Reverse Mortgage Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find the answers to many common reverse mortgage questions here. Need to know more? Contact Us today. We’re happy to help.

Reverse Mortgage Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, refinancing is possible. This option may be to your advantage if your home increases in value, making more funds available.

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A HECM is a reverse mortgage loan that's insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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You’ll repay the loan balance, any fees that have been added, and the accrued interest. Homeowners (or their heirs) usually…

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Use the proceeds for the things you need and want. For example: refinancing your existing mortgage(s) to improve cash flow; consolidating…

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Reverse mortgages are available with either fixed or variable rates. Borrowers who elect a fixed-rate…

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The funds from a reverse mortgage generally do not affect regular Social Security or Medicare benefits. However, needs-based benefits, such as Medicaid…

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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…

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You have a number of choices for how you receive your funds:

  • Lump sum
  • Monthly…
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A reverse mortgage offers certain advantages:

  • With a traditional home equity loan or home equity line of credit, you…
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The specific amount depends on several factors, including:

  • Your…
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With the exception of a fee for government-required reverse mortgage counseling, most of the fees associated with a reverse mortgage can be financed…

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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…

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Typically, reverse mortgage loan funds are not subject to income tax. Contact your tax advisor for additional details.

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The other borrower continues to own and live in the home — and enjoy all the benefits of their reverse mortgage.

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The loan must be paid in full when one of the following occurs:

  •  A “maturity event” —…
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To be eligible for a reverse mortgage, you’ll need to meet the requirements set by the federal government:

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Yes, with the HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) for Purchase loan, qualified borrowers can use their loan proceeds…

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Larry McAnarney, HECM Loan Specialist

Larry McAnarney

HECM Loan Specialist

NMLS# 21059 | 815-703-4745

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You Were There for Us My husband and I are so glad we had you help us with our reverse mortgage.  We could not have had a more professional nice person take care of our needs. You helped us above and beyond. You were there for us with all our questions and concerns.  We appreciated it very much.Thanks again Harlan and Jennie  

Harlan & Jennie S — Jun 27, 2016

Larry Worked Very Hard Larry went the extra mile in getting the loan to go through, and although I am in a better situation than before, the process did not end up creating what I needed it to create, but I am grateful for the fact that things are better. This was still the road I needed to take, and Larry worked very hard to make it happen. .

Lita T — Aug 21, 2023

Larry Was Outstanding & Patient Larry was outstanding and patient in his help. Over the phone, he took me page by page in filling out the forms, a task that otherwise would have been daunting. He answered all my questions with kindness and courtesy. He made the reverse mortgage happen. I could not have done it without his help. He is the best!      

Carol F — Jan 26, 2024

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