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Reverse mortgages are surprisingly unpopular considering

July 23, 2021
Reverse Mortgages Aren’t Just for People Who Are Out of Money

Op-ed: More boomers are choosing to ‘upsize’ their homes in retirement

July 19, 2021
For years, the average American retiree has charted a predictable course through retirement

Six Classic Elder Fraud Scams And How You Can Help Prevent Them

July 16, 2021
Use these tips to help you protect your loved ones from the threat of financial fraud that’s increasingly targeting older Americans.

CFPB Proposes Plan To Prevent Foreclosure Wave. Is It Enough?

April 9, 2021
“Most borrowers have a lot of equity in their home and will be able to downsize—this is very different from 2008


April 4, 2021
Consider all the ways you may run out of money in retirement -- and the steps you can take to avoid that fate.

Are Reverse Mortgages Expensive— Especially For Those Who Don’t Need Them?

April 2, 2021
When all costs are considered, reverse mortgages became the loan of first resort.

Reverse Mortgages Are An Excellent Hedge Against Property Value Risk

February 19, 2021

Best And Worst Days To Buy A House

December 10, 2020

Partial Retirement: An Inevitable Trend That Needs Support

December 3, 2020
One result has been a growth in what can be called “partial retirement,” which involves continued employment past the usual retirement age but at a reduced scale at reduced income. A retirement plan to accommodate them should notch at the age when partial

Here’s what to know about using a reverse mortgage to convert retirement assets.

December 2, 2020
How tapping home equity can pay the taxes on a Roth IRA conversion

Let Your House Pay For Your 2020 Roth IRA Conversion

November 5, 2020
As with most IRA commentators, my starting point for Roth IRA conversions is that if you don’t have the funds to pay the taxes on the Roth IRA conversion from funds outside your IRA, depending on current and likely future tax rates, you are not likely a g

Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity

November 3, 2020
A debt-free retirement has been the ideal scenario for so long that older adults often overlook a valuable financial resource: their home.

Over Half of Unemployed Older Workers at Risk of Involuntary Retirement

October 28, 2020
Given the health risks older workers face by working, it is likely they are making the difficult choice between protecting their health and the decreased living standards that often come with involuntary retirement.

HECM For Purchase

September 1, 2020
Borrower testimonial video

7 Ways to Fund Long Term Care Plan with Housing Wealth

July 31, 2020
The reality is: unless retirees are eligible for Medicaid, they are responsible for their own long-term care plan.


May 19, 2020
I do not believe a reverse mortgage is always the best option. There are retirees for whom a reverse mortgage does not make sense.

Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

May 12, 2020
However, the long-term toll the pandemic will cause should not be overstated either. There have been numerous headlines claiming the current disruption in the economy is akin to the Great Depression, and many of those articles are calling for total Armage

10 Myths About the Coronavirus You Shouldn't Believe

May 12, 2020
And just as quickly as the virus has spread, so too have falsehoods about its transmissibility and treatment. Here are 10 myths about the coronavirus that you shouldn't believe.

As Markets Wobble, Will We See a Wave of Reverse Mortgages?

May 12, 2020
Over the past three months, the stock market has been on a roller coaster. Investment portfolios have followed suit, which could be particularly concerning for those who are counting on those funds for retirement.

Financial Planners: Chase’s HELOC pause could give Reverse Mortgage an advantage.

April 25, 2020
The exit of a major financial institution from the home equity lending space – albeit temporarily – may have the potential to give consumers more of an incentive to look at other forms of equity release – including reverse mortgages

Are You a "Teacher or a Salesperson

April 7, 2020
Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the current market will make your buying or selling experience so much easier.

Corona Virus Crises Leads Borrrowers to Using Standby Reverse Mortgage

April 7, 2020

Money Smarts for Older Adults

March 31, 2020
Money Smart for Older Adults is designed to provide you with information and tips to help prevent common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation in your community.

Coronavirus, Bear Market may renew Reverse Mortgage viablility among Financial Advisers

March 19, 2020
That turn of events has become far more tangible recently due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This past Monday, the market endured its steepest decline since 1987, its worst decline since the beginning of the coronavirus’ economic impact acco

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

March 19, 2020
Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be able to afford their mortgage payments. In spite of this, there are actually many reasons we won’t see a surge in the number of foreclosures like we did during the housing crash over ten years ag

Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis

March 19, 2020
With concerns of a global recession on everyone’s minds today, it’s important to take an objective look at what has transpired over the years and how the housing market has successfully weathered these storms.

Essential Hacks 4 Ways to Market Your Listings

February 5, 2020
It’s important to have a great listing, but without a way to direct people to that listing, no one will see all the work you put into the beautiful photos and carefully crafted descriptions. Make sure you’re giving your listings a fighting chance by sendi
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