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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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!      

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