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Effective March 2, 2015 - Financial Assessments Loom for the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program

**Update - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced Thursday that it will delay the effective date to begin financial assessments for all reverse mortgage applicants due to technical issues.  They anticipate a delay of 30-60 days from original March 2, 2015 deadline.  President Reagan put the foundation in place for the government insured HECM Reverse Mortgage Program.  The mandate was to establish a path for retirees and seniors to have easy access to their home equity for their retirement years.  The program was established based on the borrower’s age...

February 5th, 2015 | Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, Retirement Planning, Financial Assessments, Effective March 2, 2015 - Financial Assessments Loom for the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program

Reverse mortgage makeover: Baby boomer edition

As reported on Yahoo this morning....Changes in 2014 to federal reverse mortgage regulations have shifted this senior safety net away from its traditional role as a loan of last resort to keep the elderly in their homes. Reverse mortgages now serve as a financial planning tool for the waves of middle-class baby boomers facing retirement.See below for the full Yahoo article - Reverse Mortgage Makeover Baby Boomer Edition.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/reverse-mortgage-makeover-baby-boomer-100000475.html George H. OmilanPresident-CEONMLS# 873983Jefferson Mortgage Group LLC - Your local Re...

January 28th, 2015 | Reverse Mortgage, supplemental retirement income, HECM for Purchase, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Reverse mortgage makeover: Baby boomer edition

A Borrower's story: The Peace of Mind and Financial Flexibility that comes with a Reverse Mortgage.

This is a classic Reverse Mortgage scenario that contradicts the general public perception that the primary use for a Reverse Mortgage equates to “funds of last resort”.Recently, I met with a client that was unmarried, in her early seventies, and employed with $300,000 plus in IRA assets.  She currently works two part time jobs, pays a monthly mortgage payment, and is struggling to get by each month balancing her income from social security, the two jobs, and monthly withdrawals from an IRA to make ends meet.  We decided to establish a government insured HECM Reverse...

January 22nd, 2015 | Reverse Mortgage, supplemental retirement income, Retirement Planning, Retirement income insecurity, HECM Reverse Mortgage, A Borrower's story: The Peace of Mind and Financial Flexibility that comes with a Reverse Mortgage.

Seeing through the Fog of Skepticism with the HECM Reverse Mortgage

With all the habitual bad press provided for the government insured Reverse Mortgage program one might think that the government entitlement was, by design, established to ensnare retirees and seniors so the government could prey on them in their finest hour and drain their remaining home equity.  Could this really be true?  On this basis, could this program have sustained itself for so many years across thousands of homeowners with such devastating effects? Or could there be more to it? There is definitely more to the program.  The HECM Reverse Mortgage was designed to provi...

January 6th, 2015 | Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, supplemental retirement income, Retirement Planning, Seeing through the Fog of Skepticism with the HECM Reverse Mortgage

The Case for Reverse Mortgages. Wall Street Journal explains.

Nice article below from Wall Street Journal on Reverse Mortgages. The author actually did some research and plowed through the skepticism surrounding government insured reverse mortgages. The untapped portion of the home equity credit lines grow each year providing resources for the home owner and overall diversification if they have too much of their net worth tied up in their home. I am happy to see an objective view for financial planning with a HECM Reverse. http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2014/12/01/the-case-for-reverse-mortgages/ George H. OmilanPresident-CEONMLS# 873983  ...

January 5th, 2015 | HECM Reverse Mortgage, Government insured mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM for Purchase, The Case for Reverse Mortgages. Wall Street Journal explains.

Transitioning from a Standard Mortgage to a Reverse Mortgage.

Nice article comparing wealth and consumption effects of a HECM Reverse Mortgage.  I would like to add a few things.  First, the money is essentially the same.  You either pay the mortgage payment or have your home equity make the payment. Yes, there are closing costs and MIP but there are also significant benefits.  If you outlive the equity and have the money for consumption you may end up significantly underwater on the property.  Guess what?  The MIP insurance fund covers the loss and your estate and heirs are unaffected.  Also, add in long term care opti...

January 5th, 2015 | HECM Reverse Mortgage, Traditional Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, supplemental retirement income, Retirement Planning, Transitioning from a Standard Mortgage to a Reverse Mortgage.

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