Did you know the average retiree in Greeley, Colorado lives off $1,230 per month from Social Security and a small nest egg? Often times that nest egg only lasts for a portion of the retirement years while their retirement may actually last for two to three decades. This is why financial advisers and retirement planners are beginning to incorporate a reverse mortgage into retirement portfolios at the beginning of retirement, rather than using them as an emergency life line once the “nest egg” has been exhausted.
Through the use of a strategic FHA insured reverse mortgage, retired homeowners are able to use the equity in their homes as an available line of credit for life – without being required to make a monthly mortgage or loan payment. That’s right – a reverse mortgage CAN provide Colorado’s seniors with guaranteed cash flow for life – as long as they continue to live in the home and keep their property taxes, homeowners insurance, and HOA fees up to date. The funds can be used for whatever the borrower deems fit – additional income, medical expenses, vacations, home repairs or modifications, gifts, etc.
Reverse mortgages are available to homeowners 62 and over with no income and credit requirements. This FHA insured loan offers funds through a lump sum or monthly installments without a monthly mortgage or loan payment. With many protections in place to ensure borrowers are adequately educated before using this option, such as required third-party counseling, reverse mortgages are gaining in popularity among retirees from all walks of life. A reverse mortgage for purchase option is available for those looking to purchase a new residence.
Jan Jordan is a Reverse Mortgage Specialist serving the Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder and other Front Range areas of Colorado as well as Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Click here to contact Jan and learn if reverse mortgage is right for you.