Reverse Mortgage Consultant
Longbridge Financial, LLC
Cell (717) 951-0058 | Office (551) 264-5035 | Jdidyoung@longbridge-financial.com
Branch Address: 433 Patriots Way | Lititz, PA 17543
Branch NMLS# 2484191
Company NMLS# 957935
Purchase Your Retirement Dream Home With NO MONTHLY LOAN PAYMENTS*
*AS WITH ANY MORTGAGE, YOU MUST MEET YOUR LOAN OBLIGATIONS, KEEPING CURRENT WITH PROPERTY TAXES, INSURANCE, AND MAINTENANCE.
My name is Julie Didyoung, and I have worked in the reverse mortgage industry since 2007. In 2022, I joined Longbridge Financial, LLC, an innovative company committed to responsibly helping homeowners reshape their financial future by educating them on Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) loans — and helping them unlock the power of their homes.
With its exceptional management team, motivated loan specialists and years of experience and expertise, Longbridge understands what older homeowners value most: flexible solutions, straight talk, and responsive service. For Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, Longbridge is the clear choice.
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages for Home Buyers Age 62 and Older
If you are age 62 or older and are ready to downsize, upsize, move closer to family, move to a low-maintenance community, or finally buy your “dream house,” consider a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P). H4P is a federally insured loan program offered through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), specifically designed for homebuyers purchasing a new primary residence. You can get a home that’s right-sized for you, while preserving your savings—and the home will be in your name, just like a traditional mortgage.
*Borrower is responsible for property taxes, homeowners insurance, and property maintenance. A HECM is home-secured debt payable upon default or a maturity event.
What is a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (H4P)?
The H4P loan allows buyers to combine a down payment with loan proceeds to purchase a new home. H4P can increase your purchasing power, making it easier to afford the home you want. The most important feature of this type of loan is that there is NO personal financial liability for the buyer(s), their heirs, or their estate for any loan balance that exceeds the value of the home when it is being sold to repay the loan. In addition, you do not have to make a monthly loan payment, though you remain responsible for property-related taxes, insurance and maintenance.
*A HECM is home-secured debt payable upon default or a maturity event.
How Do I Know if I Qualify for a HECM for Purchase?
A HECM isn’t just about eligibility—it’s also about suitability. Let me help you determine what’s right for you!
Eligibility Requirements Set by the Federal Government
- You must be at least 62 years old. (This applies to all co-owners listed on the home’s title)
- The home you are buying must be your primary residence and must meet FHA/HUD guidelines. Single-family homes, town homes, and FHA-approved condos are examples of eligible properties.
- You must have your down payment or "required investment" from an allowable source. While certain restrictions apply, these are generally funds you have had for at least 90 days or the sale of an asset that you already own. Common sources of the down payment money are proceeds from the sale of a current home or money the buyer has in a checking, savings, CD, retirement or investment account.
How is the HECM for Purchase Required Down Payment Determined?
The amount of loan proceeds available is calculated by using the age of the youngest borrower (or non-borrowing spouse meeting certain criteria), the lesser of the home’s sale price or appraised value, and the current interest rate.
The calculation of available loan proceeds comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The difference between the available loan proceeds and the cost of the house and purchase costs equals the required investment.
The required investment ranges from approximately 48% to 67% of the home sales price*. With the HUD calculation, older borrowers qualify for more in loan proceeds and therefore have a lower required investment.
*This down payment range assumes closing costs will be financed into the loan. The information being displayed is for illustrative purposes only. Actual cash required may vary and is based on age of youngest borrower, interest rate, home value, and other factors. Please contact Longbridge Financial LLC for details about credit costs and terms.
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*Borrower is responsible for property taxes, homeowners insurance and property maintenance. A HECM is a home-secured debt payable upon default or a maturity event.