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Reverse Mortgage Frequently Asked Questions

FHAWhat is a reverse mortgage?
A reverse mortgage is a loan that enables senior homeowners, age 62 and older, to convert part of their home equity into tax-free* income—without having to sell their home, give up title to it, or make monthly mortgage payments. The loan becomes due when the last borrower (s) permanently leaves the home.* Consult Financial Advisor. Not all products available in all states.
How is a reverse mortgage like a home equity loan? How is it different?
Both a reverse mortgage and a home equity loan use the equity you have built up in your home to provide you with readily available cash.They differ in that with a home equity loan you must make regular monthly payments of principal and interest. However, with a reverse mortgage you do not make any required monthly mortgage payments for as long as you stay in the home.
Can my current income influence my ability to get a reverse mortgage?
No. Since reverse mortgage borrowers need not make monthly repayments, there are no income qualifications.
What are the advantages of a reverse mortgage?
There are many. Here are a few of the most significant:•  Remain independent. A reverse mortgage allows you to remain in your home and retain home ownership.

•  Stay in your home. It allows you to remain in your home and retain home ownership.

•  No monthly mortgage payments required. You need not pay back the reverse mortgage loan nor make any monthly mortgage payments until you permanently move out of the home.

•  Tax-free money. Because the money you receive from a reverse mortgage
is not considered income, it is tax free* and will not affect your Social Security or Medicare benefits.

•  Freedom and flexibility. The money you get from a reverse mortgage is yours to use in any way you choose.

* Consult Tax Advisor

I’ve heard that with a reverse mortgage the lender would own my home. Is this true?
It’s absolutely FALSE. The borrower retains title to the property. The reverse mortgage lender is merely extending a loan to the borrower.Because the homeowners retain title, they remain responsible for the payment of property taxes, hazard insurance, and maintaining the home in reasonable condition – just as they would with a standard first mortgage or home equity loan.
Can I refinance a reverse mortgage, as I would be able to do with a traditional home mortgage?
Yes. Refinancing can make sense if your home either increases in value, the interest rates drops or the maximum lending limit increases. Keep in mind that when deciding to refinance a reverse mortgage, it is important to compare the amount of benefit versus the cost of the loan before making this decision. The amount of benefit received should be twice the amount of the cost to refinance the loan.
Can a reverse mortgage lender take my home away if I outlive the loan?
No they cannot. And the loan is not due at that time either. In fact, you don’t need to repay the loan as long as you or another borrower continues to live in the house as the primary residence and keep the taxes paid and hazard insurance in force.
How do you determine the amount of cash I am eligible for?
The amount you can borrow depends on several factors, including your age, the type of reverse mortgage you select, current interest rates, the appraised value of your home and FHA’s lending limits for your area. In most cases, the older you are, the more valuable your home, and the less you owe on it, the more money you can get.
Are there any limits on how I use the money I receive from a reverse mortgage?
You can use the money for virtually anything you choose, from daily living expenses, home improvements, healthcare expenses, paying off existing debts, or simply enhancing your retirement years. For many people, the money provides a “financial security blanket,” in case unexpected expenses arise.

It is important to know that with adjustable rate mortgages, an increase in the interest rate could affect the amount of money available to borrow in the future and the amount of money owed when the loan becomes due.

Is there a choice in how I receive the cash from my reverse mortgage?
Most definitely. With most reverse mortgages you have a wide range of payment options, one of which may be ideal to meet your financial needs.

  • You can choose to receive the money all at once, as a lump sum.
  • You can receive equal monthly payments as long as one of the borrowers lives and continues to occupy the property as a principal residence.
  • You can choose to receive equal monthly payments for a fixed period of months.
  • You can get a line of credit; which allows you to take funds at times and in amounts of your choosing until the line of credit is exhausted. This is the most popular option, chosen by more than 60% of reverse mortgage borrowers.
  • You can opt for a combination of line of credit with monthly payments for as long as the borrower remains in the home.
  • Or, finally, you can choose a combination of the above.
Who can qualify for a reverse mortgage?
Seniors 62 years of age or older may qualify. There are virtually no income or credit qualifications.
Lender-with-mortgage-paperworkI still owe money on a first or second mortgage. Can I still get a reverse mortgage?
Yes. You may be eligible for a reverse mortgage even if you still owe money on a first or second mortgage. The funds you would receive from the reverse mortgage would be used to pay off whatever existing mortgages you have on the property.
Can I get a reverse mortgage on a second home or resort property I own?

