Mortgage Tips for Retirees

Mortgage Tips for Retirees Sure, your grandma and grandpa may have stayed put once they left the workforce, but you likely have other plans. Now more than ever, it seems retirees are on the move—and buying new homes. About 18% of homebuyers were younger baby boomers (aged 56 to 65) in 2021. And older boomers […]

Reverse Mortgage Might Help Widowed Retirees

How a Reverse Mortgage Might Help Widowed Retirees I found this article through one of my lenders and thought I would share it. The death of a loved one can be a turbulent time for widowed retirees, both emotionally and financially. For widowed retirees facing financial uncertainty following a spouse’s passing, a reverse mortgage can […]

Leveraging HomeEquity

Rethinking estate planning: Leveraging HomeEquity’s CHIP Reverse Mortgage Wealth Professional spoke to HomeEquity’s Andrew Cairns about the timely topic of estate planning. Rethinking estate planning: Leveraging HomeEquity’s CHIP Reverse Mortgage By Chris Davies “I think,” says Andrew Cairns, National Lead of Wealth Management at HomeEquity Bank, “that there’s an opportunity for reverse mortgages to put […]

Retirement Portfolio Exhaustion

Retirement income, social security benefits

To Reduce the Risk of Retirement Portfolio Exhaustion, Include Home Equity as a Non-Correlated Asset in the Portfolio.  By Philip Walker; Barry H. Sacks, Ph.D., J.D.; and Stephen R. Sacks, Journal of Financial Planning: December 2021 Executive Summary Financial planners have long regarded diversification and asset allocation as essential tools for reducing portfolio risk for their clients. […]

When a reverse mortgage makes sense

Financial planner: when a reverse mortgage makes sense for a borrower “For a retiree who has a mortgage on their home, if the payment puts a squeeze on money that’s available for other living expenses, a reverse mortgage might relieve the pressure and makes sense.” she writes. “Depending on the homeowner’s age and the home’s […]

Reverse mortgage as a financial planning tool

Reverse mortgage as a financial planning tool Reverse mortgages, which reportedly have been in use since Deering Savings & Loan issued one to Nellie Young of Portland, Maine, in 1961, have long been viewed with suspicion. Evoking images of late-night infomercials and disreputable loan agencies, the reverse mortgage is the product of last resort for […]

Alzheimer’s disease

What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer’s disease? There are different types of memory and not all of them are related to Alzheimer’s disease. I have worked with many people using a Reverse Mortgage to keep a loved one at home. I would consider no – matter what you think you will do down […]

Reverse Mortgage Uses

Reverse Mortgage Uses Reverse Mortgage Uses. A HECM Reverse Mortgage is a versatile retirement funding tool that can be utilized in many ways. Here are just some of them: Pay off your forward mortgage to reduce your monthly expenses. Re-model your home to accommodate aging limitations. Maintain a line of credit (that grows) for health […]