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January 10, 2018

What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

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You may have heard your friends and family talking reverse mortgages. There have also been a lot of television commercials offering information about reverse mortgages and reverse mortgage companies. Yet, with all of this talk going on about FHA insured reverse mortgages and what they mean to you, what exactly is a reverse mortgage?

A reversed mortgage is designed specifically for homeowners who are age 62 and older. Through this product, you can receive loan money from your home in the form of a lump sum, regular monthly checks or a line of credit. The money is typically repaid with interest when you sell your house, permanently move away, or pass away.

Reverse mortgages are getting to be more and more common these days. Why? Reverse mortgage loan advances are not taxable, and generally don’t affect your Social Security or Medicare benefits. You retain the title to your home, and you don’t have to make monthly repayments. The loan must be repaid when the last surviving borrower dies, sells the home, or no longer lives in the home as a principal residence. Unlike a regular mortgage, the homeowner makes no payments and all interest is added to the lien on the property.

There are three types of reverse mortgages:

• Single-purpose reverse mortgages, offered by some state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations

• Federally-insured reverse mortgages, known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) and backed by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

• Proprietary reverse mortgages, private loans that are backed by the companies that develop them.

Single-purpose reverse mortgages are the least expensive option. They are not available everywhere and can be used for only one purpose, which is specified by the government or nonprofit lender. For example, the lender might say the loan may be used only to pay for home repairs, improvements, or property taxes. Most homeowners with low or moderate income can qualify for these loans.

An FHA insured home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) and proprietary reverse mortgages are sometimes more expensive than traditional home loans. That’s important to consider, especially if you plan to stay in your home for just a short time or borrow a small amount. HECM reverses are widely available, have no income or medical requirements, and can be used for any purpose.

Reverse mortgages pay you in a variety of ways. You can receive a lump-sum, periodic payments, a line of credit, or some type of combination. Lump Sum is the easiest. You get the loan balance all at once. Do with it what you will, yet there won’t be more for you tomorrow. If you sign up for a periodic payment plan, you’ll get regular payments. These payments might last for a number of years (10 years, for example), or until your loan comes due (often as a result of your death or your permanently moving out of the home).

If you don’t know exactly how much you’ll spend or how soon you’ll need it, a line of credit may make sense. Some reverse mortgage lines of credit are “growing” lines of credit meaning you may have more and more money available to you as time goes on. Not bad. Can’t decide? You can use a combination of the programs above. For example, you might take a smaller lump sum up front and keep a line of credit for later. This may be a reasonable approach if you need to pay off existing debt with a portion of your reverse mortgage loan.

Reverse mortgages have helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners improve their quality of life in retirement. A Reverse Mortgage can help you retire more comfortably. It can provide you with money when you need it most. No Monthly Mortgage Payments, Easy Qualification, Tax-Free Money and No cash needed for closing costs. Can it get any better? If you’d like to find out how much money you qualify for and if you’re eligible, give us a call at (800)630-0650.

Tim JacobsGolden Years Mortgage SolutionsYour Money…When You Need It www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com (800)630-0650 [email protected]

Tim Jacobs @ Golden Years Mortgage Solutions www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com (800)630-0650 [email protected] Golden Years Mortgage Solutions is a reverse mortgage approved FHA Lender. We’ve helped thousands of senior homeowners solve their financial problems. Our agents and brokers collectively have over 60 years of experience in Reverse Mortgage Loans and general financial services, including managers who are industry pioneers with more than 12 years of reverse mortgage experience. Our dedication to providing financial solutions for seniors is evidenced by the number of referrals that come from our existing clients.

Tim Jacobs @ Golden Years Mortgage Solutions www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com (800)630-0650 [email protected] Golden Years Mortgage Solutions is a reverse mortgage approved FHA Lender. We?ve helped thousands of senior homeowners solve their financial problems.

