Reverse Mortgages are Misunderstood

Wondering how to increase your income in retirement? Reverse mortgages can be used to achieve a wide range of financial goals for homeowners who are 62 years of age or older. 

What can you do with a Reverse Mortgage?

Gain Financial Freedom

If you're a homeowner who's 62 years of age or older, a Benchmark Reverse Mortgage can help you to re-gain financial freedom when you need it the most.

Pay Off Loan

Use it to pay off an existing mortgage.

Monthly Income

Supplement your monthly income with a fixed payment from your Benchmark Reverse Mortgage.

Line of Credit

Access capital when you need it.

New Home

Use funds from your Reverse Mortgage to purchase your dream home.

Benchmark Reverse Mortgage

We’ve all heard the term and probably don’t know much about them except the bad things we’ve heard. But like snakes, sharks, and honey badgers… they’re not bad, just misunderstood and play an important role in the “ecosystem” of home loan financing.

Let’s address two of the biggest misconceptions about reverse mortgages for starters.

  1. “The bank will take your home and you will be left with no place to live in your elder years.”  The truth: You get to remain in your home indefinitely as long as it is your primary residence, property taxes and insurance are paid, and the home is kept in good repair.
  2. If I outlive the reverse mortgage my heirs or estate will be left paying for the loan”. The truth: The loan is payable at the time you leave the home or upon your death and it is a non-recourse loan which means you or your estate cannot owe more that the value of the property.

Did you Know?

The first reverse mortgage was done in 1961 and was written to Nellie Young in Portland, Maine by Nelson Haynes of Deering Savings & Loan. Haynes designed this very unique type of loan to help the widowed wife of his high school football coach to stay in her home after losing her husband.

The Truth About Benchmark's Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages can be used to achieve a wide range of financial goals for homeowners who are 62 years of age or older like:

  • Paying off an existing mortgage
  • Setting up a line of credit to access as needed
  • Supplementing income with monthly payments
  • Purchasing a new home

All without having to take on a mortgage payment in your senior years.

So if you’ve wondered about ways to increase your income in retirement maybe to take a few more of those trips that are long overdue, maybe concerned about having enough in the future for healthcare expenses, want to downsize but retain the sale proceeds of your current property, or finally buy your dream home without being left house-rich and cash poor; a reverse mortgage might be the solution.

But like all home loans, expertise in matching the right loan with the right homeowner is paramount. And here at Benchmark Mortgage we are here to do that for you whether it be a traditional mortgage, VA loans, USDA loans, FHA loans and yes… even reverse mortgages.

Ready to Get Started?

Are you 62 or over and own a home with substantial equity? You could qualify for a Benchmark Reverse Mortgage! 

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517 S. Baldwin Street Woodland Park, CO 80863

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