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Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a special type of loan made to older homeowners to enable them to convert the equity in their home to cash to finance living expenses, home improvements, in home health care, or other needs.

With a reverse mortgage, the payment stream is "reversed." That is, payments are made by the lender to the borrower, rather than monthly repayments by the borrower to the lender, as occurs with a regular home purchase mortgage.

A reverse mortgage is a sophisticated financial planning tool that enables seniors to stay in their home or "age in place" and maintain or improve their standard of living without taking on a monthly mortgage payment. The process of obtaining a reverse mortgage involves a number of different steps.

The first most widely available reverse mortgage in the United States was the federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), which was authorized in 1987.

A reverse mortgage is different from a home equity loan or line of credit, which many banks and thrifts offer. With a home equity loan or line of credit, an applicant must meet certain income and credit requirements, begin monthly repayments immediately, and the home can have an existing first mortgage on it. In addition, there is no restriction on the age of borrowers.

In general, reverse mortgages are limited to borrowers 62 years or older who own their home free and clear of debt or nearly so, and the home is free of tax liens.

Borrowers usually have a choice of receiving the proceeds from a reverse mortgage in the form of a lump sum payment, fixed monthly payments for life, or line of credit. Some types of reverse mortgages also allow fixed monthly payments for a finite time period, or a combination of monthly payments and line of credit. The interest rate charged on a reverse mortgage is usually an adjustable rate that changes monthly or yearly, fixed rate options are available. However, the size of monthly payments received by the senior doesn't change.

The size of reverse mortgage that a senior homeowner can receive depends on the type of reverse mortgage, the borrower's age and current interest rates, and the home's property value. The older the applicant is, the larger the monthly payments or line of credit. This is because of the use of projected life expectancies in determining the size of reverse mortgages.

Seniors do not have to meet income or credit requirements to qualify for a reverse mortgage. Although there may not be income requirements there is an assessment to ensure the borrower’s ability to meet loan obligations.

Unlike a home purchase mortgage or home equity loan, a reverse mortgage doesn't require monthly repayments by the borrower to the lender. HECM loans are repayable at any time with no prepayment penalties, they are not required to be paid back until the borrower is no longer occupying the residence or defaults

This can occur if the sole remaining borrower dies, the borrower sells the home, or the borrower moves out of the home, say, to a nursing home.

The repayment obligation for a reverse mortgage is equal to the principal balance of the loan, plus accrued interest, plus any finance charges paid for through the mortgage. This repayment obligation, however, can't exceed the value of the home.

The loan may be repaid by the borrower or by the borrower's family or estate, with or without a sale of the home. If the home is sold and the sale proceeds exceed the repayment obligation, the excess funds go to the borrower or borrower's estate. If the sales proceeds are less than the amount owed, the shortfall is usually covered by insurance or some other party and is not the responsibility of the borrower or borrower's estate. In general, the repayment obligation of the borrower or borrower's estate can't exceed the value of the property.

In general, a borrower can't be forced to sell their home to repay a reverse mortgage as long as they occupy the home, even if the total of the monthly payments to the borrower exceeds the value of the home.

Borrower's obligations to pay taxes and insurance, maintain the home, and comply with all other loan terms.

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CPU Refinancing Playa Vista

Hi all,

I have been asked over the past 2 years about mortgage refinancing on a CPU in Playa Vista.  I was introduced to CPU condo's in Playa Vista in 2017. 

The refinancing of Controlled Price Units on condo's can be complex.  I have navigated the waters with over 2 dozen successful CPU refinances on condo's in Playa Vista.

I have been able to use the current market value, not the resale value, to help owners eliminate mortgage insurance.

Here are some yelp reviews:  (google: CPU Refinance Yelp)

"I just completed a refinance with Dave after he was recommended by several neighbors. Purchased a condo in 2017 and had to initially go with the lender that was recommended by the builder. I was paying PMI, which would be required for a few more years.

