When A History Of Home Ownership Pays Off
If you are 62 or older and own your home, you are uniquely qualified to benefit from a reverse mortgage. This loan program is designed to help qualifying borrowers get access to their equity, stay in their home, and potentially rid themselves of a monthly mortgage payment.*
A reverse mortgage gives you access to the equity that you have built up in your home over the years through principal payments, your down payment, and appreciation. You can receive this equity to use however you want.
- Retirement funding
- Vacation or travel
- Home repairs
- Medical Bills
With a traditional mortgage, you pay a monthly payment to a lender. With a reverse mortgage, the payment is made to you. How would you like to receive your equity?
- One lump sum
- Monthly payments
- Line of credit
You can choose these, or any combination, when you receive your equity from a reverse mortgage.
With a reverse mortgage, you defer monthly payments on your mortgage. The amount owed then becomes a lien on the property. Any equity that you choose to have paid to you is added to that lien amount, with any interest accrued.
At the end of the reverse mortgage period, when you no longer occupy the home, the amount owed is either the mortgage balance or the value of the home, whichever is lesser.
A reverse mortgage can be a powerful tool to give you access to the equity that you have built up in your home over the years. It is not right for everyone, and if your financial goals include paying your mortgage off faster, than a reverse mortgage may not be for you. However, if you have built up equity over the years and you want to get cash from your home or defer monthly mortgage payments, then a reverse mortgage may be excellent program to consider.
Our loan advisors at American Pacific Mortgage can sit down and listen to what goals you want to accomplish and help you to determine if a reverse mortgage is a good option for you. Our trusted advisiors will help you understand your options, and give you all of the information to see if a reverse mortgage is the program for you.
*Borrowers will still be responsible for tax, insurance and maintenance of the property. Must be primary residence. All Borrowers must be 62 or older.