Tag: retirement strategies

Conventional wisdom of reverse mortgages

Conventional wisdom is not always wise

When it comes to The New Reverse Mortgage is conventional wisdom always wise? Historically, home equity has been the “sacred cow” of retirement planning, only to be used as a last resort and not at all if possible. This ‘conventional wisdom” has created a generation of retirees who are “house rich but cash poor” and…

The New Reverse Mortgage working as advertised

HUD Says New Reverse Mortgage Updates Are Good For Everyone When was the last time you heard about a government loan program that worked as advertised? The FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage has come under a great deal of criticism since its inception in 1989. Some of the criticism was justified, some not so much.…

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Choosing the right reverse mortgage lender

How do I choose the right New Reverse Mortgage Lender? The New Reverse Mortgage is more than just a loan program it’s a retirement lifeline. So finding the right professional to answer your questions is the first step in deciding if a reverse mortgage is right for you. Because 99% of reverse mortgages are HUD…

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Finding retirement dream home in California

Robert and Melissa had achieved their dream retirement. Their 3200 sq.foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home was perfect for the two of them. Located on the 10th fairway in one of the most prestigious gated golf communities in Arizona, they were living in their forever home. Or so they thought! They came to realize their dream…

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California seniors in line for property tax relief

November election promises property tax relief for California seniors A ballot initiative for the November election, The California Proposition 13 Tax Transfer Initiative, would amend Prop 13 to allow senior homeowners or severely disabled homebuyers to transfer their property tax base to a replacement residence for any price, in any County and as many times…

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Save thousands of dollars on Medicare surcharges

In case you haven’t heard Medicare surcharges are on their way up The Collins Dictionary defines “surcharge” as: A surcharge is an extra payment of money in addition to the usual payment for something. It is added for a specific reason. Medicare ushered in a new income scale as the basis for Medicare high-income surcharges.…