Reverse Mortgages: Foreclosures & Scams
Many retirees and seniors explore the option of a reverse mortgage as a way to tap into their home equity in order to receive a chunk of monthly income. With a reverse mortgage, you generally don't have to pay back the loan until you die, move, or sell the home. But before you sign up for a reverse mortgage, make sure you understand the pros and cons, including the tax implications and the potential pitfalls. And as you search for a reverse mortgage lender, beware of the many scams targeting folks seeking reverse mortgages.