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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HIGHLY Recommend Larry I had the pleasure of working with Larry McAnarney for a reverse mortgage for my mother. My mom wanted to stay in her home for her senior years and needed to do the reverse mortgage for the 24/7 in home care that was needed. I received Larry's name and contact information from a small-town bank near my mom's house. Knowing nothing about reverse mortgages, I knew I needed an expert and someone that would be patient, helpful, and willing to share all his knowledge. I found all of that, and more, in Larry. Every phone conversation, zoom call, and email from Larry was filled with valuable information that helped me, my mom, and my siblings through the entire reverse mortgage process. I felt like he was "holding my hand" as the process moved forward and that he always had my mom's best interests in mind. Larry is a very caring and compassionate person, and I could genuinely feel his desire to truly help our family. I never felt afraid, unsure, or concerned. Larry was always available to talk or text and he quickly replied to e-mails (even when I sent them in the middle of the night) The paperwork and forms he provided were very organized and detailed and I appreciated that Larry took the time to carefully explain all of the information. I have nothing but positive things to say about Larry. When the mortgage was approved and closed, I remember thinking "I'm going to miss Larry." Good people like Larry are hard to find.    

Doreen S — Mar 13, 2021

Larry Explained Everything Larry did a great job of explaining and guiding us through a reverse mortgage. Much more complicated than we had thought. You need a lot of help and Larry was there to provide it.    

Alan & Donna C — Mar 23, 2020

Step by step help along the way Larry McAnarney was recommended to me. Fortunately, I was able to contact him to assist me in securing a reverse mortgage. He talked to me in terms that I could understand which made my steps possible. He politely and patiently answered my questions and proposed some himself. There was always an update from him on progress or what I should be expecting. To have a person that is comfortable to have a conversation with is important to me. I felt that any question or comment I had was going to be received in a friendly and business like manner. After all the paper work was finished and the reverse mortgage was secured, he still phoned to check if I had questions. I have already recommended him to people who are retirement age, or to their families, in case this could be of assistance to their parents. Obviously, I have a high opinion of my experience.

Deanne R — Mar 31, 2015

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