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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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The State of the LESA - HECM Reverse Mortgages

The overriding goal of a Reverse Mortgage is to allow retirees and seniors to help themselves in retirement.  You can think of this as a means of financial mobility with a loan program that has been specially designed for this demographic in an otherwise very stringent environment where credit may not necessarily be readily available.  Within this arena, the past year has brought changes to the Reverse Mortgage program that have significantly altered the landscape for retirees and seniors seeking eligibility for home equity access in retirement.  The new word of the day is LE...

January 10th, 2016 | Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, Financial Planning, Financial Assessments, LESA, Retirement security, The State of the LESA - HECM Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgage Myths Busted!

Myth: "Property Ownership Exchange"Fact:  When a homeowner obtains a government insured HECM Reverse Mortgage on their home this in turn establishes a mechanism for home equity access that is much easier to qualify for than a traditional forward loan.  Many people, including advisors and realtors, have somehow been led to believe that this is a trade.  In other words, an easy qualifying non-recourse loan insured by the government in exchange for the government assuming ownership of the home.  This is completely false.  There is no such exchange and the  ...

December 9th, 2015 | HECM Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, home equity access, Seniors, supplemental retirement income, Reverse Mortgage Myths Busted!

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How to use a reverse mortgage to protect your retirement income. Marketwatch Article Comment.

I agree that most people should consider establishing a HECM Reverse Mortgage credit line as early in life as possible. However, although I would support the idea of using a reverse credit line to protect retirement income, I am not convinced that it has practical application due to its complexity.  Having said that, I am familiar with the Sacks & Sacks research on this subject from 2012.  I have licensed it for redistribution, but again and again, I come back to what is realistic for my average 76 year old client for a Reverse Mortgage.  Simplicity and security is what they...

November 19th, 2015 | supplemental retirement income, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, Financial Planning, reverse credit line, How to use a reverse mortgage to protect your retirement income. Marketwatch Article Comment.

Private Label Reverse Mortgages vs. Government Insured Reverse Mortgage

Private label Reverse Mortgages have been slowly creeping across the country over the past two years.  There are some very key distinctions between the private label and the government insured HECM that are important to keep in mind. The government insured HECM Reverse Mortgage program has a growth factor that allows a homeowner’s available credit, based on the untapped portion of allowable equity, to grow and compound thereby providing retirees and seniors with increased levels of home equity access each year as they age.  The private label programs do not have a growth f...

November 18th, 2015 | Seniors, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, private label reverse mortgage, growth factor, Private Label Reverse Mortgages vs. Government Insured Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages: Useful retiree tool or bad move?

Great article.  I agree that a Reverse Mortgage is best used when it can augment an existing retirement plan.  However, in many cases where that may not be an option, there is still room for ample benefit.  I would also like to add some clarity on the growth of credit for retirees and seniors so it is more easily understood.  When a homeowner is in a position to utilize a reverse mortgage where they have a substantial amount of available home equity (“principal limit”) over and above any mandatory payoff items like existing mortgages, the credit line growth fact...

November 17th, 2015 | Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Reverse Mortgage, Home Care, Government insured mortgage, Reverse mortgages: Useful retiree tool or bad move?

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