Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America. Reverse mortgages are a special type of home loan that lets a homeowner convert the equity in his/her home into cash. They can give older Americans greater financial security to supplement social security, meet unexpected medical expenses, make home improvements, and more.
While these products can be a useful tool, they have characteristics which consumers need to be aware of before entering into such a significant financial transaction.
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