Unfortunately no. Reverse mortgages may only be taken out on your primary residence.

What kinds of homes are eligible for a reverse mortgage?

First and foremost, the reverse mortgage must be on the borrower(s) primary residence, that is, where they live most of the year. Most reverse mortgages are taken on single family, one-unit homes. Some programs also accept two-to-four unit buildings that are owner-occupied. Some programs offer reverse mortgages on condominiums and manufactured homes built after June 1976. Mobile homes and cooperatives are generally not eligible for a reverse mortgage. Call 352-688-7949 to speak with one of E Loans Mortgage Reverse Mortgage Specialists

Would a home that is in a “living trust” be eligible for a reverse mortgage?
Yes. In most cases a homeowner who has put his or her home in a revocable living trust can usually take out a reverse mortgage. A review of the trust documents would be conducted by the reverse mortgage lender to determine if anything in the living trust would be unacceptable.
Are all reverse mortgages the same?

No, below are the basic types of reverse mortgages:

1.     Federally-insured reverse mortgages.Known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), they are insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are widely available, have no income requirements, and can be used for almost any purpose.

2.     Government-sponsored reverse mortgages.  A Home Keeper® is Fannie Mae’s conventional market alternative to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). It is a government-sponsored enterprise program and works like a HECM loan in many ways. However, a Home Keeper® reverse mortgage addresses a few needs that are not met by HECM loans, such as individuals with higher property values, condominium owners, and seniors wishing to use a reverse mortgage to purchase a new home. The Home Keeper can also be used for a Reverse Purchase. For example if you have sold your home and are looking to purchase the new retirement home, you can save half of your money and put 50% of the proceeds down on a new purchase and still have no mortgage payments under this program.

 

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When will I have to pay the principal and interests cost of this loan?

Your reverse mortgage loan becomes due when one or more of the following conditions occurs: (a) the last surviving borrower passes away or sells the home; (b) all borrowers permanently move out of the home; (c) the last surviving borrower fails to live in the home for 12 consecutive months; (d) the borrower fails to pay property taxes or hazard insurance; (e) the borrower does not maintain the home in reasonable condition.

What is a non-recourse loan?

A non-recourse loan is a home loan in which a lender may look only to the value of the home for repayment of the loan; no other assets may be attached if the loan balance grows beyond the subject property home value.

If I take a reverse mortgage, will I still have an estate that I can leave to my heirs?
When you sell your home or no longer use it as your primary residence, you or your estate must repay the lender for the cash received from the reverse mortgage, plus interest, monthly service fees and any other accrued costs. Any remaining equity belongs to you or your heirs. It’s important to remember that you can never owe more than the fair market value of the home when it is sold. None of your other assets will be affected by your reverse mortgage loan.
When the loan is due, will I ever owe more than my home is worth?
If the borrower or heirs/estate do not wish to retain ownership of the property upon loan maturity, the borrower or heirs/estate will not be required to pay more than the home is worth upon loan maturity.In the event the borrower or heirs/estate decide to keep the home upon loan maturity, the borrower or heirs/estate will be responsible for the full amount owed.
What fees are involved in a reverse mortgage?
Most reverse mortgages have an origination fee, third party closing costs (such as appraisal, title and escrow), insurance, and a monthly servicing fee. These charges can be paid from the proceeds of the reverse mortgage, resulting in no immediate burden to the borrowers; the costs are added to the principal and paid with interest when the loan becomes due. Call us at 352-688-7949 and we will be happy to answer all of your Reverse Mortgage Questions.

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postheadericon FHA Home Mortgage Purchase Or Refinance Loan – Getting An FHA Loan In Spring Hill FL

FHAMost borrowers have heard of FHA home loans. They are very common. You hear about them mostly as loans for first time borrowers, which is common. However, most people don’t realize that FHA loans in Spring Hill FL can also be does for refinancing. They are not only for purchasing a house.

