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Leverage in Downsizing

As we enter the New Year, planning is on the minds of most people, especially those that are retired or considering retirement.  A popular decision that often yields a big payoff is the downsizing your home for retirement.  There comes a point where the large home may no longer make sense given all the unneeded space, rising real estate taxes, and general costs.  There are two effective ways to downsize a home.The first is the traditional binary approach.  This entails selling your current larger home and taking the net proceeds and plowing them into a smaller home that is ...

January 6th, 2017 | Retirement Planning, Reverse Mortgage, HECM for Purchase, Seniors, Age in Place, downsizing, Leverage in Downsizing

The retirement issue that no one is talking about

Funding care is an important topic.  A great way to address the care related issues of aging while allowing seniors to maintain their privacy and independence is to consider the addition of a Reverse Mortgage.  Paying off forward mortgages, home equity lines, and high cost credit cards frees up money each month for living expenses and care.  The importance of discussions with family should revolve around a plan for care and managing assets and income for such needs.  It is not wise to avoid the subject only to circle back to  this issue after a crisis has developed.&nb...

December 13th, 2016 | Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, home equity access, Home Care, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Long Term Care, Medicare , supplemental retirement income, Age in Place, The retirement issue that no one is talking about

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Estate Plan Key Component - Protecting the Family from Money

When we die it is often said that we need an estate plan that encompasses a will or a trust.  There are also other documents like medical directives and power of attorney.  The establishment of a proper plan is important but, in my opinion, a critical component that can easily be overlooked is protecting the family from money and themselves.Money, whether it’s from an estate or a life insurance death benefit can have catastrophic consequences on the family if the plan is not adequate with clear intent and leadership. A plan should clearly define the intent and the wishes of the...

November 12th, 2016 | Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Seniors, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Estate Plan, Estate Plan Key Component - Protecting the Family from Money

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5 ways a reverse mortgage can help your retirement

Nice article on some of the basics of a Reverse Mortgage.  I would like to add that one of the key components of any strategy involving a Reverse Mortgage is balancing and keeping debt in control.  Debt, such as mortgage payments and credit cards that get out of control have a tendency to sap a retirees monthly fixed income and throw their retirement plan into turmoil.  Once you have achieved balance with your debt and income you can then focus on the savings and investment benefits.  For example, the  current growth rate that compounds annually on the untapped portion...

October 28th, 2016 | Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Social Security, Retirement security, supplemental retirement income, 5 ways a reverse mortgage can help your retirement

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HECM Reverse Mortgage, the Statistics Surrounding their Use to Buy a New Home

The statistical significance of using a HECM for Purchase to buy a new home is almost nil relative to the prominent use of a traditional HECM Reverse for refinancing.  There are several reasons the HECM for Purchase is rarely used. Heavy down payment at 40-50% of the sales price.FHA does not allow any seller contributions as part of the sales contract.Sellers are also not allowed to make any repairs or other contributions to the transaction.Buyers must complete HUD CounselingCosts can be higher at max MIP insurance levelsThe opaque nature of the program often leaves realtors and buyers...

October 13th, 2016 | Retirement Planning, Reverse to Purchase Mortgage, Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, HECM for Purchase, HECM Reverse Mortgage, the Statistics Surrounding their Use to Buy a New Home

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The Paradox of Aging - Four Bucket Strategy

There is a lot of talk about aging, longevity, and the fear of running out of money.  There are people at every corner that will advise you to save more money and to prepare for illness, care needs, and ultimately unexpected longevity.  I personally don’t buy into saving an additional couple percent of your income, hiring the better advisor, or coming up with the ultimate annuity as the end all be all solution.   While these items may incrementally have significance over time as part of an overall plan, we should not lose sight of basic planning and wise decisions tha...

September 9th, 2016 | supplemental retirement income, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, Retirement security, Retirement income insecurity, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Financial Planning, Seniors, The Paradox of Aging - Four Bucket Strategy

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