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Friday, January 18, 2019
Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA

Reverse mortgages – What’s the process?

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA Too many ads and TV commercials only highlight the benefits of reverse mortgages, and are silent about the...

Reverse Mortgages – Ask the Expert

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA (Photo Alain Valles, Photo submitted) You are invited to ask the questions. No question is too trivial or...

Reverse mortgages – uncomfortable questions

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA (Photo Alain Valles, Photo submitted) Many have heard the words “reverse mortgage,” but few have a clear understanding of...

Reverse mortgages. The magic wand?

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA Managing Director Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. How will you pay for retirement? If you are over 61-years-old, own a home...

Reverse Mortgages – Good or Bad?

Reverse mortgages have been around since 1987 and have helped hundreds of thousands of older homeowners to live in their homes and have access to cash. Reverse mortgages are the most heavily regulated loan program in the country with periodic government changes to continue to strengthen the program.

Reverse mortgage rules change

By Alain Valles, CRMP The Reverse Mortgage rules changed Oct. 2. For the past 25 years, reverse mortgages have allowed hundreds of thousands of homeowners...

A new local resource for senior homeowners

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA, Managing Director, Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. “If you give it out in slices it comes back in loaves.” As...

Senior housing finance:  You’re a winner

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA, Managing Director Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. “The winner is...” – YOU! I enjoyed watching the Academy Awards last month to see...

Reverse Mortgage Attributes

The Oxford Dictionary defines “attribute” as a “quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something.” Attributes are rarely all good or all bad but depend on how the attribute is used. This specifically applies to reverse mortgages.

Should I stay or should I move?

Real estate values continue to increase but so do major living expenses. Does it make more sense to downsize or figure out a plan to remain financially independent at home?  It reminds me of the old Clash song - “Should I stay or should I go?”
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