Entries by Don Opeka

Cosigning on Loans

Cosigning on a loan can have a negative impact on your credit Sometimes lenders suggest that a cosigner would be helpful for a borrower to get a loan.  We generally do not recommend cosigning the loan because what cosigning the loan really means is that the cosigner is agreeing to make all the payments on […]

Reverse Mortgage for an Unmarried Couple

Recently, a lady came to us for a Reverse Mortgage and wanted to add her significant other.  They had been living together for more than 20 years.  The home has been in her name alone.  She wanted to add him to title and get a Reverse Mortgage so either could continue living in the property […]

Reverse Mortgage Success

When I talk about Reverse Mortgages, the common reaction is that people who would benefit from them don’t want one.  My response is that during my many years in the mortgage industry, no one has ever come to me wanting a mortgage. Goal Examples You want to live in a certain home, but don’t have […]

Improve Cash Flow With a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages can be used in many ways to increase cash flow for daily living. Following are some examples: A single lady came to us with about an $1100/month mortgage payment and about $1,300/month in Social Security income.  This income/outgo situation clearly could not result in a balanced budget.  She owed too much on the home to […]

When Reverse Mortgages Make Sense

A common situation where a Reverse Mortgage is helpful is when a person over 62 wants to move, but the equity in the old home is not adequate to pay cash for the new home.  Some recent examples: You may be able to move and not have to worry about having a mortgage payment A […]