Finance of America Reverse Announces Another Round of HomeSafe® Changes Including a Line of Credit Growth Feature

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Finance of America Reverse LLC (“FAR”), one of the largest reverse mortgage originators in the US and a leading provider of retirement solutions, today announced powerful enhancements to its suite of HomeSafe® products. This announcement is the latest in a series of new products and upgrades that demonstrate FAR’s nimbleness in helping homeowners reach their retirement goals.

In this update to HomeSafe® Select, the enhancements bring a level of flexibility not previously available on this product. Now, homeowners can access a revolving line of credit where up to 75% of available funds can grow for future use, increasing the homeowner’s potential borrowing power as they age.

The product enhancements are designed for those who have varied cash-flow needs and for whom other financing options may be too restrictive. The new HomeSafe® Select is designed to create options for drawing down from their credit line later in retirement thereby giving themselves all the benefits of a large credit line without having to accrue interest between now and the time they need it.

This bigger line of credit option is a major development for seniors and underscores why I joined a team that consistently strives to deliver new and improved solutions in response to market demand,” said Dan Hultquist, vice president of organizational development at FAR. “While our HomeSafe® Select product is already popular with homeowners, they now have the peace of mind that a line of credit can provide, without the burden of a required monthly principal and interest payment. When you factor in the line of credit growth, the elimination of a monthly repayment obligation and no term limits on repayment, the additional advantages of HomeSafe® Select over a traditional HELOC are crystal clear.”

FAR Receives Moody’s Originator Assessment

In addition to the new product enhancements, Moody’s Investor Services issued its third rating of FAR, affirming its Average assessment as an originator of jumbo reverse residential mortgage loans. The assessment also highlighted the strength of FAR’s property valuation, closing practices and technology – all of which received an Above Average assessment.

We are especially proud to have received above average ratings in the areas of property valuation, technology and closing practices. Undergoing an annual Moody’s rating demonstrates our commitment to building a strong foundation that can provide lasting value to our consumers and investors,” said Kristen Sieffert, president of FAR. “We care deeply about the long-term satisfaction of those with whom we do business, and continue to invest to improve the consumer experience, our products, and processes, so we can help homeowners unlock their home equity to help ensure financial security in retirement.”

About Finance of America Reverse LLC (FAR)

As one of the largest reverse mortgage originators, Finance of America Reverse is committed to empowering adults age 60 and over with the tools they need to achieve financial independence and get to work on retirement. Through its network of Reverse Mortgage Specialists, professional and wholesale partners, Finance of America Reverse offers reverse mortgage products designed to help older Americans include home equity in their retirement plans. The company is licensed nationally and is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). For more information, please visit www.fareverse.com or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

This material is not from HUD or FHA and has not been approved by HUD or any government agency.

When the loan is due and payable, some or all of the equity in the property that is the subject of the reverse mortgage no longer belongs to borrowers, who may need to sell the home or otherwise repay the loan with interest from other proceeds. FAR may charge an origination fee, mortgage insurance premium, closing costs and servicing fees (added to the balance of the loan). The balance of the loan grows over time and FAR charges interest on the balance. Borrowers are responsible for paying property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, maintenance, and related taxes (which may be substantial). We do not establish an escrow account for disbursements of these payments. Borrowers must occupy home as their primary residence and pay for ongoing maintenance; otherwise the loan becomes due and payable. The loan also becomes due and payable (and the property may be subject to a tax lien, other encumbrance, or foreclosure) when the last borrower, or eligible non-borrowing surviving spouse, dies, sells the home, permanently moves out, defaults on taxes, insurance payments, or maintenance, or does not otherwise comply with the loan terms. Interest is not tax-deductible until the loan is partially or fully repaid.

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