What are the basic requirements for a reverse mortgage?

To be eligible for a reverse mortgage, you’ll need to meet the requirements set by the federal government:

  • All borrowers must be age 62 or older (this applies to all co-owners listed on the home’s title).
  • The home must be your principal residence. And it must meet standards set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on property type and condition. You may be able to use your reverse mortgage to pay for any required repairs in order to meet these standards.
  • Eligible property types include single-family homes, 2- to 4-unit properties, manufactured homes meeting certain criteria, condominiums that are approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and townhouses. Co-ops do not qualify.

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Clone Larry! When we met Larry McAnarney, it did not take long to feel comfortable. There was no high pressure feeling; he answered our questions and put us at ease. Larry was great! Our Hud counselor, and the gentleman who did our closing were very good, too. Only one problem.....we should have done it sooner. Larry gets SIX stars. Bernice and Dave

Bernice & Dave L — Oct 28, 2014

Reverse Mortgage Purchase Program Larry was a great help in helping my mother purchase her new home using the reverse mortgage purchase program. Part of my mother's income comes from French pensions and needed additional verification/proof which was not easy - but Larry was readily available to help simplify the process and explain the details. I would definitely recommend using Larry for anyone looking into getting a reverse mortgage. He is straightforward and trustworthy. Thanks again!      

Olivier D — Mar 14, 2018

Great experience Larry McAnarney was just super. He helped us stay organized and explained everything that needed to happen to complete the reverse mortgage. We really couldn't have done it without him. Like anything that's associated with the government, there are lots of hoops to jump through. But Larry was very patient with our questions and was easy to work with from start to finish. My wife was getting impatient with the process and said some things that would have caused most people to say good-bye, but Larry stayed calm and didn't put any pressure on us to make a final decision. He treated us with respect and wanted to be sure that WE were happy with what we were doing. I'd highly recommend Larry to anyone who is considering a second mortgage. It was a great experience.

Terry M — Aug 14, 2015

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