Reverse Mortgage Articles


Reverse mortgages vs annuities: which is best for your retirement years?
January 2, 2018   |   Updated: January 3, 2018

Reverse mortgages and annuities are both tools to help you maintain a steady income in retirement. But which of these tools is the best fit for your retirement planning? Here’s what you need to know to figure it out.


Does a reverse mortgage affect your eligibility for other programs and services?
December 28, 2017

A reverse mortgage allows seniors to receive money while continuing to live in their home. But does that money count as income, and can it affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or other benefits?


Navigating the complex world of reverse-mortgage interest rates
August 30, 2017   |   Updated: January 4, 2018

Here’s how to navigate reverse mortgages and their complex interest rates to help you get the best deal.


Reverse mortgages: how much do they really cost?
August 30, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

A reverse mortgage can get you cash in hand for the equity built in your home. Understand the up-front and ongoing costs associated with reverse mortgages.


Should you get a reverse mortgage to remodel your home?
June 21, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

Tapping equity is one way to finance a home-renovation project, and seniors may look to reverse mortgages to either stay in their home or purchase a new one.


Single-purpose reverse mortgages fulfill specific needs
April 13, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

Reverse mortgage loan funds may be received in a lump sum. See the details of how this money may be used.


How to sell a home that has a reverse mortgage
April 13, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

What you need to know about selling a home that has a reverse mortgage.


Who is qualified to make reverse-mortgage loans?
January 30, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

Lenders seeking to offer reverse mortgage loans must take these steps to become qualified.


What is a reverse mortgage calculator?
January 30, 2017   |   Updated: September 19, 2017

Reverse mortgages calculators can help you determine whether you may qualify for a loan. Do the research, and a bit of math, before signing.


What is reverse mortgage counseling?
January 27, 2017   |   Updated: September 18, 2017

The process of getting a reverse mortgage can be confusing. Seniors seeking a reverse mortgage must attend counseling on the programs to help ensure they know all the steps and risks.


How does a reverse mortgage impact the value of my estate?
January 20, 2017   |   Updated: September 18, 2017

Reverse mortgages impact your estate in various ways. Learn what you need to know about borrowing against equity, when the loan is due and more.