Reverse Mortgage Refinance or Purchase

8.Reverse Mortgage Refinance or Purchase

Reverse Mortgage Refinance or Purchase

Those who are over age 62 may consider a reverse mortgage. This type of mortgage is guaranteed by the FHA and is a way of making use of the equity seniors have invested in their house without incurring a monthly mortgage payment. This is a type of loan that provides borrowers with cash that can be used to refinance the property or even purchase a new property. However, there are a number of guidelines that must be followed. It is important to note that even though a reverse mortgage can be used to pay off the rest of the existing mortgage, the homeowner must continue to pay homeowner’s insurance and all taxes.

How Much Money can be Borrowed?

The amount of money that a borrower can receive through a reverse mortgage is determined by a specific formula. It takes into consideration the age of the borrower (in the case of multiple borrowers, such as with a married couple, the youngest borrower’s age is used), the appraisal value of the property, the current interest rates, the sale price of the property, and the maximum amount that can be borrowed. The entire amount of the reverse mortgage may also not be available right away—guidelines may restrict the amount available for 12 months following approval of the reverse mortgage.


In order to receive a reverse mortgage, the borrowers must meet certain financial guidelines, and all borrowers listed on the property’s title must be at least 62 years old. If they still owe on the home’s current mortgage, the balance must be paid off with the reverse mortgage. Most properties, including single-family, multi-family, townhouses, and condos, qualify for a reverse mortgage provided they meet FHA property standards.

Repaying the Reverse Mortgage

The repayment schedule of a reverse mortgage is one of the things that makes it so attractive: usually, no payment has to be made on this loan until the borrowers move out of the property. In fact, usually payment isn’t due for six months after moving out. If the homeowners die without moving out and paying on the reverse mortgage, the estate is liable for the loan.

*The down payment associated with this offer is from the borrower’s funds (the borrower’s funds must be sourced and can include gift funds or funds from approved Down Payment Assistance program). The down payment cannot be from the lender credit or a seller credit. Restrictions apply, consult your Personal Mortgage Advisor for details.

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Homeowner is still responsible for taxes, insurance and maintenance. This advertisement and material is not provided nor approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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John Yurkovich

John Yurkovich

My name is John Yurkovich. I am a branch manager and licensed loan officer NMLS # 206495. I have a passion for helping people obtain the American Dream of homeownership. I work extremely hard in becoming an expert in the available loan program guidelines, analyzing credit reports and understanding our clients financial picture.

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