Steps to getting a Reverse Mortgage

Below is the most common process for getting a reverse mortgage. Our professionals are eager to help you understand the reverse mortgage process. Please contact us with any questions.

Step 1 - Research Reverse Mortgages
Speak with a mortgage professional about reverse mortgage options. Familiarize yourself with the various types of reverse mortgages and pick the one that is right for you.

Step 2 - Meet with a HUD approved counselor
In order to receive a reverse mortgage you must meet with an HUD approved councilor who will help you understand what it means to have a reverse mortgage. Independent HUD counseling typically costs $125 an we would be happy to provide you with a list of HUD approved counselors in your area.

Step 3 - Fill out our Reverse Mortgage application
After you’ve determined which program best suits you fill out our reverse mortgage application by clicking here. Your information is securely stored and transmitted.

Step 4 - Your application is processed and your home is appraised
While your application is being processed a licensed appraiser will determine if your house needs any kind of repair. Any problems must be fixed before you can be approved.

Step 5 - Your loan reaches underwriting
All details are worked out and your loan is underwritten. Additionally it will be determined whether you’ve been approved or not.

Step 6 - Your loan reaches closing
Once you are approved your loan will enter closing where you’ll get the chance to review the terms and sign the paperwork.

Step 7 - Receive your payments
After closing you’ll have three business days in which to cancel the loan. Once that grace period is up, you’ll start to receive the loan proceeds according to the manner that you have elected: one-time lump sum payment, monthly installments, as a line of credit or as a combination of a line of credit and monthly installments.

Step 8 - Repaying your Reverse Mortgage
Your reverse mortgage loan becomes due under the following circumstances.

  • Homeowner death
  • Sale of home
  • The home is no longer your primary residence
  • An event of default. Click here to learn more.

Lonestar Mortgage of Texas

20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 100G
Katy, Texas 77450
Phone: 281-492-9158
Fax: 281-946-5108
NMLS: 311730
We lend in the following states: Texas
Broker, NMLS #311730

Figure: 7 TAC §80.200(b) "CONSUMERS WISHING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A COMPANY OR A RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SHOULD COMPLETE AND SEND A COMPLAINT FORM TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF SAVINGS AND MORTGAGE LENDING, 2601 NORTH LAMAR, SUITE 201, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705. COMPLAINT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SML.TEXAS.GOV. A TOLL-FREE CONSUMER HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE AT 1-877-276-5550.

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