Reverse mortgage can help you own a home

Reverse mortgage

A reverse mortgage loan is a type of national loan programme which are offered for those who are over the age of 62. Under the assumption that a person who borrows has a spouse, the bank will process the loan using the age of the youngest spouse. Just as it is called a “reverse mortgage”, things are a little reversed in how it works because the lender pays money to the borrower, instead of the other way around in a traditional mortgage. The bank will release the home’s equity to the owners in monthly payments or as a whole amount. In the case of a reverse mortgage, the homeowner is not obligated to pay the balance until the house sells or the owner dies.

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A look at the reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgage

Reverse mortgages allow senior homeowners to convert their homes equity into cash. If you are currently a homeowner 62 years of age or older, and do not plan on selling your home within the next four years, a reverse mortgage may be an option that you want to consider.

There are virtually no eligibility requirements and neither your income nor your credit rating are of any consequence. With a reverse mortgage you don’t have to make monthly repayments as the loan doesn’t have to be repaid until you either pass away or sell your home. You can even obtain a reverse mortgage if you still have a balance on your current mortgage loan. Keep in mind, however, you are still responsible to pay the remainder of the balance for your original mortgage that should this happen.

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