New Research Links Reverse Mortgages to Financial Well-Being

Senior homeowners can tap into their home equity in a variety of ways, whether that means taking a reverse mortgage, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or cash-out refinance. But when it comes to deciding between these different extraction methods, reverse mortgages can have a positive impact on financial well-being of borrowers, according to… [Read More]

Finance Professor Urges Retirees Not to Ignore Reverse Mortgages

Early in his new book on retirement strategies, financial planner and professor Jamie Hopkins introduces the idea of reverse mortgages as a potential part of long-term retirement planning — and he quickly anticipates the potential backlash. “Let me preface this by pleading with you to continue to read and not give in to your urge… [Read More]

Should You Retire On Your House?

Many American households will face a significant retirement financing gap unless they save more, invest more efficiently, retire later, and/or distribute their retirement assets more efficiently. Yet the pain of such difficult behavioral changes might be mitigated by better use of an asset that almost 80 percent of retirees have: the family home. The Reverse… [Read More]

Putting it in reverse, advisors warm to reverse mortgages

It’s no secret that Americans are largely unprepared for retirement. But according to some financial advisors, they could be improving their financial standing significantly by factoring in home equity into a comprehensive retirement income plan. Reverse mortgages give seniors who are at least 62 years old a way to convert their home equity into cash…. [Read More]

New Research Links Reverse Mortgages to Financial Well-Being

Senior homeowners can tap into their home equity in a variety of ways, whether that means taking a reverse mortgage, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or cash-out refinance. But when it comes to deciding between these different extraction methods, reverse mortgages can have a positive impact on financial well-being of borrowers, according to… [Read More]