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HECM Line of Credit vs. HELOC

In business, a line of credit can help protect and strengthen an enterprise in countless ways. Defensively, the owner can use it to help meet short-term capital needs or, proactively, to seize an offer simply too good to pass up. It automatically gives the business owner more options to nimbly and strategically meet almost any […]

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Using a HECM to Fund Home Care

As a senior care professional, you know Medicare provides only limited in-home medical coverage for your patients. It may provide in-home skilled nursing or physical therapy, but it generally won’t cover custodial care. Even if your patients have a supplemental Medicare plan, it will likely not be enough. Using a HECM to fund their home […]

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Reverse Mortgages: Will we see a boom?

Over the past three months, the stock market has been on a roller coaster. Investment portfolios have followed suit, which could be particularly concerning for those who are counting on those funds for retirement. Read more…

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Where Consumers See Financial Advisor Value

Financial advisors, who are receiving an influx of first-time inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic according to recent reports, are perceived to have varying levels of value among those consumers who seek their expertise, new researchh shows. That value can depend on very basic elements of the relationship, such as how often an advisor meets with clients, […]

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Retirees Earn Money Without Leaving Home

With older Americans at an increased risk of developing deadly cases of COVID-19, working outside the home may no longer be a safe option for retirees. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways people can bring in exta money from the comfort of home. Read more…

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Reverse Refis on the Rise During Pandemic

While lenders have reported an increase in general interest around reverse mortgages during the COVID-19 pandemic, both from prospective borrowers and financial planning professionals, several factors are also leading to an increase in refinances of existing reverse mortgages at the same time. Read more…

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Seniors Look to Reverse Mortgages as a Lifeline

With coronavirus shutdowns wreaking havoc on the global economy, investment portfolios are also getting battered. The S&P 500 is down more than 10% since the start of the year. While that’s unpleasant for most investors, it’s especially devastating for retirees who count on their investments for income. And when those declines come at the beginning of […]

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Increase Your Buyers’ Purchasing Power

Are you a builder or real estate professional with senior clients eager to move out of their current homes and into new ones — if only they could do it in such a way that they didn’t have to exhaust all or most of their home sale profits or retirement savings? If you have clients […]

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CFPB Takes Action on Housing Matters

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken several actions this week in an effort to assist consumers affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic with housing matters, including issuing a final rule on data reporting thresholds under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and partnering with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on a borrower […]

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A Sign of Hope

The real estate industry has adapted quickly in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. From switching to all digital closings to waiving in-person appraisals, it only took a matter of weeks for all the moving parts inside the industry to find a new way of doing business. Read more…

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