April 20, 2014

Reverse Mortgages – A Visual Explanation

Reverse mortgages have been receiving a lot of bad press lately due to multiple news reports on elderly citizens with reverse mortgages being foreclosed out of their homes. This situation was noted in a post done earlier this year in which the details of the pitfalls of reverse mortgages were examined. The nonstop ads on [...]

States Move To Protect Seniors Considering A Reverse Mortgage With Face-To-Face Interviews

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The nonstop ads on cable television make it sound like reverse mortgages are the magical solution to every financial problem faced by the elderly.  Reverse mortgages are, in fact, the most complex mortgage product out there.  Most seniors probably don’t fully comprehend what they are getting into with a reverse mortgage unless they possess a [...]

How Much Money Can I Get From A Reverse Mortgage? A Step By Step Procedure

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We have previously discussed the merits and potential drawbacks of the reverse mortgage program.  The reverse mortgage is officially known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM.  A reverse mortgage is obtained through the FHA and is a relatively small part of their lending business.  While the FHA will receive almost two million routine [...]

Regulators Warn Elderly To Be Aware Of Reverse Mortgage Scams

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Unfortunately for all of us, there are numerous individuals and companies operating as financial predators against homeowners.  Even worse, many criminals operating financial scams prey upon the elderly who are least able to defend themselves against deceptive offers and high pressured sales tactics. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has issued a warning in their [...]

FHA Tightens Guidelines On Broken Reverse Mortgage Program, Major Lenders Exit The Business

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Reverse mortgages, which have been available to elderly borrowers for over two decades, will become more difficult to obtain in the future.  Major reverse mortgage lenders have abandoned the product and the FHA has indicated that they will tighten underwriting guidelines due to the large number of reverse mortgage defaults. Last year, two of the [...]