Our country holds value for you having a home you love, and also gives you room to grow and change as life inevitably does. In 2008 the FHA instituted a program making it possible to BUY a home with a reverse mortgage. What an option this could be, and it is only one of many smart financial possibilities reverse mortgages could afford, literally afford, to you.
If you are settled into your place, loving the thought of continuing for many years where you are, you could use a reverse mortgage to pay off any existing mortgages, liens or debts. Reducing your monthly expenses opens all sorts of doors to living the life you wish, perhaps trying a new hobby, visiting family or friends, or even embellishing on the home you have.
As mentioned above, you could also buy a new home with your reverse mortgage. Why might you want this option? Perhaps you want to relocate to a city closer to loved ones, or even change the layout of your home to suit your present needs or desires. Purchasing a new home with a reverse mortgage creates a win-win for all involved! It gives you the financial resources to pay for your dream home in full, up front, avoiding monthly payments. Even realtors and builders benefit when the home creates movement for the local economy as it is released, put on the market, sold and perhaps even renovated.
There is also another compelling consideration for taking advantage of a reverse mortgage. This is YOUR equity, the fruit of years of hard work, devotion and care. It is there for you to enjoy in THIS life so why not give yourself this gift? You could spend the equity before touching your cash assets, giving you physical and emotional security by providing a steady financial foundation. The outcrop here is lightness, joy and options for your continued happiness.
For seniors 62 and older, regardless of credit or income, this is very feasible option. Tap into the equity of the asset you already have and live the life you want through your retirement years. You will always retain the title to your home and will live mortgage payment free. How you decide to use this asset is up to you. And a common misconception is that your home will be lost after you pass. With proper education and planning, this does not need to be the case.
Jan Jordan is a Reverse Mortgage Specialist serving the Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Greeley, and 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.