Why a reverse mortgage?

October 8, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

Need money but don’t want to sell your home? A reverse mortgage might be a good option

Reverse mortgage to access equity in your home | Ingrid Bjel McGaughey | Toronto Mortgage Broker | Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist

For many Canadians, their actual financial needs in retirement are different from what they planned for. In fact, many find themselves struggling to make ends meet or must alter their lifestyle to get by. I’ve heard stories of people running through savings and eventually cutting back on essentials like groceries, worrying whether they can afford an occasional outing, and even cutting back on the number of hours for in-home care providers. A reverse mortgage may be the right solution.

A reverse mortgage allows you to access the equity in your home, tax-free

People worry that getting cash in this manner might cause claw-backs to Old Age Security, GIS, or pension income. That is not the case.  There are no income tax consequences to accessing the equity in your home using a reverse mortgage.  As well, there are no monthly payments required.

Reasons for getting a reverse mortgage include the following

•  Relieve the stress of debt
•  Do essential home renovations
•  Gift money to grandkids for education
•  Assist adult children with a down payment on their home purchase
•  Enhance your monthly cash flow
•  Pay for in-home care without having to burden other family members
•  Travel and enjoy your retirement years

Do you meet the requirements?

Are you…

•  Over the age of 55?
•  Not planning to sell your home anytime soon?
•  Stressed by lack of cash flow?
•  Burdened by debt?

Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Reverse mortgages aren’t the only retirement planning solution. In addition to being a Mortgage Broker, I’m also a Certified Reverse Mortgage Specialist. I can help you evaluate the options for accessing some of the equity in your home, and assist you with making an informed decision. If you’d like to discuss these options, please call me or email me. I would be happy to chat with you about your options.

To read more about other borrowing solutions for retirement, check out my other articles here.


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I'm a Toronto Mortgage Broker. My focus is on saving people time and money in financing and re-financing their homes. Am passionate about helping people make informed choices, giving back, and helping to improve financial literacy in Canada.

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