HUD operates FHA, which is a program designed to help borrowers who might have difficulty buying a house. If the borrower falls within FHA’s requirements FHA insures the loan for the lender, which makes the loan very low risk for the lender, which is very good for the borrower. It could mean a lower interest rate, better terms and just an overall better loan.

FHA’s requirements are; a down payment of 3.5%, the home must be under the FHA’s set loan limit for the county that the borrower lives in and a few other small requirements.

The main advantage to an FHA loan in Spring Hill FL, is if you can fall within their requirements, your credit history or income level, will not hold you back from getting a home loan. If you are getting turned down from other lenders because of a high debt to income ratio or because your credit is bad. You may want to consider applying for an FHA loan, where those requirements are either non-existant or much more flexible.Apply Now Button

If the idea of down payment is holding you back, consider also, that FHA loans allow the use of a non-profit organization as a source for the down payment, which opens up the option of using down payment assistance programs like Neighborhood Gold.

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Posted on Jul 08, 2012

Simple But Effective: Manatee County Real Estate Front Yard Marketing ‘For Sale’ Signs = You Mean Business

When it comes to Manatee County Real Estate property search resources, one tool house hunters rely on without hesitation is so simple they probably don’t even think about it. Although online sites and search engines are incredibly valuable, some stall users until they give up their email address. Classified ads may be tried and true, but often require searchers to make a phone inquiry to learn the address in question. But there is a low-demand, high-yield, unequivocal property search aid without any of those drawbacks: the good ol’ frontyard ‘For Sale’ sign.
It may seem like an awfully old-fashioned marketing method, but that sign remains one of the most effective tools we recommend to attract buyers. With the prices of single-family homes on the rise in half of the largest US cities, many who have been on the sidelines waiting for the market to turn around are revisiting the idea of selling. For them, what about putting out that ‘For Sale’ sign?
One advantage is obvious: signs alert the most interested potential buyers – those already on a property search in Bradenton Florida. Your agent’s posted cell phone number (or a number that plays a recorded message) will certainly draw inquiries from interested buyers. Although its reach is a tiny fraction of the Internet’s, not everyone begins a property search online. To reach potential homebuyers who have targeted your neighborhood, the humble sign can be your #1 marketing tool.
Today’s Manatee County Real Estate, property searchers have cell phones, most of which have aps which recognize a digital feature some of today’s yard signs display: a QR code. When a QR design appears on a For Sale sign, users just use their phone to scan the code and instantly gain access to the agent’s web page with full information about the property. Not so old fashioned, after all…
Drawbacks

The main disadvantage is location location location: only people who already live in the neighborhood or pass by the property will see it. The quality of those reached is high, but their numbers don’t compare with what online listings can yield. Too, some homeowners are nervous about the idea of seeming to invite unwanted visitors – although the addition of a “call for appointment” tag usually resolves that issue. For those who are shy about announcing to the neighborhood that they are ready to move, it’s good to remember that the goal of marketing a home is to attract as much attention as possible: hiding the ‘product’ is counter-productive.
There are many ways to advertise a house for sale. Many homebuyers’ property search begins with an agent; some with an online session…but for others, that simple yard sign can be what prods them into thinking about the home that could be theirs. For anyone planning to market their own Manatee County Real Estate home, the surest first move is to hire a professional: an agent with a proven multimedia marketing plan. And you can bet that a good old-fashioned (or nowadays, new-fashioned) yard sign will be part of it!
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Spring Hill Florida Bank Owned

Homes: Buying Opportunity

 

“Fixers” Reward Patience, Prudence, and Realism

 

These days the words “bank owned homes” have become practically synonymous with a single word: “opportunity.” With prices and mortgage rates this low, first time home buyers, investors and seasoned property owners alike are looking at a raft of buying options unlike any Spring Hill Florida has seen in a very long time.

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That option of buying a bank owned home has certainly opened a viable route for those looking to own a home at the fraction of what it cost just a few years ago. But not without a price: the best Spring Hill Florida bank owned home bargains are almost certain to fall into the ‘fixer-upper’ category.

