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Retirement News with Professor Craig

The Retirement News blog is dedicated to the financial and physical health and well-being of older Americans. 
Whether you're already in or nearing retirement, you will find important, topical information in the blog to help you make informed decisions on your road to retiring more freely.
As a 25-year veteran in the financial services industry and a certified trainer and teacher, Professor Craig's #1 goal is to help you thrive in retirement with financial peace of mind. 

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Health, Safety and Reverse Mortgages in the Time of COVID-19
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Health, Safety and Reverse Mortgages in the Time of COVID-19

Reverse Mortgage Funding is still working to meet your needs.

If you have been considering a reverse mortgage there is no time like the present.  But what does someone who is interested in a reverse mortgage do in a time of social-distancing and self-quarantine?

As a finance company, reverse mortgage employees are considered “essential workers” and so many offices remain open with loan officers still working.  Finance companies like Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF), have adopted ways in which to help customers while still abiding by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) best practices.  Here is how lenders like us are doing business while caring for your health and safety. 

Virtual Meetings

Conferencing apps like Zoom have gained popularity as families and friends seek to connect while social distancing.  They combine video conferencing, online meetings, phone and chat.  If you choose to use a program like Zoom, a reverse mortgage specialist can arrange a time to meet with you in the comfort of your home using your computer.  You will be able to share screens with them as they walk you through the reverse mortgage process and answer any questions that you might have.  Anything that needs to be signed can be done using Docusign software so that everything can be done virtually.

Phone Meetings

Many times, loan specialists can still meet with you over the phone to go over everything you need to know and help you complete your loan application.  Your application package can be dropped at your house or sent via email or regular mail.  Pertinent information or questions can then be reviewed over the phone.  After the paperwork is completed, your application can be picked up from your mailbox or front porch.  If you have an iPhone, you can even converse over FaceTime and have a virtual face-to-face meeting. 

Social Distancing Meetings

If you are the kind of person who needs to meet someone in person before you do business with them, you are in luck.  When a loan specialist is local to where you live, they can meet you without breaking the 6’ rule.  Whether it is in a parking lot where the two parties stay in their own cars, or at the patio table in your back yard, a loan officer can meet with you to go over your questions about how the reverse mortgage program can help you meet your financial needs – all while maintaining social distancing rules.

Local Specialists Are Here for You

During this time of economic turmoil, a reverse mortgage could help you regain your financial footing.  And if you are hesitant about reaching out for more information because of health concerns, many reverse mortgage companies can meet you on your terms.  Whether it is virtually, over the phone, maintaining in-person social distancing or any other method you prefer, they can guide you through the loan process so that you can enjoy the financial stability you deserve. To set up an appointment with one of RMF’s local loan specialist, call today at 888-277-1567.

This content is sponsored by RMF, one of the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lenders. We are dedicated to helping older Americans retire more freely, in the comfort of their own homes. As a result of our commitment to providing an extraordinary and positive customer experience, we have earned a 98% customer satisfaction rating; a 5-star / Excellent score on Trustpilot; 4.8 out of 5 stars on LendingTree; and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call 888-277-1567 to speak with a licensed reverse mortgage specialist


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If you’re 62 or older, there is a home equity line of credit option that offers greater financial flexibility than a traditional Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). It’s called a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) line of credit. 
If you have an existing mortgage or home equity loan you could refinance them with a HECM line of credit and get enhanced benefits, including a flexible payment feature and a line of credit that GROWS when left untouched.
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