Friday, September 29, 2006

“Will Reverse Mortgages Rescue the Baby Boomers?”

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has come up with another great topic: Will Reverse Mortgages Rescue the Baby Boomers?”

In their email announcing this new publication, the Center summarized its findings:

  • Reverse mortgages will become more popular as baby boomers reach retirement with insufficient income.

  • At current interest rates, a 65-year-old household with a $200,000 house could borrow about half of its home value.

  • The amount available through a reverse mortgage is very sensitive to interest rates, so households should not overestimate their accessible home equity.



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