What to do when your home doesn’t love you anymore

The New Reverse Mortgage the solution when your home doesn’t love you anymore.

When Pam finally contacted us, she was almost at the end of her rope.

“I’m calling for my parents, they insist on staying in their home but they’re both struggling to get around and I’m afraid they’ll get hurt with their current living conditions.”

The New Reverse Mortgage for when your home doesn't love you anymore

The New Reverse Mortgage when you still love your home

Pam’s parents didn’t have the resources to make the necessary changes to ensure their current and future needs would be met. Pam and her husband had been helping out but it was becoming a financial burden for them and they wouldn’t be able to continue any longer.

Waiting until someone is hurt is not a good strategy

People don’t want to take the time and have renovations done until they are already in a less than ideal situation.

Pam’s parents needed renovations to their home that would make it more “age friendly” so they could maneuver through the home without injuring themselves. They’d been pretty much restricted to the first floor of their home because climbing the stairs had become a real adventure.

The New Reverse Mortgage to the Rescue

A popular use for reverse mortgages often includes home renovations or upgrades to help the homeowner stay in their home for the long haul. Helping families remain in their home as they age is one of the primary goals of The New Reverse Mortgage program. Because many wouldn’t qualify for traditional financing under today’s more stringent forward mortgage guidelines, a Reverse Mortgage may be the only solution for many families.

The Retiree’s Equity Line of Credit to help get senior friendly repairs.

After they decided the Retiree’s Equity Line of Credit or RELOC was the right solution for them, Pam and her parents met with a contractor who specialized in home improvements for the aging. They decided on grab bars throughout the home, low-pile carpeting to avoid tripping, changing the bathroom shower and entry way to be curbless and have no-slip tile. The stairlift chair now gives them access to their  upstairs master bedroom .

A Reverse Mortgage can you get the repairs you need

Because they chose the Retiree’s Equity Line of Credit option for their Reverse Mortgage they were able to pay the contractor as the job progressed and they still have funds available if more renovations are needed in the future.

Home repairs and renovation rank second (behind paying off debt) when it comes to the uses of a Reverse Mortgage. It gives seniors the flexibility to age at home safely, if that’s their wish.

Pam told me she sleeps much better knowing her parents home is not a danger to them any longer.

The New Reverse Mortgage isn’t for everyone…but it could be!

If you’re still wondering if a Reverse Mortgage is the right solution for you but you’re not ready to sit down with one of our Reverse Mortgage Experts, then we’ll be happy to mail (or email) you Use Your Home to Stay at Home which is the official federally approved consumer booklet for those considering a reverse mortgage.