Reverse mortgages vs baby boomers

| August 6, 2009

Its  a thing about baby boomers, they have always wanted a good life. Many of the baby boomers are  still trying to get the most of the good life in the  twilight of their lives and living it up.

What better way to do that  ,  but to spend out the money  that you have saved all your life to put into your house.Its called  a reverse mortgage.

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What is a reverse mortgage ?

Let me give you an example !

Say you have spend most of your life  paying out you home and its been paid off  and now after all these years  of living  life  you want to live it up.  Where do you get that money from  to live it up!! You take a reverse mortgage

Well your $300,000 or $600,000 Home is all paid up so  why not take a reverse mortgage and get  money  $$ from the bank.  Go on that long planned holiday  or then just hit the roads. Depending on the value of your property you still might be able TO LEAVE SOME BEHIND AS inheritance for your siblings.

At the same time baby boomers who don’t do their maths  with their reverse mortgage calculations.. could end up putting  a big burden on their  kids for the future.

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A reverse mortgage allows someone aged 60 or over to borrow money against the value of their home. It usually only needs to be repaid when you sell the house, permanently move out (such as to go into long-term aged care) or die.

Reverse mortgages work in the opposite way to home loans. Instead of the loan sum diminishing because of your repayments, interest is applied to your loan so the debt increases. You’re not required to make any repayments but the impact of fees and interest means the debt grows over time. At current interest rates, the amount you owe would double in less than 10 years.

Links:

Agencies Slash Cost of Reverse Mortgage Counseling

Baby boomers – Australia’s Culture Portal

Reverse mortgages: What are they and do you qualify?

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Baby Boomer -  encyclopedia

Want to know more?

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