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Family-funded reverse mortgage can help elderly parents keep home
Family-funded reverse mortgage can help elderly parents keep home

WASHINGTON — Could there be a way to help senior homeowners with their cash flow needs without saddling them — and ultimately their families — with high costs? That's a key question at a time when millions of seniors are flooding into their post-retirement years, many of them with equity in their homes but insufficient income to handle expenses over the long term. If they want to stay in their homes, they can opt for a government-insured reverse mortgage, which may provide them cash in exchange for repayment plus interest after they die, move out or sell. Or they can apply for a home equity line of credit from a bank. But there are problems with both choices. The...

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