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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Pleasure Working with Larry It was a pleasure working with Larry. He explained everything just as it worked out from start to finish. I wish I had more school teachers that could explain things and work with me as well as he did. I would definitely recommend him to anyone interested a reverse mortgage. 5 stars plus

Robert R — May 17, 2017

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

Reverse Mortgage Experience Excellent service! We were lucky to deal with Larry McAnarney who with his know-how and involvement helped us through a very difficult time. He went above and beyond his responsibilities to help us in the reverse mortgage world. Thanks!

Thomas & Denise C — May 14, 2014

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