Here is the final blog in the REVERSE MORTGAGE series. If you missed the first 2 here are the links.

http://hallettmortgage.ca/reverse-mortgage-some-common-misconceptions/
http://hallettmortgage.ca/reverse-mortgage-the-pros-and-cons/

Eliminate mortgage payment – Retired, or wanting to retire, but still have a mortgage and mortgage payment to make? Use a reverse mortgage to pay off the traditional mortgage, getting rid of that monthly payment.

Unexpected expenses – Home repairs, helping children, vehicle repairs, health care/home care, etc. A reverse mortgage gives you access to your tax-free equity whenever you need it. The equity can be used to pay for those expenses without the burden of adding a new monthly payment into your life.

Helping family – Home values have risen, and often the plan is to leave the house to children or grandchildren as an inheritance. A reverse mortgage is a way to access some of that inheritance money today, gift the money now and enjoy it with them as the family benefit much earlier in life.

Purchasing a new home – Some clients are moving to that just right, final home, but finding they cost more than anticipated. A reverse mortgage can be used to buy a new home, allowing clients to afford a much higher priced home, or keep more cash on hand.

Aging parents needing home care – As we age, sometimes a little additional help is needed to stay in the home. Instead of selling and moving to a care home or assisted living, some clients prefer to stay in the house and have in home care. A reverse mortgage is a terrific way to access the equity in the home, month by month, to pay for those care costs.

Tax free retirement funding – By using the home as part of the financial plan, clients can preserve investments, pay less tax, and often have a greater net worth in the end.

If you, a family member, or a contact of yours would like to learn more about reverse mortgages please feel free to contact me.