Should My Parents Get a Reverse Mortgage?





We've created a guide to help families better understand how reverse mortgages work, and the role they can play in smart financial planning strategies for not only older homeowners, but also their adult children. It also addresses common questions and concerns that adult children have as they assist their parents in the decision-making process.

Should my loved ones get a reverse mortgage?

Download this free comprehensive guide to learn everything you want to know about reverse mortgages.

Understanding the Basics
  • What is a reverse mortgage?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • How is a reverse mortgage loan repaid?
  • What are the loan obligations?
Exploring Your Family's Options
  • Are there alternatives to a reverse mortgage?
  • Compare home equity loan options
  • Which financing option is right for your family?
  • What if there is an existing mortgage on the home?
Common family Concerns
  • Will the bank own the home?
  • Is a reverse mortgage a last resort?
  • What about our inheritance?
  • What protections are there for borrowers and their families?
How to Choose a Lender
  • What's important?
  • Are they getting a good deal?
  • Do they have your best interests in mind?

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