A Reverse Mortgage is a government insured program that enables senior homeowners to convert a percentage of the home's equity into cash, while retaining home ownership.
Reverse Mortgages apply the opposite principles of a traditional forward mortgage. Traditional mortgages gain equity in a home by making monthly payments, while a Reverse Mortgage turns equity into tax free income or usable cash. Payments on the money owed are not required as long as the home is being lived in.
A Reverse Mortgage is a safe, secured means by which to achieve financial security, while retaining home ownership. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guarantee seniors who use the Reverse Mortgage program will not pass debt onto their heirs. A Reverse Mortgage is the safest mortgage someone can get.
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