Posts Tagged ‘HECM’

The Media Continues to Get it Wrong on Reverse Mortgages

The Media Continues to Get it Wrong on Reverse Mortgages

No one should write about a HECM reverse mortgage as being good or bad, because it depends on so many variables… and 94% of homeowners with a HECM say it gave them peace of mind.... (Continue reading)

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)

How a HECM Reverse Mortgage Saved a Homeowner Over $200,000

How a HECM Reverse Mortgage Saved a Homeowner Over $200,000

Homeowners with significant amounts in their retirement accounts can often benefit from using the HECM because it’s a tax free source of funds.... (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)

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)

Motley Fool’s 10 Reasons Not to Get Reverse Mortgage is So Wrong… but Some Right

Yet another example of shoddy reporting on reverse mortgages. Some of what Bennett writes is correct, but much of it is slanted and the rest is just plain wrong.... (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)

Views on Reverse Mortgages from Around the World

Views on Reverse Mortgages from Around the World

Tweet   It’s utterly amazing how this country has managed to adopt such a warped view of reverse mortgages. Somehow, we’ve managed to take a government insured mortgage that doesn’t require monthly payments and turn it into a bad thing.... (Continue reading)

Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity

Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity

If you’re over 62, you have to ask yourself what you’d do in the event your income dropped or your expenses rose unexpectedly? You could tap your savings, but that's not something you want to do because spending your nest... (Continue reading)

IF YOU’RE  62+ AND STILL PAYING A MORTGAGE… Here are 7 Reasons You Can End Up in Foreclosure and How to Protect Your Home Now

IF YOU'RE  62+ AND STILL PAYING A MORTGAGE... Here are 7 Reasons You Can End Up in Foreclosure and How to Protect Your Home Now

Now, I’m not saying that anyone should have known about any of this. The fact is that his article, and others I’ve written in the recent past, appear to be the first in the country to propose switching to... (Continue reading)

Major Media Misinforms, Scares Seniors on Reverse Mortgages

Major Media Misinforms, Scares Seniors on Reverse Mortgages

I can’t help but wonder how many seniors have made less favorable decisions as a result of biased and wholly inaccurate reporting on reverse mortgages, but it’s impossible for me to believe that it’s not quite a few. How... (Continue reading)

Heirs of Reverse Mortgage Holders Should be Happy, Happy and Happy

Heirs of Reverse Mortgage Holders Should be Happy, Happy and Happy

The reverse mortgage is the only vehicle that allows the flexibility of repayment terms that includes no repayment at all until after the death of the second spouse. There’s nothing else like the HECM reverse mortgage... we should all... (Continue reading)

HUD Revises the Rules Related to Reverse Mortgages

HUD Revises the Rules Related to Reverse Mortgages

HUD’s new rules related to reverse mortgages are just a part of those changes made in the wake of the financial crisis and resulting economic meltdown, and in fact, relative to changes made that affect other areas of mortgage finance,... (Continue reading)


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