Reverse Mortgage Can Help Give You Financial Peace of Mind

As Colorado living expenses rise, it is harder to make ends meet on a fixed income. This can be a burden to you and your family. A reverse mortgage can help utilize the investment you have already put into your home to help with expenses today.

We know your home is worth more than its property value. Your home has provided your family security through the years and holds many good memories. A reverse mortgage can help pay off your mortgage, keep you in your home and pay for needed remodels and improvements.

Maintaining good health means addressing issues right away, but increasing health costs makes that difficult. A reverse mortgage can help with the added expenses of new prescriptions, medical equipment, and in-home care.

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages and How They Work

A reverse mortgage is a unique home equity loan sold to homeowners aged 62 and older. Today, most reverse mortgages are Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) and are federally insured.  

  • The loan allows homeowners to access a portion of their home equity in terms that best fit their individual needs.
    • Full or partial lump sum
    • Line of credit
    • Monthly payments
    • Combination of any of these
  • Interest is added to the loan balance each month, and the loan balance grows. 
  • The loan must be repaid when the last borrower sells the home, moves out of the home, or passes away.

Qualifying for a Reverse Mortgage

 As a federally insured loan, you must meet certain eligibility requirements to qualify for a reverse mortgage.

All borrowers on the home’s title must be 62 years old. The older you are, the more funds you can receive from a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM).

You must live in your home as your primary residence for the life of the reverse mortgage. Vacation homes or rental properties are not eligible.

 

You must own your home outright or have at least 50% equity in your home to be eligible for a reverse mortgage loan.

 

Reverse Mortgage Responsibilities and Considerations

As with any loan, there are terms that you need to consider before committing to a reverse mortgage.

  • The borrower is required to live in the home as a primary residence
  • The homeowner is still responsible for home property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance
  • Interest is not tax deductible until the loan is paid off
  • Reverse mortgages do not affect one’s Medicare or Social Security benefits but can potentially impact Medicaid eligibility
  • When the borrower sells their home, moves out, or passes away, the estate owner must usually repay the loan by selling it.

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Reverse Mortgage Process

A reverse mortgage application process generally takes about 30-45 days. Hunter Lending is committed to guiding you every step of the way and answering any questions you may have.

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Step 4: Appraisal and Escrow – We will coordinate for an appraiser to visit your home. At this time, we also open escrow to order a title report and ensure that there are no Federal or State tax liens on the property.

Step 5: Underwriting –  We will submit the loan for review and approval from the underwriter. The underwriter then goes into a review process and may request further documentation.

Step 6: Closing – When your loan receives final approval, we will set up a signing appointment at the title company or a mobile notary. Once the documents are signed, they will be returned to guarantee the mortgage for funding.

Step 7: Disbursement – By law, refinance loans have a three-day right of rescission to cancel the loan. After this waiting period, funds will be disbursed.

Colorado Reverse Mortgage Market Today

There has never been a better time to look into a Colorado reverse mortgage. Colorado home values have increased dramatically in the last few years. That translates to more equity in your home. A Colorado reverse mortgage rate is an attractive solution with increased equity combined with low-interest rates.

Still have questions about a reverse mortgage program? Hunter Lending is here to help.

A: No, reverse mortgages are federally insured loans specially designed to help homeowners in their later years. But unfortunately, some disguise themselves as reverse mortgage lenders to scam people from their money. That is why it is essential to deal with a reputable mortgage broker like Hunter Lending to guide you to a good and trustworthy reverse mortgage program.

A: As long as you follow the rules and stipulations of the reverse mortgage loan, the lender can not take away your home. Even if the amount borrowed is higher than your home equity, you will not lose your home.

A: The right reverse mortgage program for you will depend on your individual needs, the amount of home equity you have, and how much you would like to borrow. Hunter Lending is happy to listen to your situation and recommend the best reverse mortgage options for you.

A: If you believe a home mortgage doesn’t meet your needs, Hunter Lending is happy to discuss other possible options like refinancing or a home equity loan.

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