5 Homebuying & Mortgage Tips for Retirees
For retired seniors, the process of buying a new home can seem overwhelming, even if they’ve done it once or twice before. The priorities change in lenders’ eyes, and retirees may find themselves having more difficulty getting approved because their income isn’t high enough for them. They often face challenges when trying to buy a
Turning a Reverse Mortgage into an Investment Tool
There’s a lot of talk about reverse mortgages and for good reason. They can be powerful tools for seniors looking to access their home equity in retirement. According to an article published by Nasdaq, financial advisors believe that seniors can also prepare for their future with reverse mortgages. But it’s important to understand how reverse
4 Tips for Seniors Planning for Retirement
The decade before retirement can matter more to retirement success than any other time. With good planning, there is still time for seniors to accumulate money for retirement, especially for those who started saving later in life. Here are some steps to help seniors get their affairs in order to plan a comfortable retirement: 1.
This Little-Known Home Financing Tool May Be The Best for Senior Homebuyers
Most seniors have heard about reverse mortgages and their benefits. But did you know that a Reverse Mortgage can also be a powerful financial tool for buying a new home? Traditional reverse mortgages have grown popular over the past several years, but there is a specific kind of reverse mortgage that has gained popularity recently:
Reverse mortgages give affluent seniors important financial options when it comes to tapping into the equity in their homes. But what kind of seniors value this flexibility the most? Those counting their pennies? Or those seniors considered “affluent” with a significant net worth? A recent study published in the Journal of Financial Planning has surprising
Homeowners Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise
Recently, hurricane IDA left homeowners in Louisiana devastated. Homes have been damaged and destroyed and some seniors are still trying to recover the cost of their damages. If that is not enough, those homeowners are now paying more for their homeowner’s insurance premiums, making their cost to maintain the home more expensive.  For homeowners who
3 Ways An HECM Reverse Mortgage Can Benefit You With The New Spending Limits.
HECMs (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage), are the most popular reverse mortgage program there is. It is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and may have several benefits to you if you meet the age requirement of 62 and own your home. These mortgages are not new by any means. Did you know the first
Is the FIRE Movement a real thing? Here’s what your clients are thinking
The American Dream is changing. It used to be: get a job or start a business. Work hard until you reach 65, then retire. Not anymore. These days, an increasing number of seniors have a new idea in mind: FIRE Or what’s called the “Fire Movement”: Financial Independence, Retire Early. Is FIRE a Real Thing?
Reverse mortgages have fallen victim to negative perceptions for years. It’s understandable. The early days of reverse had many of us believing that the benefit of a reverse mortgage was only for seniors who were struggling with finances and needed a quick way to get cash. But those days are long gone. Now, we’re seeing
For years financial planners have steered clear of talking up reverse mortgages as retirement planning and income tools for their clients. It’s easy to see why. The few horror stories of ‘reverses gone wrong’ have overshadowed the positive experiences many reverse borrowers in ideal situations have. Those past horror stories likely involved lenders who didn’t