January 7, 2018

The Differences Between Mortgages And Reverse Mortgages

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There are many different types of mortgages, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, it is very important that you do your research. Understanding these differences will enable you to choose the right mortgage for your financial situation and housing goals. Now what is a mortgage? A mortgage is a loan secured by a property/house and paid in installments over a set period of time. The mortgage secures your promise that the money borrowed will be repaid. For most of us, a mortgage is the largest and most serious financial obligation we ever make.

You can get a mortgage direct from the lender like banks, building societies and specialist mortgage lenders, or you can use a mortgage broker. You can buy based on ‘information’ only or get advice and recommendation on a mortgage that suits your particular needs.

The two main ways to repay your mortgage are ‘repayment’ and ‘interest only’. With a repayment mortgage you make monthly repayments for an agreed period until you’ve paid back the loan and the interest (30 year-fixed rate being a common example). With an interest only mortgage you make monthly repayments for an agreed period but these will only cover the interest on your loan (example 5 year-fixed rate). You’ll normally also have to pay into another savings or investment plan that’ll hopefully pay off the loan at the end of the term.

Now you know what mortgage is, let’s take a moment to understand reverse mortgage. What exactly is a reverse mortgage?

Reverse mortgages are getting to be more and more common these days. Why? Reverse mortgage loan advances are not taxable, and generally don’t affect your Social Security or Medicare benefits. You retain the title to your home, and you don’t have to make monthly repayments. The loan must be repaid when the last surviving borrower dies, sells the home, or no longer lives in the home as a principal residence. Unlike a regular mortgage, the homeowner makes no payments and all interest is added to the lien on the property.

A reversed mortgage is designed specifically for homeowners who are age 62 and older. Through this product, you can receive loan money from your home in the form of a lump sum, regular monthly checks or a line of credit. The money is typically repaid with interest when you sell your house, permanently move away, or pass away.

You may be wondering how you can benefit from getting a reverse mortgage. Many people have found that the money they got from a reverse mortgage benefited them greatly. With a reverse mortgage you continue to get income, and defer repayment, for as long as you live at home – no matter how long that may be. A Reverse Mortgage maybe is exactly what you need!

There are many benefits that a reverse mortgage can give you. However, here are a few of the most significant. You will remain independent, no monthly mortgage payments are required, and you got freedom and flexibility. The money you get from a reverse mortgage is yours to use in any way you choose.

Exciting isn’t? If you don’t know exactly how much you’ll spend or how soon you’ll need it, a line of credit may make sense. Some reverse mortgage lines of credit are “growing” lines of credit meaning you may have more and more money available to you as time goes on. Reverse mortgages have helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners improve their quality of life in retirement. A Reverse Mortgage can help you retire more comfortably. It can provide you with money when you need it most. No Monthly Mortgage Payments, Easy Qualification, Tax-Free Money and No cash needed for closing costs. Can it get any better? If you’d like to find out how much money you qualify for and if you’re eligible, give us a call at (800)630-0650.

Tim Jacobs Golden Years Mortgage Solutions Your Money…When You Need It www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com (800)630-0650 [email protected]

Tim Jacobs @ Golden Years Mortgage Solutions www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com  (800)630-0650 [email protected] Golden Years Mortgage Solutions is a reverse mortgage approved FHA Lender. We’ve helped thousands of senior homeowners solve their financial problems. Our agents and brokers collectively have over 60 years of experience in Reverse Mortgage Loans and general financial services, including managers who are industry pioneers with more than 12 years of reverse mortgage experience. Our dedication to providing financial solutions for seniors is evidenced by the number of referrals that come from our existing clients.

Tim Jacobs @ Golden Years Mortgage Solutions www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com (800)630-0650 [email protected] Golden Years Mortgage Solutions is a reverse mortgage approved FHA Lender. We?ve helped thousands of senior homeowners solve their financial problems.

December 15, 2017

What is a Reverse Mortgage? Q & a

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Q. What is a reverse mortgage?

