When we’re working hard and raising a family, there are two things we often hope to achieve in our future – having no house payments and living in our dream home. As the years close in on retirement, these may still seem unachievable – but they’re not. With the Reverse Mortgage for Purchase program seniors 62 and over can live mortgage payment free in the home of their dreams.
Here’s how it works:
When a home buyer uses a reverse mortgage to purchase a home, they will be required to provide a down payment. The amount of the down payment will depend on the amount of the home they are purchasing – but unlike a conventional loan, not only will the lender provide the funds to make up the difference between the home price and the down payment, the new home owners will also be able to live mortgage payment free for as long as they remain in the home, freeing up income for other things – such as medical bills, in home care, or even vacations.
Commonly, when someone has a large amount of cash they want to simply pay cash for a home. But in today’s housing market, even $200,000 doesn’t go very far. With a reverse mortgage for purchase that $200,000 can be used as a down payment on a much more expensive and desirable home – AND the buyer will still live mortgage payment free, just as if they’d paid for the home with cash. As with any reverse mortgage or conventional mortgage, the homeowner will always remain exactly that – the homeowner. And the loan will not reach maturity until the last borrower passes away or permanently leaves the home.
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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.