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 Iowa Reverse Mortgage Lenders

Lender Rating Years in Business Stars (0-5) Good Review % Complaints BBB
Advisors Mortgage Group A+ 24 1.6/5 33% 4 Source
American Advisors Group (AAG) A- 19 4.7/5 94% 82 Source
American Pacific Mortgage F 27 1.0/5 20% 15 Source
Ennkar Inc. A+ 13 3.6/5 73% 3 Source
Fairway Independent Mortgage A+ 27 4.9/5 98% 43 Source
Finance of America Reverse LLC (FAR) A+ 20 1.5/5 31% 18 Source
GoodLife Home Loans A+ 11 4.4/5 88% 1 Source
Guild Mortgage Company (Formerly Cherry Creek LLC) A+ 63 1.3/5 26% 52 Source
HighTechLending Inc NR 15 3.0/5 60% 1 Source
Liberty Home Equity Solutions Inc. A+ 20 1.00/5 20% 3 Source
Longbridge Financial LLC A+ 11 3.9/5 79% 15 Source
Mid America Mortgage Inc. NR 65 3.0/5 60% 0 Source
Moneyhouse A+ NA NA NA 0 Source
Movement Mortgage, LLC A+ 16 4.7/5 95% 110 Source
Mutual of Omaha Mortgage A+ 10 4.8/5 96% 60 Source
Open Mortgage LLC A+ 20 2.8/5 56% 1 Source
Plaza Home Mortgage Inc A+ 23 1.8/5 36% 27 Source
Smartfi Home Loans A+ 4 NA NA 0 Source
South River Mortgage, LLC A+ 4 2.3/5 46% 14 Source
Reviews Updated: 11/29/2023
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Iowa Reverse Mortgage Facts

StateHomeowners Age 62+Reverse Mortgages Closed Last 12 MonthsPurchase Reverse Mortgages Closed Last 12 MonthsLenders in IowaAvg. Home Value
Iowa23,467 2421418 $201,639

Data shown includes all cases with beginning endorsement date between January 01, 2023 and December 31, 2023

Iowa Lending Limits

Iowa lending limits

Iowa is the 30th most populous state in the United States and the 26th largest in terms of land size. As of 2017, approximately 3,145,711 people lived in the state, with more than half of the population located around its urban areas. About 525,333 residents in the state are age 65 and older, and about 70% of people in the state are homeowners.

Named after the Iowa native tribe that lived in the area, the first European explorers in the area were French. During the coming centuries, the land changed hands between the French and Spanish until finally being purchased by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Soon after, farming and agriculture became mainstays for the state, continuing to this day as Iowa is the number one producer of corn in the country. Iowa became the 29th state in 1846.

Des Moines is the state capital and the most populous city in the state, with about 210,000 residents. The city is considered one of the best cities in the country for insurance companies and it is famous for being the site of the first caucuses during the presidential primary season. From 1942 until 2009, it was illegal to dance in the city between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

After Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport are the next largest cities in the state.
Iowa was ranked 12 on Forbes list of ‘Best Places to Do Business.’ Three of the largest companies based in the state are Casey’s General Stores, Rockwell Collins, Principal Financial Group.

Located in the Midwest, Iowa experiences four seasons. Classified as a humid continental climate, it has both very cold winters and hot and humid summers.
The average high in July is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low in January is 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Severe weather is common starting in the springtime, and the state averages 50 days of thunderstorms and 47 tornadoes annually.

The average home value in the state is $206,000, below the federal maximum reverse mortgage lending limit of $1,149,825 that applies to all HECM loans. For more borrowing power above the federal limit, there are jumbo reverse mortgage programs available.

Iowa Approved Reverse Mortgage Counseling Agencies

Did you know? Iowa state does not mandate in-person counsleing. Visit our counseling page for a list of phone-based counseling agencies and conduct your required counseling from the comfort of your home.

Additional Resources:
Reversemortgage.org NRMLA Members in Iowa: https://www.reversemortgage.org/Find-a-Lender/state/IA
HUD.GOV Approved Lenders Search: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/lenderlist

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