Reverse mortgages enable eligible borrowers to take a significant amount of cash out of
their homes. Depending on the type of reverse mortgage, borrowers can take cash out:
• In a lump sum
• In equal monthly disbursements
• As a line of credit over time
The most compelling features of a reverse mortgage are that borrowers do not make monthly mortgage payments and that the proceeds from a reverse mortgage are tax-free.
To qualify for a reverse mortgage, at least one borrower must be at least 62 years old, and the
borrowers must demonstrate the ability to pay for ongoing monthly housing expenses, including
taxes, insurance and property maintenance.
Additionally, reverse mortgages are best suited for
borrowers with significant equity in their homes. The more property equity you have, the greater the proceeds you can receive from a reverse mortgage.