Non-Borrowing Spouse and Dependents

It is possible we will need to use the net income (i.e. income less financial obligations) of your spouse who is not on the home’s title, or possibly ascertain the net income of one of your dependents living in the home with you to help qualify you for the HECM. If required, the HECM WIZARD […]

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Investments and Savings

It’s a good idea to have the most current balances of any savings or retirement accounts on hand in case we need this information to help you qualify

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Monthly Financial Expense

The lender will need to know the monthly financial obligation expense of all the borrowers. So make sure you have a note of payments you or your spouse on title make on alimony, car, store card and credit card debt, judgment payments, bankruptcy payments and income tax/FICA you did not net out of compensation.

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Monthly Income

Know your monthly income from all sources for yourself and anyone else on title, aged 62 years or older. If your spouse is not on title, it would be useful to know his/her income as well.

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Repairs

If you know you need major repairs, you might consider getting an estimate or using Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide. Necessary repairs will be completed with funds withheld from the HECM proceeds. If repairs exceed 15% of the home value, the lender may require the repairs be completed before approving the HECM

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Property Charges

Find your latest annual property tax and property insurance invoices (or use the amount withheld by your mortgage company (if they pay your tax and insurance) and note the amounts. Also, if you pay HOA or a land lease, note those annual amounts as well

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Existing Mortgages and Mortgage Payments

If you have an existing mortgage, find the latest mortgage statement and note the balance and the payment. Do this for all liens on the property, such as HELOCs or even past due debts you are paying off but are secured by your home.

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Home Value

Go to 3 home value sites and average the result. Trulia, Zillow, Eppraisal, Yahoo, Reply, and HomeGain are all good places to go. Maybe easier is to ask a local realtor for a quick sales estimate of your home value.

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