Dave was able to help me with a refinance and the process only took 2 weeks. He got rid of the PMI. As a result, monthly payment has decreased
saving me thousands in the long run."

Dave LaRose helped us to refinance our mortgage in Playa Vista this year. He got us out of PMI and lowered our monthly payments by over $500. He has taken the time to really know the ins and outs of the mortgage business and even complicated rules and regulations of CPU purchases. Highly recommend him and his team!

I don't even know where to start with reviewing Dave. He is an incredibly kind and intelligent man and did a wonderful job helping us refinance our mortgage on a CPU! From the first phone call, Dave was very informative and made sure both my husband and I understood every step. He sends over a quick text right before every docusign and is available for questions 24/7. He had us locked in at a better rate than we already had and with some changes in the market and a little time to spare before closing, he got us an even LOWER rate! We did not even have to ask him to do this. He genuinely wants his clients to get the best deal possible and works tirelessly to make sure that happens. We have already recommended him to several of our neighbors and will continue to do so. He made the refinance process stress-free and dare I say it... EASY! From now on, Dave is our one and only broker for all of our mortgage needs!

 

If you are looking to refinance your CPU, please reach out.

Dave LaRose

Direct Mortgage Source, Inc.

800-309-0585 ext. 101


 

CA-BRE # 01357986 NMLS #238291
16955 Via Del Campo #110 | San Diego, CA 92127
(800) 309-0585  Ext. 101 | (858) 487-7179  Ext. 11   | Fax: (800) 834-0799 

This material is not from HUD or FHA and has not been approved by HUD or a government agency.

 

CPU Refinancing Playa Vista

Hi all,

I have been asked over the past 2 years about mortgage refinancing on a CPU in Playa Vista.  I was introduced to CPU condo's in Playa Vista in 2017. 

The refinancing of Controlled Price Units on condo's can be complex.  I have navigated the waters with over 2 dozen successful CPU refinances on condo's in Playa Vista.

I have been able to use the current market value, not the resale value, to help owners eliminate mortgage insurance.

Here are some yelp reviews:  (google: CPU Refinance Yelp)

"I just completed a refinance with Dave after he was recommended by several neighbors. Purchased a condo in 2017 and had to initially go with the lender that was recommended by the builder. I was paying PMI, which would be required for a few more years.

Dave was able to help me with a refinance and the process only took 2 weeks. He got rid of the PMI. As a result, monthly payment has decreased
saving me thousands in the long run."

Dave LaRose helped us to refinance our mortgage in Playa Vista this year. He got us out of PMI and lowered our monthly payments by over $500. He has taken the time to really know the ins and outs of the mortgage business and even complicated rules and regulations of CPU purchases. Highly recommend him and his team!

I don't even know where to start with reviewing Dave. He is an incredibly kind and intelligent man and did a wonderful job helping us refinance our mortgage on a CPU! From the first phone call, Dave was very informative and made sure both my husband and I understood every step. He sends over a quick text right before every docusign and is available for questions 24/7. He had us locked in at a better rate than we already had and with some changes in the market and a little time to spare before closing, he got us an even LOWER rate! We did not even have to ask him to do this. He genuinely wants his clients to get the best deal possible and works tirelessly to make sure that happens. We have already recommended him to several of our neighbors and will continue to do so. He made the refinance process stress-free and dare I say it... EASY! From now on, Dave is our one and only broker for all of our mortgage needs!

 

If you are looking to refinance your CPU, please reach out.

Dave LaRose

Direct Mortgage Source, Inc.

800-309-0585 ext. 101


 

CA-BRE # 01357986 NMLS #238291
16955 Via Del Campo #110 | San Diego, CA 92127
(800) 309-0585  Ext. 101 | (858) 487-7179  Ext. 11   | Fax: (800) 834-0799 

This material is not from HUD or FHA and has not been approved by HUD or a government agency.