Posts Tagged ‘hecm for purchase’

The Single Best Tool for Downsizing in Retirement is Called: HECM-for-Purchase

There's no better tool for downsizing in retirement than the HECM for Purchase, a mortgage insured by the FHA. So why do so few homeowners and/or Realtors know anything about it? ... (Continue reading)

A Reverse Mortgage Ruined His Life?  Nonsense.  Not true.

A Reverse Mortgage Ruined His Life?  Nonsense.  Not true.

The reverse mortgage didn’t cause Mr. Feil any harm. In fact, it’s because of the HECM reverse mortgage that Mr. Feil was able to keep the home instead of losing it to foreclosure.... (Continue reading)

FINALLY… Time Magazine Realizes New Reverse Mortgages May be a Good Idea

FINALLY… Time Magazine Realizes New Reverse Mortgages May be a Good Idea

My point is that Kadlec does a decent job writing about the new HECM reverse mortgage… not a great job, but one that’s better than most. And that’s encouraging.... (Continue reading)

More Crap Reporting on Reverse Mortgages – Joe Hernandez of Newsworks.com

More Crap Reporting on Reverse Mortgages - Joe Hernandez of Newsworks.com

The hardest part of trying to learn about reverse mortgages is wading through the misleading articles, often written by people under 40, who clearly don't know enough about the product or the market to be covering the subject matter.... (Continue reading)

Are You Overestimating Your Ability to Access Your Own Money in Retirement?

Are You Overestimating Your Ability to Access Your Own Money in Retirement?

I’ve found that most homeowners are dramatically overestimating their ability to pay off mortgages in retirement and/or access the equity in their homes once retired.... (Continue reading)

Mandelman’s Best Home Buying Advice for 2015 and Beyond

Mandelman’s Best Home Buying Advice for 2015 and Beyond

There are three ways to increase the equity in a home you own. Two are within a homeowner's control and one is not. And if you're over 62, for heaven's sake, downsize and hold onto your cash for... (Continue reading)

Counting on Working Past 65 is Statistically, Being Overconfident

Counting on Working Past 65 is Statistically, Being Overconfident

The point is… if the HECM reverse mortgage for purchase makes sense for you then there are some major advantages to using it during your retirement years. If it doesn’t, then don’t do it. But, know the facts... (Continue reading)

Love Them or Loathe Them? It helps to understand them. Ron Lieber on Reverse Mortgages.  

Love Them or Loathe Them?  It helps to understand them.  Ron Lieber on Reverse Mortgages.  

Ron Lieber has had years to learn about reverse mortgages, so unless we’re dealing with some sort of learning disability here there's no excuse for him writing this kind of article.... (Continue reading)

How and Why Congress Changed the Reverse Mortgage in 2008

How and Why Congress Changed the Reverse Mortgage in 2008

Congress recognized the important role that reverse mortgages play so in HERA they offered greater protections and increased utility to homeowners.... (Continue reading)

LATE START STRATEGY: Creating retirement income to last a lifetime… even if you haven’t saved a nickel.

LATE START STRATEGY: Creating retirement income to last a lifetime… even if you haven’t saved a nickel.

Is it even possible to be financially prepared for thirty years of living without getting a paycheck from work? The answer is simple: INCOME. And even without savings it can be done.... (Continue reading)

Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

Downsizing and Downgrading… Requirements for Retirement

More and more Americans are finding retirement more of an impossible dream than an American one. Baby boomers are delaying retirement or working through it, and most are woefully short of the amounts they'd need to retire. But... (Continue reading)

Why Doesn’t Every Realtor in the Country Know About This?

Why Doesn’t Every Realtor in the Country Know About This?

Now, you tell me… why doesn’t every single Realtor in the country know about this older-buyer assistance program from HUD? I know it’s relatively new… since 2009… but that’s still five years ago. How long should it take... (Continue reading)


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