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3 Ways to Get Out of a Reverse Mortgage Loan

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Margaret has sent the following question in the ask ARLO! blog I have a reverse mortgage and I'm having problems with it. Was it legal for me to get a reverse mortgage without my own lawyer to explain the situation to me? I never knew the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage. I think it's a legal way to Swindle homeowners out of their homes. How can I get out of the reverse mortgage? Hello Margaret, I am sorry if you have regrets now, but you are free... Read Full Article

Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons: Are These 5 Downsides Worth It?

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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

What is the Downside of Getting a Reverse Mortgage?

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A reverse mortgage is a loan, and as with any type of loan there are benefits and there can be downsides. What is the downside to reverse mortgages?  A reverse mortgage is a loan, and as with any type of loan there are benefits and there can be downsides. Here, we will address some of the pros and cons associated with reverse mortgages for those qualifying individuals who are age 62 or older. The reverse mortgage: a non-recourse loan designed for senior borrowers The reverse mortgage is a home loan... Read Full Article

The Government’s Role in Reverse Mortgages

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An estimated 99% of of reverse mortgages offered today are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), according to the agency. While the government does insure these reverse mortgage products, it does not offer the loans directly to consumers. Since they are insured by the federal government, the vast majority of reverse mortgages come with additional benefits that you won’t find from any private reverse mortgage product. FHA Protections FHA provides borrowers with the comfort of knowing that they will never owe more than the home is worth.... Read Full Article

Reverse Mortgage Repayments to Stop Negative Amortization

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You may think you understand reverse mortgages—and you probably do. They are, simply put, a type of mortgage that allows you to receive payments from your home equity rather than make them. It’s a negatively amortizing loan, meaning the balance grows over time, instead of falling. But there are some benefits that borrowers might not consider initially, that give reverse mortgages some outside-the-box applications that could help you improve your financial situation. One little known fact, for example, is that you can get a reverse mortgage and can actually make... Read Full Article

2019’s Best Reverse Mortgage Lenders | Compare Limits, Rates & Fees

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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

Make Repayments to Increase Line of Credit or Tenure/Term Payments

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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

Reverse Mortgages: What Happens After Death?

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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

Bank of America Reverse Mortgage Review 2019

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Back in the early 2000s, much of the volume of reverse mortgages in the U.S. was attributed to big banks, including Bank of America. Today, that landscape has changed. Bank of America began in the reverse mortgage space with a small retail channel, before ramping up its operations through the acquisition of Seattle Mortgage’s reverse mortgage business in 2007. The company then grew as both a retail and wholesale lender, meaning it offered HECM loans through its retail branches, and closed loans that were originated by mortgage brokers... Read Full Article

Explore Benefits of the Non-Recourse Reverse Mortgage

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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

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