How is a reverse mortgage different from a traditional home equity loan or line of credit?

A reverse mortgage offers certain advantages:

  • With a traditional home equity loan or home equity line of credit, you must make monthly principal and interest payments on the balance while you live in the home — with a reverse mortgage, you don't. Your reverse mortgage balance, including accrued interest and fees, does not have to be repaid until you sell the home or permanently leave the home, as long as you meet your loan obligations (which includes keeping current with property-related taxes, insurance and upkeep).
  • With a reverse mortgage line of credit, the unused amount in your credit line actually grows over time — giving you access to more available funds. This means that the less you take out up front, the more will be available to you later.
  • And the lender cannot “freeze” or reduce the line of credit, as long as you fulfill your loan obligations — so it will be there if and when you need it.

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Reverse Mortgage Purchase Program I just wanted to tell you we were very happy purchasing our home with the reverse mortgage purchase program. Everything worked out perfect, thanks again Larry.      

Edward S — May 10, 2018

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

Very Professional from Start to Finish!! With little or no knowledge about the details involved in a reverse mortgage, I set out to find a company I could TRUST to help me make the best decisions on my Moms behalf of receiving a source of a supplemental income. I was referred to Larry McAnarney by a friend. I contacted Larry and he replied to my email in a timely and VERY professional manner. After speaking with him on the phone with my list of questions I felt very confident that this was the person I would be dealing with from here on out. His response time to my calls and emails was beyond excellent when it comes to customer service. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone who is looking into the possibilities of a Reverse Mortgage. I would have given Larry a SIX star rating if I could.... but, a five star will have to do for now.

Alicia F — Feb 20, 2015

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