A closer look at reverse mortgages

Written by Tim Decker, AIF. Posted in The Patriot News

Q: I frequently see TV ads for reverse mortgages. They make this sound like it's a great idea. Is it?

A: This may be a good option for a very few people, depending on their reasons for buying and the terms and fees involved. But whether a reverse mortgage is right for you depends on your personal situation. You should be aware that reverse mortgages can come with distinct downsides.


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