Attention Seniors

by | Apr 22, 2022

The Unbelievable Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

By featured blogger, Sanyu Barnicoat, V.I.P. Mortgage

A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), also referred to as a reverse mortgage, has numerous benefits. A reverse mortgage: allows a homeowner to retain the title to the home while enabling them to leave their home to their heirs; it can be used in purchase transactions; is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA); AND can be used to purchase your dream retirement home!
The current FHA lending limit for a reverse mortgage is $970,800, while jumbo loans are available for up to $4 million.

How It Works: A Kupuna sells their large home, netting $500,000, and prefer not to use all the funds to buy their next home. Because they live on limited retirement income, they do not qualify for a conventional mortgage.

With a reverse mortgage, they may be able to buy a home for $400,000, put down $210,000, with a remainder of $290,000 to spend and invest as they wish.**

**Assuming the buyer’s age is 73 years old. Buyers are not required to make monthly payments. Still, they must pay taxes and insurance, maintain the home, and occupy it as their primary residence.

Seniors are commonly burdened with the inability to maintain a comfortable lifestyle without outliving their assets. In addition, as we mature in age, we face several unpredictable challenges that require us to search for new, creative solutions. Yet, baby boomers live longer, retire at a greater rate, and are committed to maintaining an independent, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle.

As a licensed reverse mortgage specialist with twelve years of experience, I am honored to educate our Kupuna about the benefits and security of a commonly misunderstood product. Over the next few weeks, I will be providing information about how reverse mortgages work. If you are curious to learn more about a reverse mortgage, please do not hesitate to reach out. It would be my pleasure to help you determine if a reverse mortgage is a right fit for you and your situation.
Aloha, mahalo, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sanyu Barnicoat, HECM Specialist | NMLS – 718122 | 808-233-9338
120 Pauahi Street, #306, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. does Business in Accordance with Federal Fair Lending Laws.
NMLS ID 145502. HI: Mortgage Loan Originator Company License HI-145502

What Clients Are Saying

“Jen was very proactive in all aspects of selling our property and found contractors to keep the property looking good throughout the listing period. She also provided advice throughout the process and was very helpful in getting the transaction done at a distance (we were on the mainland throughout the process). Her knowledge of the Hamakua Coast was very helpful in helping prospective buyers understand the regulatory and practical issues associated with shoreline properties.”

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