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  • Can you come back a second time?

    Asked by someone from Philadelphia, PA on 4/7/2013

    What if the housing market was severely depressed when you got your reverse mortgage? Instead of your house being worth $200,000 as it once was, it was worth only 120,000; hence, your reverse mortgage loan turned out to be very low. Two years go by and the housing market improves and your house is now worth more. Can you go back to the bank that gave you your reverse mortgage and say, "Since my house is worth more now, can I have more money?" Or is that unheard of? Thank you.

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  • Categories: Paying Off Debt, Retirement Planning, Mortgage Refinancing, Reverse Mortgages, Housing, Refinancing

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  • Yes, you can refinance a Reverse Mortgage with another Reverse Mortgage if there's enough equity. When a Reverse Mortgage is refinanced with another Reverse Mortgage, the Mortgage Insurance premium is prorated, so the fees could be less the second time.

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  • Thanks for answering! Do you have to go to the same bank or can you go to any bank?

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  • You're welcome. You'll want to go to a bank that specializes in Reverse Mortgages. In the past, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Metlife had Reverse Mortgage divisions, but they stopped offering the program last year. I work in the Reverse Mortgage division of Proficio Bank, and we offer the program in every State except Hawaii. My website is www.RaymondDenton.com, if you'd like to visit.

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  • So you're saying that Wells Fargo no longer has a reverse mortgage division? I may visit your website then because my reverse mortgage is from Wells Fargo. Thanks again for answering.

  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 4/10/2013
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