What are the Reverse Mortgage Safeguards?

Since Congress created the FHA Reverse Mortgage in 1989, many Reverse Mortgage safeguards have been put in place to protect Senior Homeowners. Counseling by an independent 3rd party is required and typically takes about an hour and is done over the phone. A “senior...

When does a Reverse Mortgage Become Due for Payoff?

Under what circumstances would a reverse mortgage become due for payoff? One is when the last borrower moves out for more than a year, passes away or the home is no longer their primary residence. Another scenario would be if the property taxes or homeowner’s...

Why is it Called a Reverse Mortgage?

Let’s examine exactly what the term “reverse mortgage” means… and how it works differently from a traditional mortgage. When you make a payment on your traditional mortgage, the balance goes down a painfully small amount each month. But, with a reverse mortgage, you...

How do Homeowners Use Reverse Mortgages?

Senior homeowners are finding that a reverse mortgage can be a cost-effective way of addressing some of their biggest financial concerns. For example, a reverse mortgage improves cash flow in retirement – free of income tax – allowing homeowners to pay off their...