There are different types of home loans on the market. One of which is what we call reverse mortgage. Some people might think that this is similar to a traditional mortgage or home loan. The only similarity is that both are loans against a borrower’s home. To understand this type of loan further, let us first discuss what a reverse mortgage really is.

What is a Reverse Mortgage Loan?

A reverse mortgage borrower does not need to pay back the lending company as long as he/she still lives at the residence used as collateral. The loan amount will be based upon the home’s equity and the age of the borrower. A borrower has the options to receive the funds in different terms – monthly payments, a lump sum, a line of credit, or a combination of these methods. You must take note that in reverse mortgage, you are not required to pay the loan back unless you sell your home, move out or die. One of the many advantages of having this kind of loan is that you can use the loan money without having to move out, rent or repay the loan each month.