous this feature of the product can... Read Full Article