Did you know homeowners 62 and up have over $9.5 trillion¹ tied up in home equity? That’s wealth your clients could use to sell their current home and apply a portion of their sale proceeds to buy a more age-appropriate residence closer to family, friends, and more of the activities and amenities they enjoy. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan does just that. The HECM provides the remainder of the funds to complete the new home purchase, potentially resulting in two transactions for you and a better retirement for your clients.
The concept is simple. Your clients (age 62 and up) contribute a portion (e.g. 60%) of the new home purchase price using proceeds from the sale of their previous home or other financial resources, like savings and investments, and the HECM loan covers the rest. The HECM, however, doesn’t have to be repaid until the homeowner leaves the property (or does not otherwise comply with the loan terms) and no monthly mortgage payments are required. Borrowers must of course continue to pay their property taxes, homeowners insurance, and maintain the home.
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¹Senior Housing Wealth Tops 9.5 Trillion for First Time" – Reverse Mortgage Daily. October 17, 2021. https://