Reverse Mortgages 101

Human hands holding model of dream house-1Home equity is the most important asset you can have. Therefore it is important you understand how this works or else you could end up losing a lot of money in the long run. Your home equity is that part of a property that you truly own. In a reverse mortgage, you trade this home equity for cash to support yourself and do other necessary things for yourself as a retiree. In the United State, a person who is qualified to enjoy the benefits must be at least sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

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How does a reverse mortgage affect Social Security?

Probably, many refuse to involve themselves in a reverse mortgage because of fear for their social security. The simple truth is that your reverse mortgage does not in any way have any effect on your social security at all whether good or bad. Your social security is the amount of money you have garnered in your lifetime of working, at this period, you were building your social security greatly. When you become retired, you can still opt for a reverse mortgage. Both are not related in any way. Your social security is built before you get retired while a reverse mortgage starts after you have retired.

At what age can one apply for a reverse mortgage?

Age for retirement can vary from one boundary to another. But still, at what age one can apply for a reverse mortgage? One of the mortgage partners must be sixty-two years of age or older. This will likely be the borrower. Basically, you must be sixty-two years of age before you can apply for a reverse mortgage.

Are there any other requirements for having a reverse mortgage?

Before you can be permitted by lenders to have a reverse mortgage you first must prove that you have enough equity to clear your debt at the appointed time.

You must occupy the residence for at least six months or more. You must have been cleared by the government to have never been in any public debt before. You must be equipped financially to cater for maintenance or any other needs concerning the property. Gradually, changes are being made on the qualifications to be granted a reverse mortgage. Alterations will continuously be made, and new instructions and pledges will be inculcated into the agreement. All these changes are being done to agree with benefit to both sides.

Will a reverse mortgage benefit retired people?

It is on record that after people get retired, their social security vanishes rapidly. Many retired people seek another way to get assistance to support themselves, and a reverse mortgage loan isn’t bad to guarantee them of financial security. Another benefit of a reverse mortgage is that the loan isn’t repaid instantly, monthly or in installments. The loan is paid back fully when you exit the house. Another benefit of a reverse mortgage is that you can build up your equity over time and pass it over to your heir.

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