Category: New Reverse Mortgage

Exposing the Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Myth

Reverse Mortgage foreclosure – “fake news” A recent article in the Washington post headlined: More Seniors taking loans against their homes – and it’s costing them. It details the story of a 92 year old woman in Washington D.C. who took out a reverse mortgage and is now facing foreclosure. The foreclosure proceeding are actually…

What is the New Reverse Mortgage?

What is The New Reverse Mortgage? Most folks credit Ronald Reagan for the birth of the Reverse Mortgage program in the late 1980s. However, the very first reverse mortgage was written to Nellie Young in Portland, Maine by Nelson Haynes of Deering Savings & Loan. Haynes designed this very unique type of loan to help…

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Why you should consider The New Reverse Mortgage

Why should you consider The New Reverse Mortgage? During our working years, most of us spent our earnings supporting our home. When we retire, it seems only fitting that our home help support us. Things were much simpler in our parent’s generation. The uncertainties of today’s world require thoughtful planning. A key to good planning…

Reverse Mortgage and Senior Divorce

Saving the family home when senior citizens divorce

The New Reverse Mortgage helping seniors get through divorce Senior citizens divorce (also called “silver” or “gray” divorce) is becoming more common, and more acceptable. In 2014, people age 50 and above were twice as likely to go through a divorce than in 1990, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at…

Getting the straight scoop on The New Reverse Mortgage

In 2012 HUD began fine tuning its HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) program to make it more senior friendly. At that time they instituted the requirement that you complete mandatory HECM counseling seven days prior to starting any paperwork for a Reverse Mortgage. What is HECM counseling? Mandatory HECM counseling provides seniors with the necessary…

The New Reverse Mortgage

The New Reverse Mortgage, not what you think it is

The New Reverse Mortgage isn’t what you think it is. The Reverse Mortgage program was signed into law by President Reagan in 1987. The intent was to provide an instrument for senior homeowners to have a retirement “safety net”. He recognized that the skyrocketing inflation of the early 1980s made it almost impossible for those…