Here are the top 5 reasons Financial Advisors are starting to favor the HECM Reverse Mortgage and here's a hint, it's not because of the reasons you hear about on t.v.1. The HECM Line of Credit growth factor. The unused line of credit grows over time on the growth rate attached to it, so as interest rates rise, the amount of available credit rises as well. So it serves as a hedge against a rising interest rate market. A Financial Advisor can build other strategies for their client on top of that.2. Even in a declining home value cycle, the amount of usable available credit on the HECM Line of Credit increases. The growth rate is not tied to home values. In theory, your amount of available credit to use can be greater than the home value itself and if the home needs to be sold and property is up side down, there is FHA mortgage insurance that will cover the gap. Plus the lender can't close the line of credit if home values fall, whereas on a bank HELOC they can close the line.3. Having a HECM Reverse Mortgage standby Line of Credit, gives the senior citizen an option to delay taking Social Security benefits. The senior can let the SSI ripen on the tree and take monthly tax free advances on the HECM Line of Credit and delay taking SSI benefits until a later time when their monthly benefit will be greater.4. The HECM Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit will also give the senior an option for monthly income advances to avoid dipping into other liquid assets in a down market and provide a cash reserve to weather market turmoil.5. You can buy a home with the HECM Reverse Mortgage purchase option. A large down payment is needed on the new owner occupied home, and than no payments are due on the balance of the loan. This means that the senior citizen can keep more money in their pocket from the sale of their existing home, since they don't have to pay all cash, and after making the large down payment, not have any monthly mortgage. The HECM Reverse Mortgage is no longer a loan of last resort, it's for savvy seniors who want more options on how to handle their money and the options above aren't mentioned in the television commercials that we see. Plus with the newly passed legislation, the product is much safer and friendly to seniors than in the past. Feel free to visit our website for articles and videos on for more information. Best, Kevin Walton Best Capital Funding www.californiareversemortgage.biz
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When long term interest rates increase, reverse mortgages take a direct hit.How? The prevailing interest rate is among the criteria that's used to determine your principal limit factor, or how much of a loan you qualify for.This increase affects all reverse mortgage loan types.The amount of equity in your home, the age of the youngest borrower, demonstrating your ability and willingness to pay monthly property expenses (tax, insurance h.o.a.) are the other major factors that go into qualifying for a reverse mortgage.A half percent increase may not affect qualifying all that much, but anything up over a cumulative one percent increase, go take a bite out of the funds you would receive.However, if you have an already existing HECM reverse mortgage line of credit, an increasing rate may be a good thing because of the growth rate.As rates go up, and you have a standby HECM reverse mortgage line of credit, so does the growth rate on your line of credit which means more funds for you to access since the available line of credit grows at a monthly rate over the life of the loan.If you have questions on the HECM reverse mortgage line of credit growth rate, feel free to call Kevin Walton. 800-506-0632 ext. 0 or visit our website, www.californiareversemortgage.bizBest, KW