Costs & Payment Options

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What are the Costs Associated with a Reverse Mortgage?

The fees are the same as with a traditional mortgage and at times may be capped and/or financed as part of the mortgage.

  1. Origination fee
  2. Mortgage insurance premium (for FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages)
  3. Appraisal fee
  4. Standard closing cost

What are my Payment Options for Reverse Mortgage Funds?

  1. Upfront lump sum payment
  2. Fixed equal monthly payments
  3. Line of credit
  4. Combination of line of credit with monthly payments

Reverse Mortgage Repayment Options

Several important points of clarification about repayment for reverse mortgages are (1) there is no payment during the time the homeowner remains in residence, and (2) the homeowner will never have to re-pay more than the home is worth.

Repayment Includes:

  • Amount borrowed to date
  • Accrued interest and mortgage insurance premiums as applicable
  • Fees financed within loan
  • Service Fees (if applicable)