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What Are the Disadvantages of a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) can be a convenient way to borrow money. It can be much be less expensive than a credit card installment plan or personal loan. Also, with a HELOC, you pay interest only the amount of the line you use. Nevertheless, a HELOC also has some drawbacks you need […]

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Will a Reverse Mortgage Loan Affect Social Security?

Receiving funds from a reverse mortgage loan will not impact your Social Security.  Similarly, a reverse mortgage has no impact on Medicare. Both Social Security and Medicare are non-means-tested programs, meaning these public benefits are not dependent on your amount of income, savings, capital, or assets, including how much money you receive from a reverse […]

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What You Need to Know About a Non-Borrowing Spouse

Since their introduction in 1961, reverse mortgages have been continually improved and strengthened, making them an even better financial option for older Americans seeking to live in the home they love while gaining extra cash for their retirement. One standout improvement has been increased financial protection and security for non-borrowing spouses. A non-borrowing spouse is […]

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Reverse Mortgage Age Requirement: When to Get a Reverse Mortgage Loan

When is the best time to get a reverse mortgage loan? If you are at least 62 (the minimum age for applying), the best time might be now. That’s because, included in a reverse mortgage’s many payout options is the reverse mortgage line of credit. By taking out the line of credit as close to […]

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How Do I Refinance My Reverse Mortgage?

If you have qualified for a reverse mortgage in the past, you should find the qualifying criteria similar for a refinance of your reverse mortgage. You must: Be 62 or older. Use the home as your primary residence. Have sufficient equity in your home. Demonstrate the financial stability to meet the loan’s ongoing obligations, such […]

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10 Fundamental Facts About Medicare

If you are approaching the age of Medicare eligibility (generally, age 65), you probably have lots of questions about how the program works. The sooner you get answers to your questions, the sooner you can start planning and budgeting — because Medicare coverage is not free. Indeed, if you fail to sign up during your […]

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5 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Home

Upgrading your home doesn’t require investing a small fortune or having a room out of commission for weeks. If you’re ready, willing, and able to do the work, here are some great ways to brighten up your home without blowing a hole in your budget: 1. Paint — A little dab’ll do ya. To renew […]

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Reverse Mortgage Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Interest in reverse mortgages continues to increase as their uses and versatility become more widely known. Here are 25 questions to test your knowledge of reverse mortgages — knowledge that you may be able to put to work to help you live and retire better. 1. AAG is the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lender. Who […]

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10 Facts About Reverse Mortgages

What is a reverse mortgage? Is there more than one kind of reverse mortgage? What is the meaning of the term, “federally-insured” HECM? Are reverse mortgages safe? What are some of the ways people are using their reverse mortgages? How much money can I get from a reverse mortgage? What are the different ways I […]

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Borrower Stories: Garvin Smith

Whether using his Hasselblad, Minolta or Canon cameras, Garvin Smith has always known how to find just the right focus for his life. At age 77, that focus for the Orlando, Florida-based celebrity photographer and producer has a reverse mortgage from AAG. He zoomed in on a reverse mortgage for the extra cash flow it […]

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