What happens to our home when we pass away?
Your home will transfer to your heirs per your will or estate plan, just like it will now. The outstanding Reverse Mortgage balance must be repaid once your estate is settled. Your heirs may sell the home, pay off the outstanding loan balance and keep the remaining cash, or refinance the outstanding loan balance and keep the home. Your heirs are generally given up to a year to resolve the estate and repay the reverse mortgage. In any case, a reverse mortgage is a “Non Recourse” loan which means that no matter how much you owe at the time the loan is paid off, you or your heirs can never owe more than the value of the home at that time. Of course, if there are proceeds left when the home is sold, that money goes to either you or your heirs. This is a very safe product for both senior homeowners and their families.