A. A reverse mortgage is a loan that enables senior homeowners, age 62 and older, to convert part of their home equity into tax-free* income ”without having to sell their home, give up title to it, or make monthly mortgage payments. The loan only becomes due when the last borrower (s) permanently leaves the home.

Q. How is a reverse mortgage like a home equity loan? How is it different?

A. Both a reverse mortgage and a home equity loan use the equity you have built up in your home to provide you with readily available cash. They differ in that with a home equity loan you must make regular monthly payments of principal and interest. However, with a reverse mortgage you do not make any monthly mortgage payments for as long as you stay in the home.

Q. Can my current income influence my ability to get a reverse mortgage?

A. No. Since reverse mortgage borrowers need not make monthly repayments, there are no income qualifications.

Q. What are the advantages of a reverse mortgage?

A. There are many. Here are a few of the most significant: * Remain independent. A reverse mortgage allows you to remain in your home and retain home ownership. * Stay in your home. It allows you to remain in your home and retain home ownership. * No monthly mortgage payments. You need not pay back the reverse mortgage loan nor make any monthly mortgage payments until you permanently move out of the home. * Tax-free money. Because the money you receive from a reverse mortgage is not considered income, it is tax free* and will not affect your Social Security or Medicare benefits. * Freedom and flexibility. The money you get from a reverse mortgage is yours to use in any way you choose.

Q.I heard that with a reverse mortgage the lender would own my home. Is this true?

A. Totally false. The borrower retains title to the property. The reverse mortgage lender is merely extending a loan to the borrower. Because the homeowners retain title, they remain responsible for the payment of property taxes, insurance, utilities, home maintenance, and other expenses — just as they would with a standard first mortgage or home equity loan.

Q. Can I refinance a reverse mortgage, as I would be able to do with a traditional home mortgage?

A. Yes. Re financing can make sense if your home increases in value or interest rates drop.

Q. Is it possible for my loan balance to become greater than the value of my home?

A. No. You can never owe more than what your home is worth. What’s more, since the reverse mortgage is what is known as a “non-recourse” loan, the lender cannot seek repayment from your income, your other assets, or your estate. In other words, the house stands for the debt.

Q. Can a reverse mortgage lender take my home away if I outlive the loan?

A. No they cannot. And the loan is not due at that time either. In fact, you don’t need to repay the loan as long as you or another borrower continues to live in the house and keep the taxes paid and insurance in force.

Q. How do you determine the amount of cash I am eligible for?

A. The amount you can borrow depends on several factors, including your age, the type of reverse mortgage you select, current interest rates, the location of your home, and the appraised value of your home and FHA’s lending limits for your area. In most cases, the older you are, the more valuable your home, and the less you owe on it, the more money you can get.

Q. Are there any limits on how I use the money I receive from a reverse mortgage?

A. You can use the money for anything you choose, from daily living expenses, home improvements, health care expenses, paying off existing debts, or simply enhancing your retirement years. For many people, the money provides a “financial security blanket,” in case unexpected expenses arise.

Q. Is there a choice in how I receive the cash from my reverse mortgage?

A. Most definitely. With most reverse mortgages you have a wide range of payment options, one of which should be ideal to meet your financial needs. * You can choose to receive the money all at once, as a lump sum. * You can receive equal monthly payments as long as one of the borrowers lives and continues to occupy the property as a principal residence. * You can choose to receive equal monthly payments for a fixed period of months. * You can get a line of credit*; which allows you to take funds at times and in amounts of your choosing until the line of credit is exhausted. This is the most popular option, chosen by more than 60% of reverse mortgage borrowers. * You can opt for a combination of line of credit with monthly payments for as long as the borrower remains in the home. * Or, finally, you can choose a combination of the above. * Note: in Texas, lines of credit are not permitted by state law.

Q. Who can qualify for a reverse mortgage? A. Seniors 62 years of age or older qualify. There are no income, health or credit qualifications. Q. I still owe money on a first or second mortgage. Can I still get a reverse mortgage?

