Senior citizens sometimes require extra income to supplement their social security, savings, and investments. Whether it’s for medical expenses, building savings, or to take up a new hobby, this extra income can be obtained through a reverse mortgage.

As discussed in our previous blog post, reverse mortgages offer a range of payout methods, including the line of credit. While the line of credit can help seniors protect their investments, the tenure payment can supplement your income every month.

Tenure payments are fixed monthly payments for as long as you live in the home
Tenure payments are a monthly payment that continues for the entire time you live in your home, regardless of how long. Even if the loan balance were to exceed your home’s value, you would continue receiving the same monthly payment.

With tenure payments, you can select to receive 100% of the proceeds in the form of tenure payments, or take tenure payments along with a combination of lump sum or line of credit.

Reverse mortgage tenure payments can enhance seniors’ financial security
If you’re 62 or older and want improved financial stability, tenure payments can help you achieve this. Some of the areas tenure payments can help seniors include:

  • Supplementing social security benefits
  • Medical costs
  • Home and auto repairs
  • Travel and other lifestyle costs
  • Debt repayment

Modified tenures are another option
A modified tenure allows borrowers to have a monthly income stream combined with a line of credit.

For example, Robert and Susan own a home in Phoenix, Arizona and needed extra income for Robert’s in-home healthcare. They were entitled to $1,000 per month for as long as they lived in the home, but only required $500 per month. In this instance, they chose to receive $500 per month while continuing to live in their home, and left the balance in a growing line of credit. This strategy increased their monthly income and helped protect their investments.

Contact Open Mortgage to learn more about tenure payments
Tenure payments can be a powerful options for certain seniors, just as establishing a line of credit can help others. To learn about term payments, another reverse mortgage payout option, read the next blog post in this series

If you want to learn more about tenure payments or have questions about reverse mortgages, contact me today!

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