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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Couldn't be Happier We recently closed our reverse mortgage with Larry McAnarney and couldn’t be happier. We don’t need the money, but Larry explained how we could set up a growing line of credit which could be used as possible future income, immediate liquidity, a long term care insurance hedge, and much more. We used this product as part of our retirement income planning strategy. Larry was very knowledgeable on all aspects of what we were trying to accomplish and very responsive to our needs and questions. He is highly recommended by us.      

Jim & Marcia M — Jan 12, 2018

Quick Response I had questions about reverse mortgages and how they worked. Larry called and explained everything to us very well. He was quick responding back when I contacted him about some concerns I had while I was deciding to go ahead or not. I would recommend him to others, very polite and helpful. Was a pleasure working with him.

Gloria M — Apr 9, 2014

Very Helpful I am so glad I had Larry help me with my reverse mortgage. I talked to two other companies before choosing Larry. I could not have had a more professional and nice person to answer all my questions.      

Dale A — Jun 14, 2018

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