Borrower Requirements and Responsibilities

Age qualification: All borrowers listed on title must be 62 years old. 

Primary lien: A reverse mortgage must be the primary lien on the home. Any existing mortgage must be paid off using the proceeds from the reverse mortgage. (Reverse mortgage proceeds can be used,)

Occupancy requirements: The property used as collateral for the reverse mortgage must be the primary residence. Vacation homes and investor properties do not qualify.

Taxes and Insurance: You must remain current on your real estate taxes, homeowners insurance, and other mandatory obligations, including condominium fees, or you are susceptible to default.

Property Condition: You are responsible for completing mandatory repairs and maintaining the condition of the property.

Conveyance of the mortgaged property by will or operation of law to the estate or heir after mortgagor's death: When a reverse mortgage becomes due and payable as a result of the borrower's death and the property is conveyed by will or operation of law to the estate or heirs (including a surviving spouse who is not on title and therefore not obligated on the HECM note) that party (or parties if multiple heirs) may satisfy the HECM debt by paying the lesser of the mortgage balance or 95% of the current appraised value of the property.