what is a non borrowing spouse of a Reverse Mortgage holder

What Is a Non-Borrowing Spouse of a Reverse Mortgage?

The federal government has expanded access to protections for the non-borrowing spouse of a reverse mortgage holder who is not named in the loan document, allowing more such spouses the ability to stay in their home if the borrowing spouse dies or moves to a care facility. Reverse Mortgage Protection Prior To 2014 A reverse…

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joint tenancy vs. tenants in common

Joint Tenancy Vs Tenants-In-Common

If you’ve never purchased a property, you may not know what I’m talking about. Both Joint Tenancy with right of survivorship and tenants-in-common dictate how a property is owned and who inherits it when one or more of the owners passes away. In Connecticut, tenancy in common is the default interest for a deed with…

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The Truth About The Closing Date

As most of you who have purchased a home knows, the process to get to the closing date is not always smooth. There are many steps along the way to the closing, including inspections, title searches, and mortgage approval. How Does a Closing Date Work? The Agreement spells out how long the buyer has to…

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reverse mortgage means losing equity

Is a Reverse Mortgage a Good Idea? Pros and Cons to Consider

As part of our elder law and long-term care planning practice, we often recommend a reverse mortgage to our clients. And we are often met with resistance. One of the most common misconceptions about reserve mortgages is that if someone obtains this type of mortgage, all hope of ever having any equity to pass to…

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