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Reverse Mortgages Offer FreedomYou deserve to enjoy your retirement years. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)also known as a reverse mortgagecan help you find the financial freedom you need.Well cover the basics to help you decide if its right for you.What is a HECM and how does it work?A HECM is a federally insured reverse mortgage that offers borrowers more protection than non-HECM loans. HECMs use home equity to pay your outstanding mortgage while eliminating your monthly mortgage payments.* Depending on how much equity you have, a HECM can also provide extra funds as a lump sum or line of credit. Available to borrowers 62 and older (non-borrowing spouses may be younger) Available for primary residences Borrower retains full ownership Doesnt prevent the home from being passed to heirsLoan repayment is never more than the value of the property*Borrower must continue to pay property taxes, homeowners insurance and maintenance costs.Will HECM income affect my retirement benefits? HECM funds are considered loan proceeds, not income, so they wont affect Social Security payments. However, needs-based programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income may be affected.How can you use a HECM? A HECM isnt just for those experiencing financial hardshipalthough it can certainly help in those situations. These loans can also help those doing well achieve more.You can use a HECM to:Pay off existing mortgage and eliminate monthly mortgage payments*Pay for everyday living expenses and orPay for a home remodelCover health care costs and/or provide for in-home carePay for the trip of a lifetime Fund a grandchilds school tuitionFund investments and/or long term care policyThere are no restrictions on how you can use the fundsSilver divorceFund the purchase of a new homeWhat if Im ready for a new home?We also offer a HECM for Purchase loan that lets you buy a new home without incurring monthly mortgage payments. This is a great option if you need to move to a smaller home, find one that is single-level or upgrade to a home with room for family.Who repays a HECM loan? A HECM doesnt need to be repaid until the borrower (and non-borrowing spouse) permanently leave the home. In most cases, HECMs are repaid by selling the home once the borrowers no longer live there. Neither you nor your heirs will be responsible for repaying more than the value of the home. We now have new proprietary (non-government) reverse mortgage options (minimum home value $400K) available to borrowers age of 55+ with some very exciting new benefits!A reverse Mortgage can improve your life, but there are many considerations. If youd like to learn more about how a reverse mortgage can help you or a loved one meet financial goals, contact us today. **This ad is not from HUD or FHA and was not approved by HUD or any government agency.**The loan is subject to foreclosure for failure to pay taxes and insurance to maintain the property and insurance and to comply with the terms of the loan.**Consumers remain responsible for property taxes, homeowners insurance, and home maintenance.
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