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When a LESA (Life Expectancy Set-Aside) is Required

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How to Tell if You Need a Reverse Mortgage LESA Qualifying for a reverse mortgage today is a different process than it was in the past. As underwriting standards have tightened considerably in recent years, becoming eligible for a reverse mortgage now requires a more complex analysis of the loan applicant’s financial circumstances. As a prospective borrower, it...
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Top 5 Reverse Mortgage Rules You Must Know

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Applying for and taking out a reverse mortgage loan is an important decision for senior homeowners, and it’s one that deserves time and research. Reverse mortgages enable homeowners 62 years or older to supplement their retirement income by converting a portion of their home’s equity into accessible cash flow. Reverse mortgages are powerful financial tools, but they are not...
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Any Reverse Mortgage Programs for Condos NOT Approved?

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Do you consider non hud reverse mortgages? My condo association is not fha certified There are only a very few private or proprietary  programs available at this time. Prior to the mortgage market meltdown in 2009 - 2010, there were several but they were very slow to reemerge and there have been very few if any sales of their mortgage backed...
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Are the rules for all reverse mortgages the same?

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Are the rules for all reverse mortgages the same? Not all rules are the same in the same states let alone from state to state.  There are more than one reverse mortgage programs available but the main program being originated today is the HUD Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM or "Heck-um").  The HECM accounts for the vast majority of all the reverse...
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Reverse mortgage on manufactured home with acreage?

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Our stick built home is on 3 acres and is valued at about $375,000. In 2001 we added a manufactured home on the same property. It is on a permanent foundation, is permitted, has its own separate utilities and address. It is presently a rental and is valued at about $150,000. In checking with two different lenders both indicated that...
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Reverse Mortgage Condo Changes Allow for Spot/Single Unit Approval

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UPDATE: 9/3/2017 It is our unfortunate duty to inform all owners of condominium units located in projects that are not currently HUD approved that HUD released a statement today that HUD has decided not to alter the condo approval requirements/process at this time.  There had been so many rumblings of new rules to come and with this announcement, HUD has...
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Reverse Mortgage Qualifications and Eligibility Outlined

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What Are The Main Reasons I Won't Qualify for a Reverse Mortgage? You may be interested in applying for a reverse mortgage, but like any loan, there are certain qualifications you’ll have to meet. And because most reverse mortgages are insured by the Federal Housing Administration, there are many aspects in terms of your finances and home condition that need...
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