A Reverse Mortgage HECM, sometimes referred to as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), is a special type of home mortgage that lets a homeowner convert a portion of the equity in his or her home into money in their pocket. Simply put, a reverse mortgage is the exact opposite of a regular mortgage. The lender pays the borrower, and the borrower’s debt will increase as the equity in their home decreases. It allows individuals aged 62 and older to convert their home’s equity into tax free cash to help act as a second income during retirement. A reverse mortgage is a great way to tap into the equity of your home if you are not looking to sell your home and are also looking for tax free income. You may be asking yourself, just how does this work, and when will the loan need to be paid back?

Reverse Mortgage Loan Details

Reverse mortgage loans can be withdrawn in one (or more) of three options:

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