A. Yes. You may be eligible for a reverse mortgage even if you still owe money on a first or second mortgage. The funds you would receive in the reverse mortgage would be used to pay off whatever existing mortgages you have on the property.

Q. Can I get a reverse mortgage on a second home or resort property I own? A. Unfortunately no. Reverse mortgages may only be taken out on your primary residence.

Q. What kinds of homes are eligible for a reverse mortgage?

A. First and foremost, the reverse mortgage must be on the borrower(s) primary residence, that is, where they live most of the year. Most reverse mortgages are taken on single family, one-unit homes. Some programs also accept two-to-four unit buildings that are owner-occupied. Some programs grant reverse mortgages on condominiums and manufactured homes built after June 1976. Mobile homes and cooperatives are generally not eligible for a reverse mortgage. Click here to contact the Financial Freedom representative nearest you to determine if your home is eligible.

Q. Would a home that is in a “living trust” be eligible for a reverse mortgage?

A. Yes. In most cases a homeowner who has put his or her home in a living trust can usually take out a reverse mortgage. A review of the trust documents would be made by the reverse mortgage lender to determine if anything in the living trust would be unacceptable.

Q. When will I have to pay the principal and interests cost of this loan? A. Your reverse mortgage loan becomes due and must be paid in full when one or more of the following conditions occurs: (a) the last surviving borrower passes away or sells the home; (b) all borrowers permanently move out of the home; (c) the last surviving borrower fails to live in the home for 12 consecutive months due to physical or mental illness; (d) you fail to pay property taxes or insurance; (e) you let the property deteriorate, beyond what is considered reasonable wear and tear, and do not correct the problems.

Q. What has to be repaid when the loan becomes due?

A. When the last surviving borrower permanently moves out of the home or dies, the reverse mortgage loan becomes due. The reverse mortgage principal, interest charges, and service fees (such as closing cost fees) are paid from sale of the house or other assets of the estate.

Keith Junor is a Licensed Realtor and Mortgage Broker in Florida with 17 years experience. He authors a Blog at www.The expertsinrealestate.com that gives timely advice on buying and selling, credit repair, mortgages and foreclosure. He can be reached at [email protected]

September 28, 2017

Reverse Mortgage FAQs

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A reverse mortgage is a loan product that allows homeowners 62 years of age and older to use their equity to generate tax-free income, without having to sell the home or take on a new mortgage payment. In fact the reverse mortgage is exactly what the title states, the reverse of a standard mortgage.

With a standard mortgage, the borrower (or homeowner) makes monthly payments to the lender (or bank or mortgage company), in order to pay back the loan that the lender originally lent to for the purchase or refinance of the house. This payment includes interest that the lender charges the borrower for the loan. In a reverse mortgage, the situation is reversed; the lender makes monthly payments to the borrower. However, in both a standard and reverse mortgage, the lender secures their loan amount by using the house as collateral.

No monthly payments are due on the loan and the loan is repaid when the moves or sells the home, passes away, or ownership otherwise changes hands

There are a few factors that determine how much money a borrower will receive from a reverse mortgage, such as the value of the home, borrower’s (and co-borrower’s) age, current interest rates and any lending limits that may be standard for your geographic area. As a rule of thumb, the older the borrower and the more valuable the home, the larger the available loan amount.

The proceeds from the reverse mortgage can be used for anything, completely at the discretion of the borrower, though most borrowers use the funds for home repairs or modifications, health care expenses, to settle other debts, or for their long-planned vacation! Reverse mortgages are available for nearly all property types with the exception of co-ops, though co-op owners in some metropolitan areas, specifically New York, should have local options.

Homeowners can choose how they want to receive their payments, either as a lump sum, monthly payments or as a line of credit. The line of credit is the most popular option, with nearly 60% of reverse mortgage borrowers choosing to the option to draw income or a lump sum off the line at the time of their choosing.

