Don’t Ignore Reverse Mortgages

Despite Tough Sell, Don’t Ignore Reverse Mortgages. from Financial Advsior Magazine. Clients who risk running out of money in retirement can likely benefit from a reverse mortgage, especially if they take out the mortgage early in retirement, according to Christopher Mayer, chief executive at mortgage lender Longbridge Financial, and Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income […]

HECM Line of credit

Understanding Why And How The HECM Line Of Credit Grows Understanding Why And How The HECM Line Of Credit Grows by Wade Pfau the RETIREMENT RESEARCHER A mortgage’s effective rate is applied not just to the loan balance but also to the overall principal limit, which grows throughout the duration of the loan. How the […]

Retirees See Themselves Living

Where and How Retirees See Themselves Living Over 80 percent of people aged 50 and over plan on living at home as they age, and 75 percent say that failing health would be a factor that would push them toward residence in an assisted living facility, followed by the loss of the ability to drive […]

Financial Advisors View Changing

Financial Advisors View Changing Slowly about Reverse Mortgages being a longevity tool. Reverse Mortgages Seen By Advisors As Option Of Last Resort Time was, reverse mortgages were anathema to financial advisors. One big reason was self-serving: Since the loans provide an income stream, they meant less client money for advisors to manage—and from which to […]

Must Reads: CNBC Take

Reverse Mortgage Must-Reads: Cordray’s Warnings, CNBC’s Take Another week, another host of reverse mortgage headlines, from a top regulator’s plea to spread warnings about a particular Home Equity Conversion Mortgage strategy to a major news outlet’s take on the future of the program after recent changes. Use this handy cheat sheet of the most recent […]

Reverse Mortgage Qualification

Reverse Mortgage Qualification. Here’s what you need to qualify for a reverse mortgage. What to expect when applying for a home equity conversion mortgage. Home equity conversion mortgages, more commonly known as reverse mortgages, are another avenue for homeowners to add to their financial assets and retirement plans. Reverse mortgages give older homeowners another source […]

A HECM saves your retirement

Could a Reverse Mortgage (HECM) Save Your Retirement? Now It Counts-Home section. A HECM saves your retirement if you’re a homeowner age 62 or older, have paid down all or a considerable amount of your mortgage, and currently living in the home, you may participate in FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. HECM is […]