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Driving the Home Improvement Market

Armed with record amountss of home equity and an expressed desire to remain in their homes as they age, older homeowners are driving the home improvement market. Check out the study…

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Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Read more…

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Financial Wellness High on Boomer Bucket Lists

Ninety-five percent of surveyed Americans revealed that they have some kind of list of financial goals and other experiences they wish to have before passing on, otherwise known as a “bucket list.” 66 percent of respondents have something on that list that they plan to accomplish within the next year of their lives, and 21 […]

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Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Check it out…

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Why Open a Reverse Mortgage Before it is Actually Needed?

Would the line of credit ultimately be larger if opened earlier rather than later? We can further explore this question with a more realistic example. Exhibit 1.1 below provides an illustration of the impact of opening a reverse mortgage at different points in time using a few basic assumptions. Keep reading…

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More than One-in-ten U.S. Parents are also Caring for an Adult

About three-in-ten U.S. adults (29%) have a child younger than 18 at home, and 12% of these parents provide unpaid care for an adult as well. All told, these multigenerational caregivers provide more than two and a half hours of unpaid care a day, on average, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

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Borrowers’ Children Weigh in on Reverse Mortgage Successes

While reverse mortgage loan originators frequently receive feedback from their clients and the family members of borrowers, it’s not often that borrowers’ family members weigh in publicly about their experiences. During the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association’s annual conference last month in San Francisco, several children of reverse mortgage borrowers shared their input with attendees—a […]

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Seniors More Comfortable Planning Funeral than Care

Although the demand for long-term care for America’s seniors continues to skyrocket, the number of seniors actually planning for it is not keeping pace. And while many older adults are beginning to make end-of-life plans, they are neglecting the years of life that are part of such arrangements. According to a new surveyi by Home Instead, […]

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Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home

Helping a parent stay active and healthy at home can be achieved with careful planning. The rewards of personally caring for, or managing the care of, a loved one who needs help are innumerable. It’s an opportunity to give back and to offer a return on the loving investment they once made in us. The […]

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Top 10 Reasons Seniors Choose Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Loans

Trends show that wealthy seniors are now taking advantage of their home equity as means for further investments. American Advisors Group (AAG), a leading provider of home equity solutions for retirement, today revealed the top 10 reasons seniors are choosing their Advantage™ jumbo reverse mortgage loan. The Advantage loan gives affluent seniors access to their home […]

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