Now both in their 70s, they’re mortgage free. They love their neighbourhood and want to remain in their family home. Like many people who live in the Greater Vancouver Area, their house has increased in value significantly and is now valued at $850,000.
GLM Mortgage Group was able to access the equity in the couple’s home and free up $300,000 in a reverse mortgage, which can be received as a lump sum payment or as monthly payments. These funds are tax-free and will not affect their CPP (Canada Pension Plan) or OAS (Old Age Security) payments.
The clients are now in a position to increase their day-to-day spending, undertake some home renovations, take a trip or use the funds however they desire. They’re not required to make any payments on the amount as long as they reside in the property for six months of the year.
Their fixed pension income was sufficient for qualification as it demonstrated there were enough funds available to cover the annual property taxes and insurance costs. The clients can now enjoy staying in their home, retaining ownership and continuing to enjoy the increase in property value.
If you would like to explore your options for a CHIP Reverse Mortgage call us now at 604-259-1486.