A reverse mortgage, like a traditional mortgage, is a loan that uses your home as collateral. Your home is the security for the loan.
For those 55 and older, you are able to access up to 55% of the value of your home in cash. This cash is tax free.
You can use the money you obtain through a reverse mortgage for anything you desire such as travel, paying off debt, giving an early inheritance your family, renovations and more.
With a this mortgage there are no regular payments. You pay the mortgage off once your home sells or you move.
The company will ensure that the amount that needs to be repaid once your house sells or you move will never be more than the market value of your home. Also, if your home appreciates in value this increase is yours. You’re only requirement is to assure that the property taxes and insurance are paid and that the property is maintained.
You remain in control of your home and there will never be a time where you have to sell or move if your ability to earn money or your homes value changes.
If you are 55 or older, for your assets, this may primarily be the money you have saved and the equity available in your home. As your home appreciates in value over the years and your mortgage balance reduces which creates equity. You can access this equity through this product.
The mortgage company is a federally regulated schedule one bank. Canada’s leading provider of reverse mortgages and has been in operation for over 30 years.
As a Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist, I look forward to assisting you with all of your reverse mortgage needs.