Show your clients how a home equity solution could better their retirement

Did you know, 77% of most retirees’ net worth is tied up in their homes*? Helping your clients unlock and leverage some of that home equity as part of an overall retirement strategy can prove a winning move for you and your clients.

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Integrate Home Equity as a Retirement Solution for Your Clients

If you’re always on the lookout for ways to help your clients lead a better retirement, consider adding a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) to bring greater balance, diversification and risk management to their portfolio.

It’s a home equity solution that has been specifically designed for homeowners 62 and older who own their home or have only a small remaining mortgage on it.

The advantages to your clients are two-fold:

  1. They continue to live in their home without making future monthly mortgage payments.
  2. They can receive tax-free home equity disbursements in the form of loan proceeds that doesn’t have to be repaid until they leave the home¹.

HECM borrowers, however, must maintain the property, pay property taxes and homeowner’s insurance and otherwise comply with the loan terms.

With a HECM, your clients can budget, save, invest and plan for a better retirement.

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EXAMPLE:

An eligible couple lives in a home valued at $450,000 and owes $100,000 on their mortgage. They take out a HECM loan and pay off their current mortgage, which eliminates their monthly payment1 and opens a $75,194 line of credit. This line of credit grows over the next 10 years to be worth $130,947. Without a monthly mortgage payment they eliminated their mortgage payment, they may not need to draw down their 401(k) to supplement monthly income*.

This example is based on the youngest borrower age 65, home value of $450,000, IMIP of $9,000, origination fee of $6,000 and other settlement costs of $3,306. HECM ARM as of 08/02/2018.



With a HECM, your clients may:

  1. Respond better to market swings. Your clients can access their loan proceeds during market downturns rather than draw down their investments. Similarly, by using their loan funds to supplement their income, they may be able to delay taking social security benefits until they reach full retirement age.
  2. Create more cash flow. Without a monthly mortgage obligation, your clients will free up money to serve other needs and goals¹.
  3. Open line of credit. Unlike a traditional Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), securing a line of credit with a HECM requires no monthly mortgage payments¹. If unused, the line grows over time.
  4. Purchase a home. If you have clients seeking to downsize or move closer to family, friends and more of the lifestyle amenities they enjoy, they can purchase a new home, with a combination of their funds and a HECM loan. Because the HECM doesn’t typically have to be repaid until they leave the property, your clients may achieve greater liquidity¹.
  5. Pay for in-home care. According to The Joint Commission, home care can help many patients achieve optimal health outcomes². With a HECM, your clients may gain greater financial flexibility over their health care decisions, including the choice of aging and living comfortably in place.

And if your client owns a high-value home, consider an AAG Advantage loan.



Additional features with the AAG Advantage loan:

  1. No capital gains or income tax on loan distributions³
  2. All loan proceeds accessed in one lump sum
  3. No mortgage insurance required

¹Borrower must continue to pay property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and home maintenance costs.

²“Home-The Best place for Health Care”- The Joint Commission.2011. Web.22 Jan 2016. http://www.johnahartford.org/images/uploads/ resources/Home_Care_position_paper_4_5_111.pdf

³Capital gains taxes are only due upon a sale. A Jumbo Reverse Mortgage is a loan, secured by a mortgage on the home, and does not require sale of the home. The proceeds of a loan are not taxable as income.

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