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Program Losses Spur Government Changes

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday, August. 29, it will raise up-front fees and tighten limits for the HECM Reverse Mortgage program to avoid having to dip into the U.S. Treasury to cover troubled borrowers. These means radical changes to the HECM Reverse Mortgage program in the very short term.  I do not believe the loss estimates that are being made public.  This would imply that the program is being run inefficiently.  Huge losses would also not be revealed overnight.  There would have been indications.  For this reason, I belie...

September 6th, 2017 | Eligibility for Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Reverse Mortgage, HUD, Program Losses Spur Government Changes

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Creating Constructive Options for the Division of Property for Retirees

The words retired, fixed income, and divorce don’t always go that well together. Many retirees live primarily on Social Security and a small amount of investment income.  A divorce, no matter how amicable, will often require the division of property.  It is not uncommon for people to feel pressured to sell the home, due to current mortgage balances that are unaffordable, with a separation of income during a divorce.  In other instances, couples will attempt to leverage up with inexpensive home equity lines of credit as a means of dividing the property.  Both of these ...

August 10th, 2017 | Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Seniors, Gray Divorce, Retirement security, Creating Constructive Options for the Division of Property for Retirees

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Senior Advocates - When are they needed?

As we get older we often take things for granted.  We all collectively feel that we have it covered and that we can still handle just about anything that is thrown at us.  However, this is not always the case and not reaching out for help in certain scenarios could prove to be detrimental.Advocates can be used for many things.  The most common is hiring a lawyer to navigate the court system or an accountant to address the complexities of the tax law.  These are the easy ones.  What we often miss or take for granted are things like medical bills, the misdiagnosis of ill...

May 5th, 2017 | Age in Place, Seniors, Home Care, Senior Advocate, Senior Advocates - When are they needed?

Cash-strapped seniors: Weigh reverse-mortgage pros, cons

This is a great article illustrating many aspects of how a Reverse Mortgage can be a terrific retirement tool as long as you are not flagrant with your money. If you use it for financial balance and create cash flow for monthly living expenses so you can live more comfortably within your means, then it can help provide a nice path to a more secure retirement.  There are also tremendous benefits, not mentioned, that will protect your spouse after your passing and many aspects of the non-recourse loan that will insulate your heirs and your estate from losses on the home should outlive your ...

April 21st, 2017 | Seniors, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement security, Cash-strapped seniors: Weigh reverse-mortgage pros, cons

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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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