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The minimum qualifying age for a reverse mortgage is 62. If you are within 6 months from your next birthday, I will automatically calculate you a year older.
Tip! Don’t forget to include your spouse’s age, even if they are not yet 62, as loan proceeds are always based on the age of the youngest spouse.
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FREE Reverse Mortgage Amortization Calculator (Excel File)

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All Reverse Mortgage has developed the first ever reverse mortgage amortization calculator that lets you change future interest rate, appreciation rates and payment assumptions. (Download your copy here!) Purpose of the Reverse Mortgage Amortization Calculator Have you ever wondered about how a reverse mortgage loan could be more advantageous than a traditional loan? Are you someone who thinks Reverse Mortgage loans are only for those in dire straits? Think that if you get a Reverse Mortgage loan that you will have no equity in your home for the rest... Read Full Article

What is a Reverse Mortgage? Explained in Simple Terms!

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What is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan for homeowners age 62 and older that requires no monthly mortgage payments. The loan is repaid when the borrower passes away, leaves the home permanently or sells. Available funds are distributed as a lump sum, line of credit or structured monthly payments. What it is  A loan against your home’s equity No monthly mortgage payments required Designed to meet the needs of retirees on fixed incomes Tax-free cash for virtually anything What it's NOT Selling your home... Read Full Article

How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work? Know the Facts!

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A reverse mortgage works by allowing homeowners age 62 and older to borrow from their home’s equity without having to make monthly mortgage payments. As the borrower, you may choose to take funds in a lump sum, line of credit or via structured monthly payments. The repayment of the loan is required when the last surviving borrower vacates the home permanently. How It Works:  Access a portion of your home’s equity Percentage is based on age of youngest borrower Make no monthly mortgage repayments Funds are tax-free, and may... Read Full Article

Reverse Mortgages: Know the Pros and Cons! (2020 Update)

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When used correctly, a reverse mortgage can add stability to your retirement years. But as with any financial product, it is not always the best program for everyone. We have created our "Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons" guide to help you make an informed decision about reverse mortgages and if the program is suitable for your long-term retirement goals. If you have a questions about whether a reverse mortgage is right for you, Ask ARLO, or discuss your situation with an independent housing counselor. The Pros  No Monthly Mortgage Payments... Read Full Article

Compare Today’s Best Reverse Mortgage Lenders (2020)

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Today's Top Reverse Mortgage Lender Reviews Lender Rate Comparison (Reported by HUD.GOV) How to select the right reverse mortgage provider? A reverse mortgage, when used correctly can add stability to your retirement years and selecting the right lender to originate your loan is an important first step. I created this guide to provide insight into how lenders are rated and how reviews are collected across the web, (both independent and sponsored review sites). With a federally insured HECM... Read Full Article

Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit & Growth Rate Explained

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In 2020, the reverse mortgage line of credit continues to be the most popular option for homeowners when choosing how to access their funds.  According to an article by AARP, borrowers recognized this choice at about 66% of the time when obtaining a reverse mortgage as being the right choice for them. The credit line option allows borrowers a great deal of freedom when planning their finances. Homeowners like the fact that they can take as much as they want when the loan originally closes up to the maximum allowed... Read Full Article

Reverse Mortgage Counseling (Free, Online, In-Person)

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The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that homeowner(s) interested in pursuing a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) receive mandatory reverse mortgage counseling regarding the implications of and alternatives to a reverse mortgage from a HUD-approved HECM counseling agency. We are required by HUD regulations to provide you with a list of reverse mortgage counseling agencies. The list must include all HUD-approved counseling intermediaries that can provide telephonic counseling, as well as five (5) counseling agencies within your local area, state or both, with at least... Read Full Article

Proprietary Reverse Mortgage: Rates, Limits & Loan-to-Values

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Are you thinking about taking out a reverse mortgage? Have you heard the word ‘proprietary’ thrown around, and wonder what the differences are between a ‘regular’ and ‘proprietary’ reverse mortgage? Read on to learn about what those differences are, and what you should know when thinking about whether any reverse mortgage is right for you. In this overview, you’ll learn about the following topics: What does ‘proprietary’ mean? What is a ‘regular’ reverse mortgage? What is a ‘proprietary’ reverse mortgage? Maximum reverse mortgage proceeds Why would I bother with a... Read Full Article

2020 Reverse Mortgage Limits Officially $765,600

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HUD just announced that the current reverse mortgage loan limit for the HUD Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) will be raised from $726,525 to $765,600 effective January 1, 2020. The HUD Mortgagee Letter announcing the increase, can be found on the HUD website here: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/19-20hsgml.pdf . After the limits remained unchanged for many years, this is the 4th year in a row where HUD has raised the lending limit. It had remained stagnant at $625,500 since 2009 when the limits were originally raised from $417,000 as part of the American... Read Full Article

Here’s the Timeframe to Vacate Home After Reverse Mortgage

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Hello ARLO - My father passed away in October 2018. He had a live-in caretaker for several years. I decided to sell the house in California, while the caretaker is occupying the home to keep the property safe and away from squatters and facilitate the viewing. One offer from a buyer fell through and the caretaker approached my agent wanting to put in an offer and Celink has been working on the short sale approval on his offer for 2 months, with very little communication and feedback. The appraisal... Read Full Article
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