 

When considering the purchase of one of our Spring Hill Florida bank owned homes, I’ve found that my most successful clients have a few qualities in common:

patience – they wait until they’ve found a house that suits all their needs

prudence – they resist the temptation to take out too big of a loan

realism – they know how much hard work they will be willing to put into the house

 

Finding the right fixer-upper should be approached as a process: in other words, never buy the first home you see until after you’ve checked out some of its competition. There are more foreclosures on the market than ever – a phenomenon that works to your advantage. When you do find the right home, make sure to take out a loan that makes sense. Often people who are in a hurry to buy a house are tempted to take out a loan without giving enough consideration to its immediate and long-term implications. Being coolly realistic as you work out the numbers will pay off for a long time.

 

Once a bank owned home is officially yours, the hard (often fun!) work begins. Buying a home in need of repair has always been the surest way to find a deal, but it is also the way to improve or develop home maintenance skills, bond with family members, and keep a tight rein on the family budget. Here, too, you need to be careful not to get carried away– you don’t want to overbuild or overdevelop beyond what is appropriate for the neighborhood setting. In other words, keep your end goals in mind. My advice to clients varies depending on their individual needs: Is it an income property? Or the family home for the next 15 years?

 

Foreclosures show no signs of slowing down in the near future, so this May’s buying market is opportune. If you’re considering buying a bank owned home in Spring Hill Florida, call me today to go over your options and to put a plan into action!

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Spring Hill FL Owner Financing: Good Deal or Not A Good Deal?

Housing Affordability at All-Time Highs

Spring Hill FL For Sale by Owner Pros & Cons

 

Bear with me on these numbers: they are meaningful to Spring Hill Florida home buyers and sellers alike. One of the most meaningful calculations The National Association of Realtors®makes is the Housing Affordability Index. An Index value of 100 means that the average (actually, ‘median’) family’s income is exactly the right amount to qualify for a typical 20% down mortgage on a median-priced home. It would be tight, but doable.

That’s what a “100” means. In the latest report this spring, the Index across the whole country was higher than 200! … 204.3, to be precise. Up there in “never-before” territory. And it’s been there since January!

Yet banks are still not lining up to approve mortgages – for the number of reasons we’ve talked about before. It’s why some buyers and sellers have started to look for alternative ways to sell and buy a home; and begun to look in the “for sale by owner” (“FSBO”) realm.

Spring Hill Florida homes for sale by owner aren’t being sold through a licensed agent, forcing a potential buyer or his agent to deal with the seller directly. If the home has sat on the market for an extended period and the homeowner does not have a mortgage to pay off, a buyer can sometimes interest the seller in owner self-financing. In such a deal, the buyer gives his or her down payment and installment payments directly to the seller. As anyone would guess, this approach has its own special Pros and Cons.

The biggest Pro for the buyer is, obviously, easier financing. The biggest Pro for a seller is the potential to make a sale where none was possible before. As can be inferred from the Affordability Index, many people can afford a mortgage, but cannot find a traditional lender.

But speaking of problems, there are some ‘Cons’ to consider. If the buyer stops making payments, the seller must evict and foreclose on the property — both time-consuming and costly procedures. A For Sale by Owner financing deal gone sour is especially problematic if the seller is dependent on the income from the home. And buyers need to pay attention, too. When dealing with a For Sale by Owner transaction, there are a variety of potential legal loopholes and title issues that traditional sale and mortgage disclosures and contracts are specifically set up to avoid.In all cases, it is wise to consult a trusted financial professional and attorney before signing anything.

While a home listed For Sale by Owner with attractive terms (like owner financing) can be attractive, having a licensed real estate and mortgage professional on your side can make all the difference.If you are considering buying or selling in Spring Hill Florida, we are always here to be your real estate resource!

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E Loans Mortgage

4117 Mariner Blvd.

Spring Hill FL, 34609

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postheadericon What Are The Benefits Of The New HARP 2.0 – E Loans Mortgage Florida

 

What is a HARP 2.0 Loan?

 

 

HARP 2.0 Is A Refinance Program That Allows The Refinancing Of Homes Where The Mortgage Balance Exceeds The Value Of The Property.

