What is it and what are the consequences about Reverse Mortgage?


In Spain, about 80% of the population owns their own home. That is why the bank has a good product for this holding state. The world of mortgages is vast. These banking products are different in nature and there are mortgages for every type of audience. For example, mortgages are aimed at people over the age of 65 or dependent homeowners.

What is a reverse mortgage?

Reverse home loans are a bit odd in that they are designed to give seniors a positive view of their costs in retirement. These people need to own a certain valuable property and be in a certain location.

As the name suggests, we trade these mortgages in reverse. In other words, unlike a traditional mortgage, the bank allocates a certain amount (usually a monthly income) to the holder. Of course, this owner must give his property to the bank in exchange for this “grace”, on his death, this property will become his bank. Additionally, a big advantage for the recipient of the reverse mortgage is that the additional amount they receive is not subject to personal income tax.

What would the reverse mortgage fee be?

This type of mortgage payment is not a fixed income. The amount depends on some characteristics subject to the holder. These factors are usually related to the home’s value, the age of the applicant and his spouse, and the option of receiving the income (definitely or for life). Sometimes, marketers advise the holder to take out life annuity insurance at par. In this way, the applicant can be guaranteed to have this reverse mortgage installation until his death.

The debt generated by the reverse mortgage

The debt will accumulate over time until the holder’s death or the death of the last beneficiary of this loan (participants of this mortgage credit system must reflect in the reverse mortgage contract). Until then, the bank will not be able, in any way, to claim the restitution of the generated debt. And, what’s more, the bank will not be able to take the real estate property from the applicant.

But what happens to the heirs when there is a reverse mortgage?

We could say that this is where the drawbacks come (in a way). When the owner of this credit operation dies, the heirs do not receive only the property. But they will also have to carry the total debt linked to the owner of this home. In this situation, the heirs have two simple options: assume the obligation and become owners of that property or forget about the debt by selling the house.

If the heirs decide to keep the house, they must settle the debts with said bank. To resolve this debt, they must repay the entire amount of the debt. If they do not have the amount of the charge at that time, they can contract a current mortgage for this amount.

If these heirs decide to sell the flat, the profit acquired by the sale process will be used to pay off the owner’s debt of the reverse mortgage. But what if the transaction amount does not cover the entire debt? In this case, the banking entity will take action on the matter, speeding up the sale of another real estate of the inheritance.

After all, the reverse mortgage is an excellent way to obtain extra income without depending entirely on a pension. So if you are interested in acquiring a reverse mortgage to get that additional income or want a 100% mortgagecontact our mortgage experts. They will inform you about this entire process without any commitment.