If the home is sold and the proceeds of the sale exceed the mortgage amount, the balance belongs to the borrower or their heirs.

For reverse mortgage borrowers with an existing mortgage, that mortgage will need to be paid off completely, so that the new reverse mortgage will be the only lien on the house. If the proceeds from the reverse mortgage are not ample to pay off the existing mortgage, the borrower will need to access savings or other sources to pay off the rest of existing mortgage amount. In this scenario, the borrower won’t have access to any additional funds from the reverse mortgage; however, they will no longer have a mortgage payment!

One very important facet of the reverse mortgage process is the consumer counseling that is required for borrowers contemplating a reverse mortgage. Your lender can help you find counseling agencies and most programs are approved and monitored by HUD and/ or A A R P. The counseling is required to make sure that the terms and risks of the program are clear to you. Counselors are obligated by law to review with you all of the implications of the new mortgage, and what your potential options are.

For more articles on Reverse Mortgage, visit: http://www.bills.com/reversemortgage

Justin has 5 years of experience as financial adviser; his key areas are consolidation, insurance, debt relief, mortgages etc. For more free articles and advice visit http://www.Bills.com.

September 26, 2017

How a Reverse Mortgage Works

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Ever wonder how a reverse mortgage works? For folks that have lived in their home for a long time, they may very well be sitting on a gold mine. Home prices have increased greatly over the last thirty years, and nationally have nearly doubled in value over the last ten years. This has left a great many homeowners with valuable equity in their homes and many different options to access that equity, home equity loans and mortgage refinances being the most common. For older Americans, there is another, less common option that is growing in popularity as home prices have increased and baby boomers have moved closer to retirement age: the reverse mortgage. But do you know what it is, and do you know how a reverse mortgage works?

So what exactly is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan product that allows homeowners 62 years of age and older to use their equity to generate tax-free income, without having to sell the home or take on a new mortgage payment. In fact the reverse mortgage is exactly what the title states, the reverse of a standard mortgage. With a standard mortgage, the borrower (or homeowner) makes monthly payments to the lender (or bank or mortgage company), in order to pay back the loan that the lender originally lent to for the purchase or refinance of the house. This payment includes interest that the lender charges the borrower for the loan. In a reverse mortgage, the situation is reversed; the lender makes monthly payments to the borrower. However, in both a standard and reverse mortgage, the lender secures their loan amount by using the house as collateral.

There are a few factors that determine how much money a borrower will receive from a reverse mortgage, such as the value of the home, borrower’s (and co-borrower’s) age, current interest rates and any lending limits that may be standard for your geographic area. As a rule of thumb, the older the borrower and the more valuable the home, the larger the available loan amount. Homeowners can choose how they want to receive their payments, either as a lump sum, monthly payments or as a line of credit. The line of credit is the most popular option, with nearly 60% of reverse mortgage borrowers choosing to the option to draw income or a lump sum off the line at the time of their choosing. And the proceeds from the reverse mortgage can be used for anything, completely at the discretion of the borrower, though most borrowers use the funds for home repairs or modifications, health care expenses, to settle other debts, or for their long-planned vacation! Reverse mortgages are available for nearly all property types with the exception of co-ops, though co-op owners in some metropolitan areas, specifically New York, should have local options. If you are in retirement, or nearing retirement, and think this may be the product for you, I will go into more detail about exactly how a reverse mortgage works.

For reverse mortgage borrowers with an existing mortgage, that mortgage will need to be paid off completely, so that the new reverse mortgage will be the only lien on the house. If the proceeds from the reverse mortgage are not ample to pay off the existing mortgage, the borrower will need to access savings or other sources to pay off the rest of existing mortgage amount. In this scenario, the borrower won’t have access to any additional funds from the reverse mortgage; however, they will no longer have a mortgage payment! The more common scenario is one in which there is a small or no mortgage on the home and then the borrower is able to access nearly the full amount of the reverse mortgage to use at their discretion. No monthly payments are due on the loan and the loan is repaid when the moves or sells the home, passes away, or ownership otherwise changes hands. If the home is sold and the proceeds of the sale exceed the mortgage amount, the balance belongs to the borrower or their heirs.

