The Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the housing bill, passed in July provided for increased loan limits to $417,000 for FHA's Reverse Mortgage, the HECM. The bill called for the limit to be increased to equal the Freddie Mac limit for a single family home.
FHA has interpreted this provision by setting a single, national loan limit of $417,000. This new limit was expected to be effective November 1, 2008, but several lenders have been authorized to process and close HECM loans at the higher limit effective immediately.
This is exciting news for many of the nation's seniors, opening the availability of reverse mortgage to many who previously were not qualified.
FHA HECM reverse mortgages offer seniors the highest payout, significantly higher than is available with the conventional loan version, called
Reverse mortgages "do not require repayment as long as the home is the borrower's principal residence."
Basic borrower eligibility requirements are
- minimum age 62
- own the home
- occupy the home as the primary residence
- participate in an approved HECM counseling session
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