Mortgage Blog

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

Consider the Alternatives to Expensive LTC Policies

I completely agree with the authors opinion on long term care policies. After doing significant research for myself I determined that the monthly and up front lump sum long term care policies were not for me.  There are simply too many variables out of your control that can cause your premiums to skyrocket leaving you holding the bag.  Alternatively, a government insured reverse mortgage, known commonly as a HECM, will provide a growing credit line that will provide eligible borrowers a much more cost effective and flexible means of providing a financial backstop in the event care is...

June 15th, 2017 | HECM Reverse Mortgage, Reverse Mortgage, Long Term Care, growth factor, Consider the Alternatives to Expensive LTC Policies

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

The Unexpected Risk of a Forward Mortgage for Retirees - Eliminate Risk with a Reverse Mortgage

Many retirees and seniors have forward mortgages and traditional home equity lines.  All forward mortgage instruments require monthly payments.  As we know, if you do not pay your monthly payments after a short period of time the lenders will initiate foreclosure and auction your property to satisfy their liens.  This is standard practice with most loans being accelerated after non-payment within a 90-120 day period.  The definition of acceleration, as it pertains to mortgage loans, simply means that all forward payments over the course of the term are now due.  If acc...

March 7th, 2017 | Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Home Care, Retirement Planning, The Unexpected Risk of a Forward Mortgage for Retirees - Eliminate Risk with a Reverse Mortgage

The real story on Trump's Treasury pick and reverse mortgages

Terrific article that puts the terminology surrounding reverse mortgages in better context and explains it so normal people can understand. As the article denotes, with a Reverse Mortgage, foreclosure is not necessarily a bad thing.  Foreclosure is nothing more than the legal mechanism that follows state protocol that allows the lender to take control of the property and initiate recovery of their security interest.  With a reverse mortgage it is not uncommon for the property to be under water after expected selling expenses.  It is also not uncommon for the family not to w...

January 20th, 2017 | Reverse Mortgage, Traditional Mortgage, foreclosure, Trump, Treasury, The real story on Trump's Treasury pick and reverse mortgages

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

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2536 Leeds Rd.
Oakton, Virginia 22124
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Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Serving all of Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania. 

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