Reverse Mortgage Facts

A Brampton reverse mortgage may not be a familiar instrument to people starting out in life as it’s a package that’s most often offered to older (usually retired homeowners) who may need cash. Although this package has been available for a couple of decades at least, no many know of it.

Simply put, a reverse mortgage is a loan that gives the borrower value for the unencumbered portion of a property the borrower owns and is staying in. This is possible because an owned property will have accumulated value, especially if the property was bought early on. This will be the basis for the loanable amount for the reverse mortgage.

The minimum age is at least 55 and borrowers up to age 70 are even accommodated. Some people who take out a reverse mortgage do so for the purpose of being able to get the full amount paid out by Social Security.

The greatest appeal of a reverse mortgage is that the borrower is not required to shell out monthly payments. In fact, it will be the lender who will be giving out payments to the borrower. At the start of the loan, a payment scheme (to the borrower) will be established, and this amount will remain constant even if the value of the property decreases. It is required of the borrower to be updated on property taxes, association dues, and homeowners insurance.

Payment for a reverse mortgage loan is due only when the borrower moves out of the property or sells it. Obviously, there are the usual requirements for taking out a loan and the amount you’ll be able to borrow will be based on several factors that the bank will enumerate.

Be forewarned that at CHIP reverse mortgage loan can be expensive, and there are implications if the homeowner is considering bequeathing the property to the younger generation. A sudden death will trigger the requirement for paying off the loan. However, the payable amount should not exceed what the home is worth.

There is another loan facility that one can consider in lieu of a reverse mortgage, and this is an equity line of credit. This actually can give you more cash but there are caveats that a retiree may balk at. With an equity credit line, you need to make regular monthly payments, and the lender may call upon the borrower to pay the loan in full at any time.