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Reverse Mortgage – The Line of Credit That GROWS.

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The  reverse mortgage line of credit  is still the most popular option for senior borrowers when choosing how to access their funds with their reverse mortgage. According to AARP, borrowers have 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...
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Skip Tenure Plan & Go for the Credit Line Growth

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If you’re thinking about taking out a reverse mortgage, it’s important to understand all of its unique features. Did you know that the federally-insured home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) program has a loan payment option that actually grows over time, thereby increasing your borrowing capacity? The HECM program allows homeowners aged 62 and older to access the home...
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Why the Reverse Mortgage is SMARTER & More Secure than a HELOC

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A Look into the "Reverse Mortgage LOC" VS "HELOC" (Traditional Home Equity Line of Credit)  You may have heard of reverse mortgages, and the retirement option they can offer to individuals or couples who are “house rich, cash poor.” For those looking to tap into their home equity in retirement, a reverse mortgage can be a useful tool to allow this. A...
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Avoid Payment Shock—Turn your HELOC into a HECM

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Billions of dollars worth of home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) are about to amortize this year, and if you’re one of those borrowers who has one and you’re aged 62 or older, don’t panic—you might be able to use a reverse mortgage to pay off your loan. According to a recent report from Moody’s Investor Services, around $30...
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Reverse Mortgage vs HELOC: Side-by-Side Comparison

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I would like to know how a "line of credit" would work compared to a HELOC.  I owe a 2nd on my home for approx. 9,000.00.  The first will be paid off in Dec. 2012.  My home NOW is worth approximately $210,000.00.  The 2nd is with Chase Home Equity. I would like to ONLY borrow enough at times on the...
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