Your Questions About Reverse Mortgage

Mary asks…

How can I use reverse compound interest to pay off my 30 year mortgage faster?

Instead of using an expensive company to tell us when and how to pay off our mortgage faster, Is there a way I can figure out the formula myself? I want to pay off our mortgage quickly by using reverse compound interest.

admin answers:

You are over thinking it. Just pay extra whenever you can.

Charles asks…

If I have a reverse mortgage can I still get a second mortgage for debt consolidation?

admin answers:

Magoogan, while I’m not an expert, generally you should avoid getting a mortgage, especially since you have a reversed mortgage and are already in debt, it seems. In a way, you seek to incur debt (i.e., get another mortgage) to pay down other debt, which is not the way to go.

How much is your current debt that you seek to consolidate? Are there ways you can try to pay off the debt without getting yet another mortgage–like,for example, sacrificing some things in order to save up money to put towards paying down the debt on your own? Have you met with a local financial expert to see what your options are? I’m sure they vary by location.

Listen, here’s an informative article on tips to avoid mortgage defaults, and one of them includes what you are doing–realizing and not ignoring that you have a financial crunch, which you seek the fix:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Real_Estate_Zone_Buying_Your_House_Mortgage_Default_Avoid_Foreclosure.htm

Hope you find this helpful, and that you get through your financial troubles.

Good luck!

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Source(s):
The Internet. Just whatever is available online and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came into existence from my efforts, which is intended to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

Susan asks…

Is a Reverse Mortgage a safe loan?

My neighbor told me about these reverse mortgage loans and I wanted to ask here if this a safe way to get some cash out of my home. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and am retired 6 years now.

admin answers:

A reverse mortgage is a really great thing if you have lots of equity in your home, and you don’t have very much liquidated cash to enjoy your retirement. My mother had a house paid in full in Santa Barbara, CA but was living off of social security checks. I helped her get a reverse mortgage loan from Financial Freedom. Then she was living life to the fullest until she passed away 6 years later. My siblings were livid when they found out she got that loan, because they thought she would eat up their inheritance. But she sure loved life those last years of her life, going to the off-track horse racing, bought a new car, new hi-def tv, remodeled her kitchen with Viking appliances. So, yes it can be a very good thing. But you must remember that it is basically selling your house slowly back to a financial institution. If my mom would have lived long enough, my brother and sister (and me) would not have inherited a dime, but that was ok with me.

Anyways, you can find some info and resources about reverse mortgages here:

http://reversemortgageresource.blogspot….

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Michael asks…

Is a Reverse Mortgage a safe loan?

My neighbor told me about these reverse mortgage loans and I wanted to ask here if this a safe way to get some cash out of my home. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and am retired 6 years now.

admin answers:

A reverse mortgage is a really great thing if you have lots of equity in your home, and you don’t have very much liquidated cash to enjoy your retirement. My mother had a house paid in full in Santa Barbara, CA but was living off of social security checks. I helped her get a reverse mortgage loan from Financial Freedom. Then she was living life to the fullest until she passed away 6 years later. My siblings were livid when they found out she got that loan, because they thought she would eat up their inheritance. But she sure loved life those last years of her life, going to the off-track horse racing, bought a new car, new hi-def tv, remodeled her kitchen with Viking appliances. So, yes it can be a very good thing. But you must remember that it is basically selling your house slowly back to a financial institution. If my mom would have lived long enough, my brother and sister (and me) would not have inherited a dime, but that was ok with me.

Anyways, you can find some limited info and resources about reverse mortgages here:

http://reversemortgageresource.blogspot.com

If I were you I would just do a Google search for “HUD Reverse Mortgage” or “Financial Freedom”
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Betty asks…

Anypne interested in talking about the pros and cons of a Reverse Mortgage?

admin answers:

The most popular Reverse Mortgage is the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) which account for over 90% of Reverse Mortgages done to date. The HECM is Federally regulated and insured (FHA—HUD) They set the rules and regulations. AARP just released a study
(12-12-2007) here’s the web address that will link you directly to the report on AARP website…

Http://www.aarp.org/research/credit-debt…

You can also go directly to www.HUD.gov to research Reverse Mortgages. Seeing it’s their program why not go right to the source. Part of the Reverse Mortgage process is that you have to talk to an independent HUD approved third party counselor to make sure you understand the program and that it was explained to you correctly. (government safeguard). There is no charge for this and you can do this anytime you want. Just another avenue to answer your questions. I hope these resources help in your decision making. If I can be of any other assistance let me know. For disclosure purposes……I have been in the Reverse Mortgage business for over 2 years and I am a Reverse Mortgage Consultant for EverBank Reverse Mortgage, feel free to contact me with any other questions you have.

Regards,

Stephen

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