Reverse Mortgage Limit

Uh Oh! What If My Loan Balance Reaches the Reverse Mortgage Limit?

Nobody likes nasty surprises when they’re already committed to something. Are there any lurking surprises that can force repayment of your reverse mortgage when it reaches a certain balance? Do you need to worry about your balance hitting a reverse mortgage limit? I haven’t seen this question for a while, but it’s come up several … Read More >>

Is a HECM reverse mortgage expensive?

Are Reverse Mortgages Expensive?

Many seniors have the impression that reverse mortgages are expensive – mainly because of the closing costs. Yes, depending on the scenario, reverse mortgage closing costs can sometimes be pricey, but not always. Regardless of what the closing costs are, the overall cost of a reverse mortgage is often comparable to other common retirement and … Read More >>

HELOC Ticking Time Bomb

The Biggest Pitfall of Using a HELOC for Cash in Retirement

I’ve chatted with many seniors over the years who believed that a HELOC is a better option than a reverse mortgage for cash in retirement. Many seniors take HELOCs instead of reverse mortgages at the recommendation of well-meaning CPAs, attorneys, financial advisers, and relatives. Unfortunately, this is often a mistake. HELOCs are a great loan … Read More >>