One very important facet of the reverse mortgage process is the consumer counseling that is required for borrowers contemplating a reverse mortgage. Your lender can help you find counseling agencies and most programs are approved and monitored by HUD and/ or AARP. The counseling is required to make sure that the terms and risks of the program are clear to you. Counselors are obligated by law to review with you all of the implications of the new mortgage, and what your potential options are.

Overall, for older Americans contemplating a stress-free retirement, the reverse mortgage may be just the option! Just make sure that you know your options and goals… and how a reverse mortgage works.

For more articles on Reverse Mortgage, visit: http://www.bills.com/reversemortgage

Justin has 5 years of experience as financial adviser; his key areas are consolidation, insurance, debt relief, mortgages etc. For more free articles and advice visit http://www.Bills.com.

June 29, 2017

Forclosures Have Met Their Match… Reverse Mortgages

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Foreclosure filings were reported on 2.3 million U.S. properties in 2008, an increase of 81 percent from 2007 and up 225 percent from 2006, according to the RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released January 15, 2009. The soaring number of forclosures have sent ripples through the housing and banking industry with the affects being felt by millions.

According to RealtyTrac, California, Florida, Arizona posted the highest 2008 foreclosure totals. A total of 523,624 California properties received a foreclosure filing in 2008, the nation’s highest state total. Foreclosure activity in the state increased nearly 110 percent from 2007 and nearly 498 percent from 2006. With 385,309 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in 2008, Florida documented the second highest state total. Florida foreclosure activity increased 133 percent from 2007 and nearly 412 percent from 2006. Arizona’s 2008 total of 116,911 properties receiving a foreclosure filing was third highest among the states. Foreclosure activity in Arizona increased 203 percent from 2007 and 655 percent from 2006. Other states with Top 10 totals for 2008 were Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and New Jersey.

With mounting job losses and a weakening economy, forclosures and mortgage delinquencies are expected to continue to rise. The nation’s unemployment rate shot up at the end of the year, reaching 7.2 percent in December — its highest level since early 1993, according to a Labor Department report release January 9, 2009. That puts U.S. job losses at 2.6 million for 2008.

However, with all this doom and gloom in the housing market, there is a glimmer of hope for senior homeowners 62 years of age and older. That hope comes in the form of a HUD Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or Reverse Mortgage. Those who have obtained a reverse mortgage need not be concerned with the increasing forclosure rates and whether or not they can make their mortgage payments. With a HECM reverse mortgage, there are no monthly payments required. 

Borrowers remain in their homes for life and never have to worry about making a mortgage payment again. All they need to do is keep the property in good repair, pay their property taxes and keep their homeowners insurance current and paid. 

For seniors who currently do not have a reverse mortgage, now may be the time to explore the option. It does not matter if a senior is currently late on their mortgage. They may still qualify for a reverse mortgage. To qualify all borrowers on title must be 62 years or older, occupy the property as their primary residence and not currently be in a bankruptcy. That’s it! 

MLS Reverse Mortgage has helped save several seniors who were months away from losing their homes. 

So, in these tough economic times, there is still hope for seniors looking for mortgage payment relief or cash out to enjoy life’s pleasures.

Learn more online: http://www.mlsreversemortgage.com

Josh Borba has been a mortgage professional since graduating from San Francisco State in 2002. He is currently a Senior Reverse Mortgage Advisor at MLS Reverse Mortgage. Toll Free (888) 888-4834. Visit our website. Read more of our articles online. Government Insured Reverse Mortgage Programs.

November 6, 2016

Is the Hard Money Necessary for a Reverse Mortgage?

