The Benefits of Reverse Mortgages

by Nasrul Hanis

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A mortgage is a loan secured by a property and paid in installments over a period of time. The mortgage helps you to secure your deal where the money borrowed will be repaid. A mortgage is the largest and most serious financial obligation that we could ever make.

You can get a mortgage from the lending institution such as banks, building societies and specialist mortgage lenders or a mortgage broker. You can buy based on information, advice or recommendation on a mortgage that suits your particular needs.

There are various types of mortgages with their advantages and disadvantages. Understanding these matters can enable you to choose the most suitable mortgage for your financial situation and properties objectives.

The two main methods to repay your mortgage are ‘repayment’ and ‘interest only’. With a repayment mortgage you will make monthly repayments for an agreed period until you’ve paid back the loan and the interest. Interest only mortgage let you to make monthly repayments for an agreed period but these will only cover the interest on your loan.

Now let’s see some benefits of reverse mortgages.

Reverse mortgage usually are not taxable and doesn’t affect your benefits. You can retain the title to your home and don’t have to make monthly repayments. The loan must be repaid when the last surviving borrower dies, sells the home, or no longer lives in the home as residence. The homeowner makes no payments and all interest is added to the lien on the property.

A reversed mortgage is specifically designed for homeowners who are age 62 and older. You can receive loan money from your home in the form of lump sum, regular monthly checks or a line of credit. The money is typically repaid with interest when you sell your house, permanently move away or pass away.

In fact many people found that they got a great amount of money from this reverse mortgage. Through a reverse mortgage you will continue to get income, and defer repayment for as long as you live at home – no matter how long that may be!

To tell you frankly there are a lot more benefits that a reverse mortgage can give you and the benefits stated here are just a few of the most significant one. You can let yourself to remain independent with no monthly mortgage payments thus gives you freedom and flexibility.

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