Working exclusively with senior homeowners is such a rewarding and varied experience!
I took a reverse mortgage loan application from a young senior couple (only in their 70's) who are raising their 9 year old grandchild. Parenting a 3rd grader on a fixed income of just Social Security isn't easy! But they wouldn't have it any other way. "It keeps us young!"
Today, another "unexpected" expense! The car broke down and had to be taken to the mechanic. They told me that just knowing their reverse mortgage is in process, made dealing with the car repairs easy. They are so excited to have the "breathing room" that this FHA loan will provide. They are looking forward to the flexibility it will provide them as they raise another child. I swear they look younger!
My newlywed clients (70 something), married just 3 years, closed their reverse mortgage yesterday. They have put on a new 30 year roof, paid off a mortgage that had a balloon payment coming due in a couple of years (they were losing sleep over that one!) What are their big plans? The financial relief of no balloon, combined with monthly reverse payments coming in for the rest of their lives (as long as they live in the home) mean they can afford to travel twice a year on trips they only talked about.
Mr. and Mrs. W immigrated to the United States many years ago and raised their family. Their children are successful, hardworking and all own their own homes. After putting all the kids through school, helping with grandkids and saving, saving, saving. They are now ready to buy their first home. With a reverse mortgage for purchase of $270,000 and their savings of $180,000.00 as a down payment, they are purchasing their first home right here in Riverside County. No monthly mortgage payments and bye bye tiny apartment.
Another fun, fulfilling week in the reverse mortgage business!