stimulate homeowners to refinance

Low mortgage interest rates stimulate homeowners to refinance The usual reasons to refinance a home mortgage loan are to reduce the monthly payment or to raise cash. The third option, which is underappreciated, is to shorten the period of indebtedness. The third option is seldom used. Therefore, many homeowners are refinancing for the wrong reason. […]

What to Look For In A Retirement Plan

What to Look For In A Retirement Plan A retirement plan has two major objectives. One is to provide assurance that you will not run out of money at an advanced age. Reflecting this objective, and because only an annuity pays you until you die, with few exceptions every retirement plan should contain an annuity. […]

Are Reverse Mortgages Unduly Risky

Are Reverse Mortgages Unduly Risky? We are seeing more and more financial planners in Alabama accept Reverse Mortgage help a senior have a better lifestyle. My clients now are usually millionaires. One financial planner told me that FINRA said years ago they approve and I have a fiduciary duty to tell my clients about everything […]

HECM Market

Why the HECM Reverse Mortgage Market Is Stunted – and What Can Be Done About It. by Jack Guttentag, Contributor. Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Jack Guttentag, Contributor Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. On the positive side of the […]

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy. Reverse Mortgage Alabama brings you this article from in which the Huffington Post and Jack Gutentag Explores Role of Life Expectancy in Reverse Mortgages. In a post from reverse mortgage expert Jack Guttentag, the Huffington Post explores an interesting twist to a potential Home Equity Conversion Mortgage borrower’s mental calculus — the knowledge […]

What is reversed

What is reversed. New Article from Jack Guttentag “The Mortgage Professor”. AP. The Mortgage Professor: The ‘reversed’ in reverse mortgages and ‘skipping’ payments By Jack Guttentag The Mortgage Professor Occasionally, I like to play professor by answering some of the more interesting questions I have received. The ones I respond to below are all interesting for […]