Falling Interest Rates Create the Optimal Time to Secure a Reverse Mortgage Loan
Recent banking trends reveal declining interest rates over the past year — including a dramatic decrease during the fourth quarter of 2018 (see chart below). And with decreasing rates comes a rise in mortgage applications, especially refinancing, according to Bankrate.
Timing is everything for mortgage rates
Mortgage rates constantly rise and fall. In fact, they can change from one day to the next. And since mortgages generally involve large amounts of money, even small fluctuations can quickly amount to thousands of dollars in extra costs or potential savings. For homeowners and homebuyers who are eligible for a reverse mortgage, the current low interest rate environment may not only mean lower interest costs, but also access to more funds.
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Consider the advantages of a reverse mortgage
If you’re a homeowner or buyer age 62 or older, it pays to understand all the options available to you — especially with such volatility in today’s financial markets. That includes locking in a reverse mortgage loan as an alternative to traditional refinancing.
A reverse mortgage allows you to:
- Restructure mandatory monthly mortgage payments, if you already have an existing mortgage
- Pay as much or as little as you like each month, thanks to its flexible repayment feature
- Delay tapping into your retirement savings or investments to cover daily living expenses
- Consolidate high-interest debt to reduce monthly bills
- Buy a new home or renovate an existing one
- Pay for medical expenses, in-home care services and/or long-term care
- Establish a “rainy day” fund to use for unexpected expenses
As with any mortgage, you must meet your loan obligations — keeping current with property taxes and insurance, as well as regular maintenance of your home and property.
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Turn your home’s value into a liquid financial asset
Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF) has happily assisted thousands of Americans in achieving their financing goals in retirement — and we can do the same for you, all while providing the service, education and advice you seek throughout the reverse mortgage process. To find out more, call 888-277-1567 and speak with an experienced reverse mortgage specialist to set up an in-person appointment.
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