A reverse mortgage allows you to convert a portion of your home equity into cash, which you can use to supplement your retirement income or pay for various expenses. The loan is called a "reverse" mortgage because instead of making monthly payments to a lender, the lender pays you. And the best part? You still retain ownership of your home and can pass it on to your heirs.

Reverse Mortgages are neither “endorsed” nor “approved” by the Federal Government. The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) provides certain insurance benefits for lenders and borrowers in connection with the lender’s HECM loans; the FHA does not make or originate loans. It is strongly advised that you consult with your family and / or trusted financial planner when considering any reverse mortgage loan.

These are brokered loan products. Not available in the following states: NY, NC, or HI. All credit decisions for brokered loan products will be made by the third-party lender. Restrictions and limitations apply. You must still live in the home as your primary residence, continue to pay required property taxes, homeowners’ insurance, and maintain the home according to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements. Failure to meet these requirements can trigger a loan default that may result in foreclosure. As required by FHA, you will be charged an up-front mortgage insurance premium (MIP) at closing and, over the life of the loan, you will be charged an annual MIP based on the loan balance. Your current mortgage, if any, must be paid off using proceeds from your HECM loan. If your home needs repairs to be eligible for a HECM loan, you may be able to use the proceeds of the loan to accomplish this. Generally, the money received is not considered income and could be tax free, please consult your tax advisor and appropriate government agencies for any effect on taxes or government benefits.