Being able to continue living your current lifestyle without worrying about depleting your nest egg is a major concern for most seniors. Using a reverse mortgage to eliminate your existing monthly mortgage payments can give you relief from that concern.
No Monthly Mortgage Payment Scenario
- John Bosworth, Age 68
- Home Value – $250,000
- Home Equity – $210,000
- Approximate Mortgage Balance – $40,000
John is a widower who lives at home alone. He would like to keep his home, but is having trouble making payments and meeting expenses. His monthly mortgage payment is $611. Even with both Social Security income and pension, he is still short by $187 per month…
John takes out a Tax Free* Reverse Mortgage for $142,496. He takes a lump sum of $40,000 and applies it to his existing mortgage and the balance in monthly payments of $681. After paying the mortgage off entirely, John’s monthly income rises to $1,291. That’s $611 per month for the mortgage payment, plus another $681 from the Reverse Mortgage.
*Be sure to check with your accountant to verify current tax laws.
Note 1: Reverse Mortgage proceeds are based upon the current interest rates at the time the loan closes, the age of the youngest borrower, and the equity in the home. The examples above are based on an interest rate of 6.26%.
Note 2: Borrowers can lock rates in for 60 days from the date of application to the closing. All rates adjust weekly, and the rate for closing is determined by the weekly rate set on Tuesdays of each week (excluding Federal Holidays) and stay valid until the following Monday.