A typical mortgage requires the homeowner to pay the lender monthly, with a reverse mortgages the opposite is true. The homeowner with equity may receive money monthly, upfront lump sum, a line of equity, or a combination of monthly payments and a line of equity.

Reverse advances are not taxable. Allowing you to retain the title to your home, and you don’t have to make monthly mortgage payments*.

Advantages to reverse mortgages:

  • A reverse loan is based on age and the value of your home.
  • Supplemental retirement income.
  • Lump sum disbursement upfront.
  • Paying off of a current mortgage with no monthly mortgage payments required from the homeowner.*
  • You may use your proceeds to pay off other debt.
  • Tax advantages. (Talk with your tax advisor for details)
  • Allows the homeowner to remain in their home.

There are other factors to consider:

  • *You retain title to your home, but you are responsible for property taxes, insurance, utilities, fuel, maintenance, and other expenses.
  • Although some reverse mortgages have fixed rates, most have variable rates that are tied to a financial index: they are likely to change with market conditions.
  • FHA insured reverse mortgages have a “non-recourse” clause, which prevents you or your estate from owing more than the value of your home when the loan is repaid.
  • Typical cost are an origination fee, mortgage insurance premium (for federally-insured HECMs), and other closing costs for a reverse mortgage. In most cases a borrower may finance them into the mortgage.
  • The loan must be repaid when the last surviving borrower dies, sells the home, or no longer lives in the home as a principal residence.

To see if a Reverse Mortgage is right for you, contact us today.