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This rate option will give you access to more cash proceeds over the life of the loan than any other product option available. You will notice that there
is a line of credit available after 12 months which will allow you to receive the most money possible in the first 12 months. If your number one goal with
the Reverse Mortgage is to get your hands on as much money as possible this is the option for you.
If your priority is to preserve as much equity in your home while still leaving access to a line of credit to have in case of an emergency this is the product
you would want to choose. If you review the amortization schedule for this product, you will see that over the years your outstanding loan balance with
this selection will be lower than the other product options.
With this product option you will keep your closing costs as low as possible in order to establish your Reverse Mortgage. If you are most concerned
with the costs to set up the loan and less concerned with the amount of proceeds you will receive, this is the product I would recommend for you.
As the name indicates this is a Fixed Rate loan option. Your rate would never be subject to change if you choose and close on this product option.
This is the option you would select if your biggest priority was to secure a rate that would not be subject to change. Fixed Rate loans are a single
disbursement lump sum so there is no option for a credit line. Depending on your individual circumstances, a Fixed Rate loan option may not provide
you with as much available loan proceeds as one of the adjustable products so you will want to compare the amount of proceeds available when making
If your current home value is higher than $1.25 Million, this is a product you will want to look at in comparison to the Government product.
The Government Insured Reverse Mortgage has a maximum value currently of $679,650. This means that any additional value above that
figure is not factored into the loan amount calculation. Having a value higher than $679,650 does not prohibit you from still considering the
Government Product, but at higher home values, this product may provide you with significantly more funds available than the Government
Product can. There is no Mortgage Insurance Premium on this product so the closing costs are usually lower for this product in most cases. This is a
Fixed Rate product so the proceeds are given as a lump sum only in lieu of the option for a credit line. If you have a larger existing mortgage or are
looking to receive additional proceeds above what the Government product can provide, this is the best option to accomplish that goal.
Reverse Mortgage – The Line of Credit That Grows
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Calculating Your Reverse Mortgage Options
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Up to $20,000+ More in Available Proceeds*
*Scenario Illustrated: Age 67, Home Value 300,000. Difference of All Reverse Mortgage lower rate improves principal limit by $22,200
Our lower rates provide greater advantage of your home’s equity.
60 comments In 2019, 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. Since HUD changed the guidelines on the receipt of... Read Full Article
no comments I am close to 62 years old and am looking to purchase a home with a reverse mortgage. After escrow is closed will I get either a line of credit or payments from this transaction? With a purchase reverse mortgage, most borrowers use all their eligible funds when they purchase the home and there are no funds left over to... Read Full Article
6 comments Reverse Mortgages Can Be Solution to Major HELOC Resets There will soon be big changes for many Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) borrowers that could amount to huge increases in payments. But there’s a solution that may also be available for those who qualify: a reverse mortgage line of credit. In the next few years, many homeowners who have... Read Full Article
2 comments 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... Read Full Article
1 comment A Look into the "Reverse Mortgage" VS "HELOC" (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 home... Read Full Article
2 comments If I do a reverse mortgage, can I pull all the money up front as a lump sum or do I have to have a line of credit, and is there cost to pulling out all the money up front? Hi David, HUD changed the program a little while back so that borrowers are capped at what they... Read Full Article
2 comments If I take an initial lump sum is it possible to obtain further equity in a lump sum after a number of years or would I have to pay the loan off and get a new loan? HUD allows you to take your loan as a fixed rate or an adjustable rate loan. The fixed rate loan is a closed-ended... Read Full Article
no comments New Reverse Mortgage Product Offers Certainty of Fixed Rate, Flexibility of Payment Plans For the first time ever, a new reverse mortgage is available that offers borrowers all the certainty of a fixed-rate loan as well as the flexibility of multiple payment options all in one product. In years past, borrowers who opted for a fixed rate reverse... Read Full Article
no comments 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... Read Full Article
no comments 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... Read Full Article