E Loans Mortgage In Spring Hill FL is offering the HARP.20 Refinance Program in addition to our other Mortgage Products.

What Are The Requirements Of HARP 2.0?

The Loan Must Be Owned By Either FANNIE MAE Or FREDDIE MAC

The Loan Must Have Been Closed Before May 31st Of 2009

 

What Are The Benefits Of HARP 2.0?

 

Loan To Values For Lending Purposes Can Go Up As High As 125%. In Other Words, You Can Be Up To 25% Negative In Equity And Still Qualify For A Refinance

Low Rates! The Maximum Loan Level Pricing Adjustments Are Only .75%. That Means Its Realistic To Achieve Today’s Very Low Interest Rates Which Nationally Are Averaging Below 4% For A 30 year Fixed Term. There is No Loan Level Pricing Adjustments On 10, 15, and 20 Year Terms

Condominiums Are Eligible! Condo’s Can Be Refinanced Under HARP 2.0 Up To 125% LTV

Property Inspection Waivers Are Available In Many Cases. This Means An Appraisal May Not Be Required At All!

For More Information About HARP 2.0 Or Other Mortgage Products Contact Us Today:

 

Steve Fingerman

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4117 Mariner Blvd.

Spring Hill FL, 34609

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The 10 News Investigators have learned the group suing Citizens Insurance over its insurance practices will file more lawsuits Monday.

We’ve learned that group — FAIR — will be filing class-action lawsuits against private insurance companies Monday.

Those suits will go along with the cases they’ve already begun against Citizens.

The 10 News Investigators have been leading the way on this. Following reports by 10 News last fall, allegations surfaced.

The claims: insurance companies statewide are setting the replacement costs of some homes extraordinarily high — much higher than they should be.

That means the companies can charge you more to insure your house. The technique lets them make more money and dodge state laws that limit how much they can raise your rates.

That practice is what led the group FAIR — Florida Association for Insurance Reform — to the steps of the state Capitol last week.

FAIR announced it’s suing Citizens Insurance over the issue. Citizens is run by the state and backed up by Florida taxpayers.

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On February 7, 2012 FAIR announced a Class Action Lawsuit against Citizens Property Insurance. Attorney Mark Beausoleil, FAIR Regional Director David Welch, Steve Fingerman Board Member and President E Loans Mortgage Inc and Senator Mike Fasano, Announce FAIR’s Lawsuit against Citizens Property Insurance for their practices of inflating Replacement Cost Values and Overcharging Florida Consumers. Florida Association Of Insurance Reform Announced on Feb 7, 2012 A Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Citizens Insurance by It’s Policy Holders at The Capital Building In Tallahassee

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I have some exciting News To Annouce:

We Are Happy To Announce The Launch Of E Loans Mortgage Inc!

It’s not news that the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry both have seen their fair share of challenges over the past few years, but sometimes out of those challenges come exciting innovations and new ideas. With that said, it my honor and privlage to announce the launch of E Loans Mortgage Inc.

Here at E Loans Mortgage our Mission is simple : To Provide The Highest Level Of Professional Mortgage Banking Services To Our Clients, Using The Latest Technologies To Help Our Borrowers Achieve Their Goals Through The Most Transparent, Easy To Understand Lending Practices Possible.

Through my many years of industry contacts I have built a strong network of Partner Wholesale Lenders and Service Providers who offer some of the best Mortgage Products available anywhere. By Leveraging These Contacts, we have been able to secure negotiated Mortgage Terms that will provide our Borrowers with some of the Best Rates and Closing Costs available anywhere.

We offer the following Mortgage Products:

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The Team Here at E Loans Mortgage Inc is excited about the new opportunity to serve our borrowers, and it’s my personal belief that you wont find a better more educated team of Mortgage Professionals anywhere. Regardless if you are a First Time Home Buyer or a Seasoned Investor, rest assured we have a Mortgage Product to fit your individual needs. Being an independant Lender, E Loans Mortgage does not have to fit you into a specific box, this allows us the opportunity to custom tailor a Mortgage Plan designed to meet your specific financial goals and needs.

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Steve Fingerman

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Spring Hill FL, 34609

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