Reverse mortgages are no longer reserved for homeowners and homebuyers over 62 years of age. RMF has reinvented the reverse mortgage, with a new product for those 60 years of age and older.
You may be able to access even more equity than with traditional reverse mortgages on the market.
Traditional reverse mortgages, also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), changed the game for longtime homeowners who wanted to access the valuable equity they’d built up over time. But HECMs have limitations on who can borrow, and how much. With Equity Edge, more people have more access to their home equity. Since there is no mortgage insurance premium, Equity Edge may have lower up-front costs than a traditional HECM.
Cynthia is 60 years old. Her and her husband Daniel have recently moved into a luxury condo, but currently have a home equity loan that requires them to make burdensome monthly principal and interest payments.
By refinancing her existing home equity loan with a reverse mortgage, Cynthia and Daniel can drastically reduce that monthly payment, thanks to the reverse mortgage’s flexible repayment feature. (As with any mortgage, she must meet her loan obligations, keeping current with property taxes, homeowners insurance and any homeowners association fees, and keeping her home in good condition.)
Not sure if you should be considering a HECM or Equity Edge? This comparison chart can help you understand our products better.
|Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)||Equity Edge from
Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC
|Minimum age to qualify||62||60|
|Limit on amount of proceeds you can take in the first 12 months||YES||NO|
(You'll never owe more than the home is worth when the loan is paid)
|How much can be borrowed?||Less than $679,650||Up to $4 Million|
|Mortgage Insurance Premium cost||Upfront and ongoing||NONE|
|Condominium eligibility||FHA-approved condominium communities only||Community can be FHA-approved, Fannie Mae-approved or RMF-approved–so more condos qualify|
|Closing Costs||Lender closing costs apply||Equity Edge Zero† can eliminate almost ALL lender closing costs|
Equity Edge Reverse Mortgage™ (“Equity Edge”) is Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC’s proprietary loan program, and it is not affiliated with the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan program, which is insured by FHA. Equity Edge is available to qualified borrowers who also may be eligible for HUD, FHA’s HECM program or are seeking loan proceeds that are higher than HUD, FHA’s HECM program limit. Equity Edge currently is available only for eligible properties in select states. Please contact your loan originator to see if it is currently available in your state.
†With this pricing option, borrower receives a lender credit covering nearly all closing costs. There is a non-refundable independent counseling fee of approximately $125 on average, which the borrower pays directly to the counseling agency. Terms and conditions apply. Not available in all states.
Upon a maturity event, any non-borrowing individuals with an ownership interest in the property, including non-borrowing spouses, will have 90 days to purchase the property from the estate or, if the non-borrower inherits the property, pay the loan in full using any sources of funds available to them. Any non-borrowing individual, including a non-borrowing spouse, should have a plan to pay off an Equity Edge reverse mortgage upon the borrower’s death or any other maturity event. If the non-borrower is unwilling or unable to purchase the property or pay the loan in full, there is no protection for the non-borrower (including a non-borrower spouse) to maintain an interest in the home or to continue residing in the home past the maturity event and the non-borrower may be evicted upon foreclosure. The FHA HECM program has protections in place for certain non-borrowing parties, so a reverse mortgage applicant with certain non-borrowing parties should strongly consider a FHA-insured HECM loan (see HECM guidelines or ask an RMF representative for details). Under the Equity Edge reverse mortgage loan program, a maturity event occurs when the last surviving borrower no longer lives in the home as his or her primary residence for at least 12 months, the property charges (including taxes, insurance, HOA dues or any other property charges) are not paid, required repairs are not completed or the property is not maintained, or any other maturity event, as specified in the Security Instrument, occurs.
HECM Loan Specialist, NMLS #21059
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Branch NMLS # 1404799
700 Commerce Drive, Suite 5055
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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