How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work?
First is that you are at least 55 years old. Anyone on the title of the property must be at least 55 years old. The amount you will qualify for is dependent on a blended age of the people who are on the title. As a general guideline, here is how it works:
Age 55 = Up to 30% of your appraised home value.Age 65 = Up to 40%
Age 75 = Up to 50%Age 80 = Up to 55%
Second is the value and type of your home. This is determined by a CHIP approved appraiser that will come to your home and determine value. The appraiser does take pictures outside and inside and will note any deficiencies. So, it is always best to tidy up and dispose of any unmentionables before having the home appraised.Third is your income. Don't panic. You only need to demonstrate that you earn enough money to cover the cost of (1) home insurance, and (2) property taxes. In general, that's it. Since there are no payments you do not need to demonstrate that you can afford monthly payments because there are no payments.
A reverse mortgage is a great solution for many people. It is easier than qualifying for a traditional mortgage. You may be wary and have a lot more questions. Get your questions answered and start a conversation with Sean today.Want more information? Register for a free report: Financial Illustrations of a Reverse Mortgage