Why Should I Consider a Reverse Mortgage?

You’ve worked hard and you think you’ve built up enough equity to enjoy a comfortable retirement. You’re a homeowner and you have Social Security payments to draw on, as well as an IRA or a 401K, so you’re feeling pretty comfortable about your finances. But what if...

What are Proprietary or “Jumbo” Reverse Mortgages?

A proprietary reverse mortgage, often called a “Jumbo Reverse”, is a non-FHA reverse mortgage originated by a private lender, that often has more flexible guidelines and different features than an FHA insured reverse mortgage. Here are a few ways “Jumbo Reverse...

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...