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.
Important Pre-Counseling Documents
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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
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[table id=4 /] Steps to receiving a reverse mortgage counseling certificate: Request your pre-counseling document set. (Includes loan comparison, closing cost worksheet, amortization schedule, TALC - total annual loan costs) Have these mandatory documents available: HUD document titled "preparing for your counseling session" and NCOA booklet "use Your Home to Stay Home" (.PDF versions provided below) Determine whether... Read Full Article
Purpose The purpose of this bulletin is to restate and update new California requirements regarding required disclosures, counseling, timing for when certain fees may be incurred on the borrower’s behalf, and when other activities related to the origination and processing of a loan may be performed. Implementation These requirements are effective for all California reverse mortgages with applications taken... Read Full Article
Our HECM counseling has just expired and we had to re-take a counseling. However, a month before the counseling expired, an appraisal of our house was ordered by our lender. Now, our reverse mortgage lender ordered another appraisal because he said that the month old appraisal cannot be used because we were just given a new case number as a... Read Full Article
Before I even start this article, I want to admit that I have never been through HUD Counselor training and I do not know what the counselors have been trained to say and what not to say. I can say that only last week, HUD came out with a reminder to all reverse mortgage lenders and originators that they were... Read Full Article
We need your feedback! California state is considering legislation, AB2010, which would require all borrowers who wish to apply for a reverse mortgage to first attend the HUD-mandated counseling, in a face to face session in all instances. Currently, most borrowers choose to attend the counseling via telephone but this legislation would require all borrowers to attend a face to... Read Full Article
Reverse mortgage counseling is a mandatory step in the process of getting a government-insured home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loan through the Federal Housing Administration. All reverse mortgage borrowers—regardless of loan amount, home value or financial savvy—must go through this counseling, which is offered over the phone or in person through government-approved counseling agencies. In addition to borrowers, non-borrowing spouses... Read Full Article