Yes YOU can! A HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) reverse mortgage for Purchase, or or HomeSafe for Purchase, FARs proprietary reverse mortgage for purchase, are tools that allows borrowers to purchase a new home with a reverse mortgage loan. The process is similar in some ways to using a forward mortgage to purchase a new home. The borrower still needs to work with a real estate agent on the transaction, and many of the same closing costs and timeframes apply.
Older homeowners often find themselves wanting (or needing) to RELOCATE to be closer to family members, DOWNSIZE to a more manageable home, or even UPSIZE to a retirement dream home on the beach, golf course, or active adult community. The reverse mortgage for purchase tool can be an ideal solution for accomplishing your retirement relocation goals.
This article is intended for general informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as financial or tax advice. For more information about whether a reverse mortgage may be right for you, you should consult an independent financial advisor. For tax advice, please consult a tax professional.