Reverse Mortgage Seattle Lynnwood Edmonds Shoreline Washington
Reverse mortgages
are helping seniors across the Seattle, Washington area live out the retirement of their dreams – and even helping many married couples and individuals purchase a new home to spend their golden years in.  Those with a  reverse mortgage are awarded the freedom to live without a mortgage payment – but they do still have a few financial obligations.  These include:

Property Taxes:

Just as with a conventional home loan, a reverse mortgage homeowner is always responsible for paying their property taxes.

Homeowners Insurance:

Reverse mortgage holders are required to purchase and maintain homeowners insurance.


All utilities will remain the responsibilities of the homeowner.

Home Maintenance: 

The homeowner or their family will be responsible for continuing to maintain and upkeep the home and its grounds.

Part of the qualification process for a reverse mortgage is a financial assessment.  Much of this assessment is to ensure the borrowers are financially stable enough to take care of ongoing obligations.  Because a reverse mortgage uses the equity available in the home to make it’s monthly mortgage payments, if major repairs are needed the homeowners will not be eligible for a home equity loan or similar.  Ultimately, understanding and planning for these expenses is key to being prepared in the years to come.  Working with and asking questions of a reputable reverse mortgage lender, as well as a reverse mortgage counselor, can help alleviate any concerns a homeowner may have.

Janis Layman is a Reverse Mortgage Specialist serving the Seattle, Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Shoreline areas of Washington.  Contact Janis and learn if reverse mortgage is right for you.