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If you are looking for a way out to raise a fund for your investment, then you must consider quite a few things like whether you would want to get connected to a hard money lender or would it be easier to use a private lender. It actually depends on the situation and its necessity. That is exactly how a reverse mortgage works.

If you are in need for a reverse mortgage, here are 4 tips to help you with it:

Remember, the scammers usually target those people who understand less. These scam companies try to sell big agreements to you if you are unaware of the details of the loans. This is one reason why it is always wise to hire a counselor for the right kind of advice about the reliability and credibility of a particular company.

There are no monthly payments; however, the money is still available. That is because each person uses his own money, as he pays for the home equity. The equity will be used in small amounts. There is no monthly installment when you require more cash money. If you have a normal mortgage outstanding, then it must be paid with a reverse mortgage loan. This loan is obtained against the newly evaluated home that is your permanent residence.

The Federal Government also offers the loan with the best kind of guarantee for the borrower. These loans therefore include the obligatory mortgage insurance. The idea behind such a scheme is that the lender will get all his money back and you would not lose the amount any more than the home equity.

As mentioned in the beginning of the article, you must decide whether you want to go to a hard money lender. For example, if you are based in Miami hard money lenders are easily accessible and the money is therefore readily available. However, the interest rates are quite high. Therefore it is wise to consider hard money only for a short term financing. Also, if you are in need of immediate cash, then a hard money loan is ideal for you. Although this involves a much higher rate of interest, however this also means you can refinance the property on a better interest term. The only factor is that you need to provide collateral.

These lenders are also known as the equity lenders and the loan amount is usually 75% loan-to-value ratio and is considered with the evaluated value of the property and its purchase price. The private money lenders on the other hand, earn interest by lending their own money. They loan the amount for a long term basis. Some companies lend money based on your portfolio holdings. They loan you the amount and secure your assets in return.

Eventually the need for the money decides what kind of solution will work the best for you. But if you belong to an equity rich group but poor in cash group, then you should not consider monthly repayments.

April 11, 2016

Reverse Mortgage Income After Retirement

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As you approach retirement age you may want to think about getting a reverse mortgage loan to supplement your retirement income. After going through a long and tiring life filled with hard work, you may look forward to retiring with a stable and steady stream of income and being able to live off it comfortably. For many Americans, this means income derived from retirement plans, Social Security and any investments they may have made during their working lives.

One of the other most popular and widespread ways of supplementing retirement income is to take out a reverse mortgage on your property. There are many banks and reverse mortgage lenders in the market today that provide reverse mortgages, and the market has become very competitive which makes the programs more beneficial for the customer.

We know we should begin planning for retirement early. To ensure you survive retirement comfortably it is best to plan as early as possible. For many, the best way to enhance your retirement plan is through a Reverse Mortgage. A reverse mortgage is quite simply a way to access the equity in your home to provide you tax free income with no monthly payments. Most importantly senior home owners age 62 or above are federally eligible to apply and qualify for reverse mortgage loans after going through a mandatory counseling process.

There are several options for receiving payout from a reverse mortgage. You can receive fixed, monthly payments for a period of time; get a lump-sum payment; open a line of credit that you can draw against; or you can receive some combination of these options. You don’t have to stick with a payment option forever. You may be able to change your payment option in the future.  The money doesn’t have to be paid back to the lender during the lifetime of the borrower. The principal and interest become payable only when the home owner passes away or moves out of the reverse mortgaged property.

The  additional or extra line of income derived from a reverse mortgage can help put seniors at financial ease and enable them to gain confidence about their social position and spending ability in retirement. The money can be used any way they see fit – be it for travel, vacation, medical expenses, education expenses of grand children, home remodeling, anything!

The additional level of available money from a reverse mortgage offers senior home-owners peace of mind and stability so they can live their pre-retirement lifestyles without any fear of cash deficiency.

