Welcome to the Merriam reverse mortgage information center
Larry McAnarney is your Merriam licensed Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Please contact Larry for additional details and program offerings. Contact us if you would like to know how much money is available to you or request a reverse mortgage quote and fill out the appropriate information.
NMLS ID 21059
Cell Phone: 815.703.4745
Kansas Originator License LO.0001032
Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC
700 Commerce Drive Suite 5055
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Branch NMLS ID 1404799
I have been educating and answering questions for homeowners and their families about reverse mortgage programs since 1999.
For so many homeowners age 62 and older, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) – also known as a reverse mortgage loan – could be a flexible and effective way to turn the equity you have in your home into funds you can use.
My experience is broad and deep in financial services dedicated to senior households. Today, as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist, my focus is on helping homeowners 62 and older, and their families, understand the reverse mortgage loan process from end to end.
Some Fast Facts About Larry McAnarney
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Basic Reverse Mortgage Requirements
A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, or HECM, is a flexible financial product designed for homeowners aged 62 and older. The loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) so that borrowers will not owe more than the value of the home at maturity. With a HECM, also known as a reverse mortgage, you can convert some of the equity in your home into cash to meet financial goals, such as supplementing retirement income, buying a new home, maintaining a quality lifestyle, or preparing for a more secure and rewarding financial future.
All that happens all without giving up ownership or control of your home and without having to make monthly mortgage payments. Of course, as homeowners, you are responsible for occupying the home as your primary residence, keeping up with property maintenance, and staying current on paying property taxes, required insurance and any homeowners’ fees.
Instead of repaying the loan in monthly installments, you or your estate repay the principal, accrued fees and interest when you no longer live in the home.
When it comes to getting your payment, you determine how you’d like to receive your funds based on your individual financial needs and objectives. For example:
Yes, refinancing is possible. This option may be to your advantage if your home increases in value, making more funds available.Read More Back to Top
A HECM is a reverse mortgage loan that's insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).Read More Back to Top
You’ll repay the loan balance, any fees that have been added, and the accrued interest. Homeowners (or their heirs) usually…Read More Back to Top
Use the proceeds for the things you need and want. For example: refinancing your existing mortgage(s) to improve cash flow; consolidating…Read More Back to Top
The funds from a reverse mortgage generally do not affect regular Social Security or Medicare benefits. However, needs-based benefits, such as Medicaid…Read More Back to Top
Reverse mortgages are available with either fixed or variable rates. Borrowers who elect a fixed-rate…
A reverse mortgage is a home-secured loan that’s exclusively for homeowners and homebuyers age 62 and older. It allows borrowers to convert some of…Read More Back to Top
You have a number of choices for how you receive your funds:
A reverse mortgage offers certain advantages:
With the exception of a fee for government-required reverse mortgage counseling, most of the fees associated with a reverse mortgage can be financed…Read More Back to Top
The specific amount depends on several factors, including:
Typically, reverse mortgage loan funds are not subject to income tax. Contact your tax advisor for additional details.Read More Back to Top
Yes. For many homeowners age 62 and older who are looking to refinance their mortgage(s) or consolidate debt to reduce their monthly bills, a reverse…Read More Back to Top
The loan must be paid in full when one of the following occurs:
The other borrower continues to own and live in the home — and enjoy all the benefits of their reverse mortgage.
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To be eligible for a reverse mortgage, you’ll need to meet the requirements set by the federal government:
NMLS ID 21059
Very Professional Larry answered all of our questions and returned all our calls promptly. He did not pressure us in any way. As a financial professional myself, I would recommend Larry highly.
Roy & Elaine P — Jan 19, 2018
Larry was Simply Excellent to Work With Larry McAnarney was simply excellent to work with, providing complete information on the details and process of a reverse mortgage understandably, patiently and with evident knowledge and experience. Larry was available for questions throughout the process, always responding in a timely and courteous manner. Overall Larry offered an outstanding customer experience
George & Kaori F — Sep 15, 2020
Easy Process and Friendly Service Larry was great to work with. He guided me through the process and was very specific about the information I needed to provide so that I was prepared each time we met. He came to my home for all of our meetings and that was very convenient for me. Larry was aware that I needed to get my loan closed as soon as possible and he made sure the underwriters were aware of that. When it was time for me to close, I asked Larry to be there since I trusted him and wanted his support. He was there as promised. Closing was easy and straighforward and everything went the way I expected. I am very pleased with Larry and would recommend them highly.
Rhonda T — Oct 19, 2015
Below are just a few of the Kansas cities and counties where you can obtain a reverse mortgage.