Dallas Morning News: Reverse mortgages are becoming a financial planning tool
Dallas, TX, July 16, 2014 — In his syndicated column in DallasNews.com, personal finance and investments writer Scott Burns writes, “new research indicates that a reverse mortgage can be what they were hoped to be — another tool for managing retirement income and spending.” Read more.
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When the loan is due and payable, some or all of the equity in the property that is the subject of the reverse mortgage no longer belongs to borrowers, who may need to sell the home or otherwise repay the loan with interest from other proceeds.
FAR may charge an origination fee, mortgage insurance premium, closing costs and servicing fees (added to the balance of the loan).
The balance of the loan grows over time and FAR charges interest on the balance.
Borrowers are responsible for paying property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, maintenance, and related taxes (which may be substantial). We do not establish an escrow account for disbursements of these payments. A set-aside account can be set up to pay taxes and insurance and may be required in some cases. Borrowers must occupy home as their primary residence and pay for ongoing maintenance; otherwise the loan becomes due and payable. The loan also becomes due and payable (and the property may be subject to a tax lien, other encumbrance, or foreclosure) when the last borrower, or eligible non-borrowing surviving spouse, dies, sells the home, permanently moves out, defaults on taxes, insurance payments, or maintenance, or does not otherwise comply with the loan terms.
Interest is not tax-deductible until the loan is partially or fully repaid.