Reverse mortgage income is not taxable either; for the government considers it inappropriate to tax you on property you already own .Taken in perspective, reverse mortgages are good as an additional line of income for the senior home-owners looking to improve upon their lifestyles with a more money in their pockets. The homeowner doesn’t pay a mortgage; instead he receives payment from the lender in exchange for a stake in the value of the home. Check how much you can get from your Reverse Mortgage? We’ve helped thousand of senior homeowners solve their financial questions, it’s time we help you.For FREE reverse mortgage counseling, Give us a call. We will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Or if you’d like to find out how money you qualify for and if you’re eligible, feel free to give us a call at (800)630-0650.Tim JacobsGolden Years Mortgage SolutionsYour Money…When You Need Itwww.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com(800)[email protected]mortgagesolutions.comTim Jacobs @ Golden Years Mortgage Solutions www.GoldenYearsMortgageSolutions.com  (800)630-0650 [email protected] Golden Years Mortgage Solutions is a reverse mortgage approved FHA Lender. We’ve helped thousands of senior homeowners solve their financial problems. Our agents and brokers collectively have over 60 years of experience in Reverse Mortgage Loans and general financial services, including managers who are industry pioneers with more than 12 years of reverse mortgage experience. Our dedication to providing financial solutions for seniors is evidenced by the number of referrals that come from our existing clients.

March 22, 2016

Florida Reverse Mortgage Facilitates Retired Life

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Throughout one’s life, people always spend time in thinking about, planning for and dreaming about the things that they shall do after their retirement. These dreams include some of the greatest fantasies of having a nice lifestyle, living in comfort and yes, having a respected lifestyle where one does not need to take financial help from anybody. Retirement is seen as a time when one can actually live a highly comfortable life, when one gets the chance to enjoy more with the loved ones, cultivate newer interests. However, retirement also brings with it many challenges as the main source of survival gets limited. The main thing is the cash. Constant flow of money is required by all to survive on their own terms. Florida is a state in the United States of America, where this is a problem because of the high population of retired people. In such situations, Florida reverse mortgage can be the best option for the senior citizens of Florida.

Florida reverse mortgage can actually help to make things easier for the senior citizens of that state and also helps to make their retired live more comfortable and secured. A Florida reverse mortgage is a special kind of a mortgage or a loan taken out on the home of the borrower that permits the senior citizens of Florida and other states in America to use the equity that they have saved to get themselves a loan. This loan can be used to meet any kind of a financial requirement. The prime advantage of getting a Florida reverse mortgage is that there are no re-payments on it as long as the borrower lives in the mortgaged house. Moreover, the major difference between a mortgage and Florida reverse mortgage is that in the Florida reverse mortgage the borrower can stay in the house whereas in a normal mortgage the borrower is not allowed to stay in the mortgaged house.

There is some criterion that needs to be qualified before one applies for a Florida reverse mortgage, the prime criteria being that the borrower has to be of sixty-two years of age or above. The kind of loan depends on the age of the borrower, depending on the type of loan he or she wants; the value of his or her house and definitely, the current market interest rates. The borrower needs to repay the Florida reverse mortgage only when the last living member either dies or moves out of the house. Florida reverse mortgage provides financial security to the borrower while allowing them to enjoy the comfort of their home even after retirement. The companies and lenders that handle the regular and traditional mortgages also handle Florida reverse mortgage. Therefore, borrowers can negotiate for a good deal after providing the lender with the compulsory data for setting up the initial groundwork for the deal. Florida reverse mortgage lenders offer the mortgage as either a lump sum or a credit line according to the borrower’s requirements.

Florida reverse mortgage has given the senior citizens of Florida as well as America a chance to live their dreams without being dependent on any person. Reverse mortgages have turned out to be a very helpful facility for the senior citizens. In fact, Florida reverse mortgage can, beyond doubt, better the quality of their life. It is assisting the senior citizens of America get a taste of better financial security and helps them to enjoy their retirement years just the way they had imagined them.

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