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HECM Reverse Mortgage Lending Limit increased to $822,375

What does this mean for you?  A higher limit will accommodate higher home prices and allow for higher home equity access across the board for all eligible age groups going forward. Higher equity access means the HECM has become a more flexible tool for retirement planning for all eligible retirees and seniors. It will also potentially allow for increased home equity access for homeowners that were previously on the fence, or otherwise termed “threshold of loan eligibility”.  This may allow people in this position, that also meet all other eligibility requirements, to now ...

January 26th, 2021 | 2021 Changes, HECM Changes, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Eligibility for Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, reverse credit line, Age in Place, HECM Reverse Mortgage Lending Limit increased to $822,375

Create your own Safe, Cost Effective Government-Insured Annuity today

When we hear the annuity pitch it starts out like this:  Put a lump sum down in your early fifties and when you turn 65 you will begin to receive monthly payments.  How much will I receive per month? Well that depends on the index, like the S & P 500 or which one you chose, and how much money you put down.  Then you have to read the fine print, park it on your kitchen table, and think about it.   Would an annuity be better than maybe buying ten blue chip dividend paying stocks and simply putting them aside and allowing them to grow over the same term?  Maybe an ...

July 18th, 2016 | supplemental retirement income, Retirement Planning, Seniors, reverse credit line, Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Annuity, Government insured mortgage, lifetime income with a Reverse, Create your own Safe, Cost Effective Government-Insured Annuity today

Why a Reverse Mortgage Could Be Right for You

If you’re short on cash in retirement but do have equity in your home, you might want to get a reverse mortgage, says Jane Bryant Quinn, author of How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide. New rules for reverse mortgages have removed some of the pitfalls that made them problematic in the past. The rules for reverse mortgages have certainly changed.  The program is much safer than in the past primarily because FHA has placed parameters on the program that don’t allow homeowners to stray from a constructive path.  This has been a very positive move...

May 18th, 2016 | Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, Retirement security, reverse credit line, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Financial Assessments, Why a Reverse Mortgage Could Be Right for You

5 Ways a HECM Reverse Mortgage Can Ease the Retirement of Homeowners

Nice article on the benefits and practical applications of a government insured Reverse Mortgage that are simple and easy to understand.  The problem today is that very few people want to plan.  Most people prefer to seek out a Reverse Mortgage when they have a crisis.  The government has recognized this and they have purposely changed the rules with the addition of the financial assessments that were added to the program last April.  If you are retired and operating on a fixed income, you would be much wiser to pay off your mortgages, balance your cash flow needs and estab...

March 25th, 2016 | Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, supplemental retirement income, Seniors, Retirement security, Retirement Planning, reverse credit line, 5 Ways a HECM Reverse Mortgage Can Ease the Retirement of Homeowners

Can a reverse mortgage replace a pension?

Good article below. A diversified base of income in retirement is important.  The three legged stool analogy is a great illustration for balance.  Why be dependent just on one or two sources of income and potentially worry? This is the insecurity over money that they say we will all one day experience.  Its best for us to control this rather than allowing it to control us.  A Reverse Mortgage can provide two very critical benefits in this area. First, it can provide immediate monthly cash flow balance for those with mortgages by eliminating the forward mortgage payments (Pr...

February 2nd, 2016 | Retirement Planning, supplemental retirement income, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Financial Planning, reverse credit line, Can a reverse mortgage replace a pension?

How to Pay for Assisted Living and In-Home Care

Nice article as a general overview. I would like to offer some more specific commentary on Reverse Mortgages as they relate to helping pay for in-home care. A Reverse Mortgage is suitable for homeowners 62 and above that have equity in their homes. Reverse Mortgages are government insured loans specially designed for seniors with no monthly forward mortgage payments required. In the instance where a homeowner has a mortgage and/or other debt, a Reverse Mortgage is an ideal instrument that can be deployed to manage and help balance monthly cash flow. It’s nothing more than paying attentio...

January 12th, 2016 | reverse credit line, Long Term Care, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Retirement security, Reverse Mortgage, Home Care, assisted living, How to Pay for Assisted Living and In-Home Care

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