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The question is “Are reverse mortgages transferable?”

Reverse mortgages are not transferable and it usually belongs to one person or two married spouses. If one spouse dies but the surviving spouse is identified as a co-borrower on the reverse mortgage, the surviving spouse will stay in the house and the loan terms remain unchanged. Adult children and other nonspouse descendants, on the other hand, must pay off the debt when the last borrower dies. They have the option of keeping the house or selling it.


What happens at end of reverse mortgage?
 

At the end of a reverse mortgage, the loan must be repaid when the last surviving borrower passes away. Most of heirs will sell the house to pay back the loan. The heirs will not have to pay more than 95% of the appraised value if the loan balance exceeds the value of your home.

Are Mortgage Advisors Free?
 

The short answer is Yes, there is no direct out of pocket cost to you when using a mortgage broker. The way that the mortgage industry works, even if you are going in to your bank and using a mortgage advisor in branch, or you are using a mortgage specialist from a bank, who is paid on commission and not a salary, or a mortgage broker, who has access to more than just one bank and one lending product, the cost of the service is built into the pricing of your mortgage rate.

 

Can you lose your home with a reverse mortgage?
 

It is almost impossible to lose your home with a reverse mortgage since you borrow against your home’s equity and repay the loan with the proceeds of the sale. There aren’t many ways to lose ownership of a reverse mortgage because you still own your house, unless you fail to preserve three primary components of your home’s legal status.

Do You Pay A Fee To A Mortgage Broker?
 

The short answer is no. Most of the time, the lender that you select to go with, through your mortgage broker, pays your mortgage broker a referral fee. There are costs associated with setting up a mortgage, and these costs and fees are discussed as part of the process. Costs such as legal and closing costs. All borrowers are responsible for these costs. There are occasions when a mortgage broker will charge you a fee.

 

Who is eligible for a Reverse Mortgage?
 

You are eligible for a Reverse Mortgage in Canada if you are a Canadian homeowner and at least 55 years old. If you have a spouse, the spouse must also be 55 years or older to be eligible to become a co-borrower. However, more parameters are considered in order to qualify.

What Does A Mortgage Specialist Do?
 

A mortgage specialists work with you to obtain the best mortgage for you. A mortgage that works for you and meets your needs, not the banks. They do not work with just one bank or lending institution, s/he has relationships with many. Based on your needs, a mortgage specialist will go over your goals and your needs with you, and will use this information to identify the best lending product for you.

 

With a reverse mortgage who retains the title to the home?
 

A reverse mortgage allows the homeowner to keep their house as long as they pay their property taxes, maintain it, and keep it insured. You will be responsible for the valuation fees, legal fees, and other costs associated with the sale of the land. The borrower retains ownership of the land, including any unused equity, and is never required to leave.

Do I Need A Broker To Buy A House?
 

When using the term “broker” what are we referring to ? The term can be used to refer to a realtor (real estate broker), or a mortgage broker. In either case, the answer is NO, you do not need a broker to buy a house. Just like you do not need a lawyer to go to court and fight your case. Nor do you need a travel agent to book your trip. You can also say the same thing about a mechanic, to change your brakes.

 

What Is Reverse Mortgage?
 

A Reverse Mortgage is a loan product secured by a principle residence enabling the homeowner to access the equity of the home and not make traditional mortgage payments on the loan. According to a recent study, 93% of Canadians want to remain in their home as they age. Access to traditional lending becomes limited for seniors as the income isn’t always there to support the lender guidelines.

How Much Is A Mortgage Advisor?
 

When using the services of a mortgage advisor, when it comes to how they get paid. There are out of pocket costs for the set up and closing of your mortgage and property, however, which you should be aware of well in advance of your closing. But as far as how much a mortgage advisor costs, well we have to back track a little bit and get an understanding of the way that the mortgage industry works.

 

If you would like more information or a free consultation to see if a Reverse Mortgage is a fit for you, you can contact me below, and as a Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist I would be more than happy to review your financing options with you and provide you with Expert Advice to Guide You Home.
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