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Southern Oregon Reverse Mortgage Question - Can I get a reverse mortgage if my property is in a trust?  

Most of the time the answer is yes.

The trust must be revocable and all beneficiaries of the trust must be eligible borrowers. The trustee must have the power to encumber real property (get a loan on real estate).  You will need to provide your lender with a complete copy of the signed, notarized Declaration of Trust, all amendments and Exhibit’s.  The trust will have to be reviewed by the title company and lender to be sure that the proper language is there.

"All beneficiaries of the trust must be eligible HECM borrowers at the time of origination and until the mortgage is released [i.e. borrower/beneficiary must occupy the property as a principal residence and new beneficiaries may not be added to thetrust]. Contingent beneficiaries, that receive no benefit from the trust nor have any control over the trust assets until the beneficiary is deceased, need not be eligibleHECM borrowers.
2) The trustee must sign the mortgage, and the mortgage must be signed by each borrower/beneficiary if necessary to create a valid first mortgage. The borrower/beneficiary must sign the Note and Loan Agreement. The lender may require the signature of the trustee on the Note or the signature of the borrower/beneficiary on the mortgage.
3) The trust shall not be a party to the Loan Agreement. The borrower/beneficiary may issue instructions to the lender to permit the trustee to exercise one or more rights stated in the Loan Agreement on behalf of the beneficiary; i.e. the right to receive loan advances or to request changes in the payment plan.
4) The lender must be satisfied that the trust is valid and enforceable, that it provides the lender with a reasonable means to assure that it is notified of any subsequent change of occupancy or transfer of beneficial interest, and ensures that each borrower/beneficiary has the legal right to occupy the property for the remainder of his or her life."

I hope that you found this information helpful, and as always, I appreciate your comments and feedback.

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Bend, Oregon:  CE Credits for Realtors delivered in Oregon on the topic of Reverse Mortgage

Oregon Reverse Mortgage Lender

Sharon Falvey, Vice President Northwest Sales has been effectively delivering Continuing Education Credits to Realtors accross the State of Oregon and most recently in Bend, Oregon.  This class has been very well received by Realtors that thought they understood the truth about Reverse Mortgage until they took the class.


Sharon Falvey and Security One Lending were recently quoted in "Reverse Mortgage Daily" and "Reverse Fortunes" as well as other's.  It brings me great joy to  be able to dispel the myths about Reverse Mortgage and show Realtors how they can position themselves to use it correctly and increase their sales.  We all need to make our way in these interesting times and you can never have to many tools in your belt to do so.


Dan Heater: Continuing Education Director in Bend Oregon for COAR is quoted as saying: 

"Thank you Sharon so much for the great class on Reverse Mortgages you did at COAR last week.  The class was very good.  It is amazing that we all still have these pre-conceived ideas about what a reverse mortgage is and how it can fit into our lives as we age.  All of our brokers we very impressed with the class and had all changed their minds as to the value and use of reverse mortgages both personally, and as a tool to help their customers.


The class was concise, easy to understand and gave all who attended something else to include in their presentations for their clients.  I would recommend this class for anyone to take.  Anyone approaching this age, with parents close to this age, or a real estate practitioner with clients of this age would gain valuable information as to how to own real estate as you approach your senior years.


Thanks again.




Dan Heater

Communication Coordinator"


And Desiree Streeter, Broker in Bend Oregon as saying:


"Hi Sharon,


I want to thank you so much for drawing my card for the nice briefcase. That really brightened my day! I have had some really rough times lately with caring for my mother who has been ill for the past 2 years and then my husband being in the hospital since Feb 2 and getting out tomorrow. With that and work I have definitely had a full plate!


I really enjoyed the class today. I went into it knowing nothing at all about Reverse Mortgages. It was very interesting and I gained a lot of knowledge which I will use. I will highly recommend this class to others I know when I see it posted again. I look forward to your updates!


Thanks Again!



Desiree' Streeter

Real Estate Broker



If you would like more informaiton as to how I can bring this to your Association or Office please do not hesitate to contact me.  For more general information please visit my website or call me direct at 541-891-5706 (cell)  503-534-3546 (office).  I look forward to serving your needs.


Sharon Falvey

NMLS# 582985

Vice President, Northwest Sales

Home Equity Specialist



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John Saari
Worcester, MA
"The Mortgage Buddy"

Fantastic post Sharon. I love using MetLife for my reverse mortgage business. Easy to deal with and they help you all the way through

Feb 21, 2011 07:28 AM
Sharon Falvey
Security One Lending - Portland, OR
Oregon Reverse Mortgage Specialist and Home Equity Expert

Thank you John!  I appreciate your confidence in MetLife.  We have do a great team.

Mar 04, 2011 03:12 PM