Retirement was once considered a “golden age” in decades past. It was held as a time for you to relax and enjoy life after years of hard work for your family and your assets. This can still be possible, even in the ever changing society with it’s unexpected expenses.
Reverse mortgage could be the way for you to fulfill your long held desires.
In years past reverse mortgage was not often considered by financial planners when helping those approaching 62 manage the pieces of their retirement lifestyle – including social security, assets, savings, and all the rest. This has changed.
Reverse mortgage is a strong viable option even in the phase of financial planning. The equity that builds up in the home could rightly be accessed to give you security at the least and make the difference between just making your monthly bills to actually enjoying your life in new ways.
This being the case, a reverse mortgage or HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgages) should be a part of the conversation. When choosing a financial planner, find out if they have learned about reverse mortgage options. Seek a planner that has worked with a credited reverse mortgage specialist that is part of the Better Business Bureau, is an active part of the local community, and is a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
Involve your children in the process. Find out what they want, express to them what you want and keep the dialogue going.
Reverse mortgage is an individualized, specialized loan for those 62 and older. If you are planning ahead let your specialist guide you in the many scenarios that are possible. Think creatively about your needs and desires.
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.