H4P Helps Builders get Their Clients in the Perfect Homes
Originally created in 2009, the FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase, HP for short, continues to gain traction with builders and realtors alike as a home financing program that can help their senior clients buy more house – the house they want— than traditional financing, because they’re not paying the full purchase price. Its popularity as a loan program for builders and realtors grows because it can be easier for an eligible homebuyer to qualify.
By combining a one-time down payment with a reverse mortgage, all in a single transaction, borrowers can purchase a new home without having a monthly mortgage payment. They are still responsible for taxes, insurance, and any applicable HOA fees. But for a buyer looking to sell the family home and right-size, whether it’s because they want to live closer to family, want quality housing to meet their needs, no longer want the hassle of maintaining a larger home, or want a newer home with amenities suitable for an aging individuals, an H4P can give borrowers more purchasing power with less cash out of pocket.
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There are approximately 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. currently, and many are opting to downsize later in life. But when they do downsize – or rather ‘right size’ – they’re looking for socially active communities that offer the right amenities as they age. With these demographics in mind, home builders with aspiring communities have a growing opportunity to offer H4P loan programs to their clients to help get them into their ideal home, without having to tap into their savings or investment portfolios.
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Please keep in mind that the reverse mortgage industry in constantly changing and some of the information contained on this site may not be current. Please ask a licensed reverse mortgage professional for up-to-date guidelines.