Reverse Mortgage Strategies for the Middle Market
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Home equity is the largest asset middle market retirees have after the present value of their Social Security and pension benefits (working in retirement is 3rd; savings is 4th).
In a time when lifetime income sources such as pensions and Social Security benefits are declining, accessing home equity will become more important as people live longer and face increasing health care costs.
Reverse mortgages offer a mechanism for tapping home equity for retirees to address these needs and stay in their home. Because of key changes made to reverse mortgages by the Federal Housing Administration to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, the safety and functionality of accessing home equity now goes beyond supplementing retirement income.
In "Reverse Mortgage Strategies for the Middle Market" by Shelley Giordano, you will learn:
- Evidence is mounting that the strategic use of housing wealth to offset volatility in the portfolio should be a prime consideration early in the distribution phase;
- Establishing a line of credit that is keeping pace with inflation can provide the funds for a long term care event, the effects of which fall so heavily on women;
- In divorce, a reverse mortgage strategy can prevent selling the marital home and provide the means for equitable housing for both parties;
- For women in particular, having access to reverse mortgage financing can bridge the income gap for social security deferral.
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Your presenter is Shelley Giordano, Chair of the Funding Longevity Task Force.
Meet Shelley Giordano, Reverse Mortgage Expert
Retirement planning experience
Shelley’s background in reverse mortgage lending is diverse and includes origination, sales management, and industry leadership. She read a very early article article written by Barry Sacks, PhD, JD , in 2005, and since then have advocated for the protective power of housing wealth in the retirement distribution phase.
Shelley supports the conservative, proactive use of housing wealth. She also promotes responsible lending principles.
As head of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage’s Enterprise Integration and Founder of the Academy Home Equity Financial Planning University of Illinois, she strives for collaboration among thought leaders in academia, regulatory agencies and financial services firms that are investigating the proper role of housing wealth in retirement.
Retirement planning thought leadership and expertise
Shelley strives for the right of the American retiree to have access to accurate information on how reverse mortgage lending works, and how much it costs. Her years in the industry have proven that product innovation is not necessarily in the best long-term interests of the consumer or the taxpayer. Because the US Government is the ultimate backstop for the HECM, she does not support product innovation at the expense of the taxpayer. Most importantly, Shelley is devoted to helping retirees, especially Baby Boomers, understand that housing wealth may contribute to a financially secure retirement.
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