Reverse Mortgages 101

On Q Reverse Mortgages

Your home is your greatest asset. Why not use the equity from your home to increase your cash flow? A reverse mortgage or a federally-backed home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) is an effective retiring financing tool for many homeowners aged 62 and older who have sufficient equity in their homes and want supplemental income. There is a significant positive impact of a reverse mortgage for seniors as the programs can alleviate financial pressure for individuals and their families giving everyone peace of mind.

The funds from a reverse mortgage loan can help seniors supplement retirement income, pay off debt, pay for medical care and in-home services, make home improvements and repairs, or simply pay for daily living expenses.

Because there are many factors to consider before deciding if a reverse mortgage is right for you or your aging parents, it’s important to find an honest mortgage lender to help you fully understand the benefits and risks of this type of loan. On Q loan officers advocate for you and take your financial needs into account to find the best path for your financial retirement objectives.

It’s time to take charge of your future and live your dream because this is your life.

Loan Proceeds From a Reverse Mortgage

Perhaps the best part of a reverse mortgage is that there are no house payments to pay out each month. Instead, the lender makes payments to the borrower against the equity of the home until the property is sold, or the homeowners move or pass away. Here are some options for how loan proceeds from a reverse mortgage can be distributed:

  • A lump sum of cash at closing*
  • Equal monthly payments as long as the homeowner lives in the home
  • Equal monthly payments for a fixed period
  • Growing line of credit that the homeowner may draw any amount at any time until the line of credit is exhausted
  • Any combination of the above

With a reverse mortgage loan the amount is determined by a formula that considers the borrower’s age, current interest rate, and the lesser of the appraised value of the home, sale price or lending limit.

Contact an On Q Reverse Mortgage Manager for full details and to see if a reverse mortgage might be right for you.

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