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Here are 3 Reverse Mortgage Examples in 2020

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Is there an example of how a reverse mortgage works? We get this question all the time, from borrowers, family members and even others in the lending industry and other professional industries who just don’t understand the product. It seems that almost everyone has an opinion on reverse mortgages and often they are based on almost no factual knowledge. Often...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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If I Take a Reverse Mortgage Does the Bank Own My Home?

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I just received a great question from from one of our visitors...  Am I applying for both a loan, and a line of credit? Where does the possibility of any cash equity affect me? What  I had been told was:  This is to be a simple transferral of my home to the company, with no further mortgage payments...
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Reverse Mortgage Myth Busting – Uncover the Truths!

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Reverse mortgages are a financial product that have gotten a lot of bad press over the years, leaving many people who could potentially benefit from this type of loan with negative or problematic associations. What’s the real problem with the Reverse Mortgage? Is it really as bad as some media outlets would have you believe? The short answer is no, but don’t...
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Here’s the Absolute Truth on Reverse Mortgages

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A recent comment from our reader: To whom it may concern: I have read so many reverse mortgage info. It sounds like it’s not really to help you but for the bank to help themselves. It’s designed to make you think they are helping you, but the truth is you are really giving away your home. You are selling...
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How Reverse Mortgages Finally Became Safe

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The decision to take out a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage  is a big one, and you may be wondering how safe this government-insured loan program is. While reverse mortgages aren't right for everyone, the HECM program has several built-in protections designed to keep borrowers safe. Safeguard #1 - Federal guarantee One of the program’s biggest protections is that...
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How to Get a Reverse Mortgage if You Still Owe on Your Home

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In this article, you’ll learn: How to eliminate your monthly forward mortgage payment with a reverse mortgage What expenses you’ll still be accountable for after eliminating your mortgage payment How you can still make payments without worrying about a monthly deadline How to get the best deal / highest principle lending limit The ability to tap into the...
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What is a HECM Loan? (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage)

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In the world of mortgages, one term is a must-remember for senior homeowners: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, also known as a HECM, or “heck-um.” A breakdown of HECM loans and how they work reveals just how helpful they can be for qualified senior homeowners who are 62 years of age or older. Here are some common questions and answers for...
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