New Rules for Reverse Mortgages

These once-suspect loans can be a useful source of cash in retirement. New Rules! Financial planners have long regarded reverse mortgages as an option of last resort for cash-strapped homeowners in retirement. The loans—which let you borrow against the value of your home but don’t require repayment while you’re still living in it—have had a […]
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Don’t be suckered into buying a reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgages sound enticing: The advertisements you see on television, in print and online give the impression that these loans are a risk-free way to fill financial gaps in retirement. However, the ads don’t always tell the whole story. A reverse mortgage is a special type of home equity loan sold to homeowners aged 62 […]
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Reverse mortgages: Useful retiree tool or bad move?

Reverse mortgages, once viewed as loans of last resort, are slowly gaining some mainstream respect. Due to both strengthened consumer protections for these loans and an aging population that is largely unprepared to deal with the reality of retirement expenses, financial advisors are becoming more comfortable with recommending reverse mortgages to some clients. Taylor Hinton […]
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Reverse Mortgage vs. Forward Mortgage

In the past several years, reverse mortgage loan has become one the most useful product in terms of providing financial security to the senior US citizens. What is a reverse mortgage? As it name tells, it is merely the “reverse” of regular mortgage loans. Simply put, in a regular mortgage you make monthly payments to […]
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The Rewards and Risks

One of the greatest challenges facing retirees, particularly in today’s low-interest rate environment, is generating sufficient income for everyday living expenses. And for the 41% of Americans aged 55 to 64 with no retirement savings, their home may become their most effective way to fund retirement. The combination of those two trends makes reverse mortgages […]
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