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Reverse mortgage commitment if affordability is an issue

We’re all aware that a mortgage loan is essentially a financial commitment entered into in exchange for a place to stay, but one shouldn’t hesitate to reverse mortgage commitments entered into if affordability becomes an issue. Yes, when the mortgage repayment terms were agreed to one’s financial situation may have allowed for commitment to a specific amount, but with the change in personal and financial circumstances comes a change in what one can and can longer do.

Many financial institutions offer would-be home owners mortgage loans that are flexible in terms of their repayment plans. That is to say, consumers can choose the length of period over which they can repay the entire mortgage as well as the total cost of the mortgage loan they wish to commit to, and all these choices invariably affect the monthly installments payable on the mortgage. The longer the repayment period, the less monthly installments; and the smaller the mortgage loan committed to due to a high down payment, the less monthly installments to be paid and so forth.

However, when circumstances change, these agreements entered into can certainly be changed or at least altered to reflect one’s financial situation. To reverse mortgage commitments entered into when one’s financial situation was more tenable is a sign of financial responsibility of the highest order, since many would prefer to bury their heads in the sand at their financial woes.