Mortgage & Refinancing Information

Luxury Real Estate Information


Rancho Palos Verdes, California Homes
Palos Verdes, California Homes
South Bay, California Homes
Luxury Mexican Beachfront Homes

Featured Properties


Oceanfront Estate Near Trump National

Related Information


Loan Information
Real Estate Information
Mortgage Refinance Information

Reverse Mortgages: Information You Need to Know


Reverse Mortgages are exploding in popularity and as the baby boomers reach age 62 and beyond they will become eligible to cash in on their home equity with a reverse mortgage.

A reverse mortgage is a home loan that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live in your home. It can be paid to you in one lump sum, as a regular monthly income, or at the times and in the amounts you want. The loan and interest are repaid only when you sell your home, permanently move away, or die.

Who is eligible for a Reverse Mortgage?

All homeowners must be at least 62 years old.
At least one owner must live in the house most of the year.

What kind of homes are eligible for a Reverse Mortgage?

Single family, one-unit dwellings.
Two-to-four unit, owner-occupied dwellings.
Some condominiums, planned unit developments or manufactured homes.
NOTE: Cooperatives and most mobile homes are not eligible.

How does a Reverse Mortgage work?

Most require no repayment for as long as you live in your home. They are repaid in full when the last living borrower dies, sells the home, or permanently moves away. Because you make no monthly payments, the amount you owe grows larger over time. By law, you can never owe more than your home's value at the time the loan is repaid. You continue to own the home, so you must pay the property taxes, insurance, and repairs. If you fail to pay these, the lender can use the loan to make payments or require you to pay the loan in full.

How do you receive money from a Reverse Mortgage and how much money can you get?

Reverse mortgages can be paid to you:

- All at once in cash;
- As a monthly income;
- As a credit line that lets you decide how much you want and when;
- In any combination of the above.

The amount you get usually depends on your age, your home's value and location, and the cost of the loan. The greatest amounts typically go to the oldest owners living in the most expensive homes getting loans with the lowest costs.

Most people get the most money from the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HELM), a federally insured program.

What are the different type of Reverse Mortgages available?

Loans offered by some states and local governments are generally for specific purposes, such as paying for home repairs or property taxes. These are the lowest cost reverse mortgages. Loans offered by some banks and mortgage companies can be used for any purpose.

How much does a Reverse Mortgage cost?

The costs for loans from banks and mortgage companies usually include the following:

- Application fee
- Insurance
- Origination fee
- Monthly service fee
- Closing costs
- Interest

These costs are usually added to the loan balance (what you owe). HECM loans are almost always the least expensive reverse mortgage you can get from a bank or mortgage company, and in many cases are significantly less costly than other reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages are most expensive in the early years of the loan and generally become less costly over time. Before getting a reverse mortgage other than a government or HECM loan, carefully consider how much more it will cost you.

What else should I know about Reverse Mortgages?

The federal government requires you to see a federally-approved reverse mortgage counselor as part of getting a HECM reverse mortgage.

Allen Daniels offers a Free Online Video about Reverse Mortgages that shows you How to Cash in With Reverse Mortgages. You can view the video at http://www.ReverseMortgageTips.com/


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Marketplace.org

The home equity loan interest deduction is dead. What does it mean ...
Marketplace.org
Fewer people might take out home equity loans as a result.

and more »


CNBC

Mortgage refinance applications surge 9 percent as rates fall back
CNBC
Total mortgage applications rose 4.7 percent last week, driven by applications to refinance.

and more »


Bankrate.com

4 ways to get the best mortgage refinance rate
Bankrate.com
If you can shave at least one-half of 1 percentage point off your current mortgage rate, it can be worth your while to trade in your existing home loan for a new one. Here are some tips for getting the very best refinance rate. 1. Polish up your credit ...

and more »


Credit Union Times

West Is Best for Credit Union Growth
Credit Union Times
A tight labor market. Employers are having increasing difficulty finding workers, which will be a limiting factor for the economy. A sellers' housing market. The supply of homes in most markets are reaching historic lows and could tighten further as ...



Prospect Financial Group, Inc. Donates to Wells Fargo's Holiday ...
The Daily Telescope
San Diego, CA, December 29, 2017 -- Prospect Financial Group, Inc., a leader in the mortgage refinance industry, was happy to donate this holiday season to Wells Fargo's holiday Food Bank program.Wells Fargo is working with United Way Worldwide to help ...

and more »


TheStreet.com

Cruel Ways Big Banks Are Ripping Off Their Customers
TheStreet.com
Cruel Ways Big Banks Are Ripping Off Their Customers. Banks, especially bigger ones, often play the role of villain to frustrated customers. The thing is, those customers don't even know the half of it. ByBrian O'Connell. Jan 10, 2018 4:33 PM EST. Mike ...



KQED

Labor, Housing, Immigration, and Gun Laws to Take Effect Jan. 1
KQED
Fee to fund affordable housing: California homeowners will pay a new $75 fee on each document of a real estate transaction, such as a mortgage refinance or the redemption of a foreclosed home. The total fee is capped at $225 and does not include home ...



Fidelity 1st Funding Offers Refinance for a Relatively Low Interest ...
Digital Journal
Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!

and more »


Jim Flynn: Disclosure, rescission used to help protect consumers
Colorado Springs Gazette
When legislative bodies (usually in election years) act to protect consumers from the perils of the marketplace, two of the tools they regularly use are disclosure and rescission. The idea behind disclosure is that, given enough information, people are ...



HousingWire

Fannie Mae: Lenders expect lower profit margins in 2018
HousingWire
In fact, more lenders reported a decline in mortgage refinance demand over the previous three months, marking the fourth consecutive quarterly drop. “More lenders reported a pullback in refinance demand from the prior quarter than those who saw an ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
© 2006 TIGER MEDIA