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Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

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Reverse mortgage can be valuable retirement tools, but they need to be used responsibly. Like many other financial products, the effectiveness of reverse mortgages is only as good as the judgement of the borrowers who use them. For homeowners age 62 and older, a reverse mortgage can provide an additional source of cash flow to supplement retirement savings....
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4 Reasons A Reverse Mortgage May Be a Bad Idea

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Can a Reverse Mortgage be a Bad Idea? 4 Reasons A Reverse Mortgage May Not Be Right For You... A reverse mortgage can be a very viable solution for the right homeowner—one who is primarily seeking a way to effectively age in place. Available to people who are age 62 or older and have built up a substantial...
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Is the Reverse Mortgage the Best Choice For You?

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Comment: my partner is 71, I am 75, We own our condo in CA  the balance on the mortgage is 52,000 and the approx value is 150,000-160,000.  is this program the best choice for us? Hi Rudy, You know, you used the magic words in there, "..the best thing for us".  We are of the opinion that reverse mortgages...
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Reverse Mortgages are NOT a “Last Resort”

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Historically, reverse mortgages were thought to be a solution only for people who found themselves “house rich” and “cash poor.” But today, the thinking has changed. Because a reverse mortgage allows the borrower to convert home equity into cash, either in the form of a lump sum payment, monthly installments or as a line of credit, the conventional thinking was...
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Reverse Mortgage Pros Cons Reexamined for 2013

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A reverse mortgage can help improve your financial situation if you are at least 62 years of age, have a substantial amount of home equity and are looking to improve cash flow in retirement. But this type of loan is not for everyone—like any long-term financial decision, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of reverse mortgages before...
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