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    Understanding Reverse Mortgage Interest Rates
    Reverse mortgages were introduced in the early 1960s as a way to help senior citizens access the equity they had built into their homes. In 1987, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development systematized...Read More
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    Reverse Mortgages for Dummies
    Very few people who sign up for reverse mortgages are dummies. They're mature homeowners, generally with a lifetime of experience and achievements behind them. However, reverse mortgages are a fairly...Read More
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    Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls
    Many people' knowledge of reverse mortgages is a bit fuzzy, and where there is fuzz, there's often fear. In this case, there should be some fear, or at least some caution. Reverse mortgage...Read More
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    How to Get Out of a Reverse Mortgage (Without Actually Dying)
    Because reverse mortgages are seen as a strategy for being able to afford to stay in your home through retirement, they are often viewed as something of a one-way deal. However, that should not imply that...Read More
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    How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?
    A reverse mortgage works like a home equity loan, except the homeowner doesn’t have to repay the loan in monthly installments. It allows homeowners to continue living in their home while taking the...Read More
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    How to Shop for a Jumbo Reverse Mortgage
    Also known as private reverse mortgages or proprietary reverse mortgages, a jumbo reverse mortgage loan is a loan that exceeds the maximum allowed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's...Read More
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    12 Key Reverse Mortgage Questions – Answered
    The following reverse mortgage questions and answers should give you a reasonable idea about the basics concerning these loans. But a single article can only be the start of your gaining a full understanding,...Read More
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    How Much Equity Do You Need for a Reverse Mortgage
    A reverse mortgage can be a useful way of accessing the equity in your home, but that raises an important question: how much equity do you need for a reverse mortgage?Reverse mortgages make the most sense...Read More
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    5 Questions to Ask Before You Refinance a Reverse Mortgage
    For seniors age 62 and older with considerable equity in their homes, a reverse mortgage can provide a supplemental income or access to cash in the case of a financial emergency such as a large medical...Read More