Idaho Reverse Mortgage Rules & Information

Learning how to calculate a reverse mortgage in Idaho can help you to understand if this unique type of home loan is a good for you and your needs. The most popular version of this loan in ID and across the United States is the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), so that’s the version we’ll focus on here. The HECM is a solution that many people don’t consider, largely because they don’t understand how it works. There are also fears that getting one of these loans could end up costing you your home, or that it can deprive your heirs of their inheritance when you pass away. However, once you begin doing your due diligence you’ll see that these fears are mostly unwarranted and that with proper planning a reverse mortgage can be a powerful tool; many have found these loans a great option for achieving financial security they need later in life. So, how exactly is a reverse mortgage calculated?

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How Much Money You Can Get with An ID Reverse Mortgage?

With a HECM loan, there are two main advantages. First, if you are making payments to a mortgage company because you haven’t paid your house off yet, then those payments will come to an end. This is because you’re required to use the proceeds of your reverse mortgage to pay off the balance. Second, you will be able to start accessing the equity in your home while continuing to live there. This is important because many older Americans have a significant portion of their wealth tied up in their homes but do not want to sell the home and move.

The amount of money you will be able to access is going to depend on your age, the value of your home, current interest rates, and the amount of equity you have in your home. One important thing to keep in mind is the fact that you have to be at least 62 years of age in order to qualify for a reverse mortgage. It’s also important to keep in mind that the maximum amount of a HECM is $726,525.

A reverse mortgage unlocks the equity in your home giving you access to it. This does not mean you can get access to the full equity in your home. If you are approved, the first thing that will happen is any existing money you owe to a mortgage company will be paid off. Then, you will be able to withdraw some of the funds as needed. Even after any prior mortgage is paid off, you still won’t be able to access the full equity. There are fees that must be paid, and additional equity is withheld, largely to make it less likely that the balance of the loan doesn’t end being more than the home is worth. This also makes it more likely that there will be some equity left for your heirs to inherit from you.

Is An Idaho Reverse Mortgage the Right Decision for You?

Obtaining a reverse mortgage in Idaho is a personal decision and depends on your needs and circumstances. On the plus side, it’s a straightforward way to access the equity in your home, which can prove very useful (or even essential) in retirement. It allows you to do this while still owning your home, so you won’t be forced to move either. On the other hand, there are fees to pay, and there will be less equity left in your house for you to access later or for you pass on to your heirs. Do your research, take your time considering your options, and we think you’ll find it all much less scary and confusing than you may have believed.

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Reverse Mortgage Companies in Idaho

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
WELLS FARGO 1633 292,897,870
REVERSE MORTGAGES OF IDAHO INCORPORATED 930 119,056,237
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 482 103,379,952
FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORP 300 47,102,523
METLIFE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 249 51,840,530
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 230 44,928,025
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK TWIN FALLS 194 35,451,671
MORTGAGE PLACE LLC 180 30,581,106
PROFICIO MORTGAGE VENTURES LLC 141 32,453,500
BANK OF AMERICA 139 30,566,600
MANN MORTGAGE LLC 135 31,341,816
FSI MORTGAGE LLC 134 19,819,758
PREMIER MORTGAGE RESOURCES LLC 131 35,800,127
STAY IN HOME MORTGAGE INC 105 17,505,940
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 103 26,260,297
RESOLUTE BANK 94 27,266,550
FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC 91 20,260,910
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 91 18,848,500
AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE 91 20,416,948
MOUNTAIN WEST BANK 77 17,109,180

Since 2012

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 434 95,268,702
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 180 37,949,025
PROFICIO MORTGAGE VENTURES LLC 136 30,705,000
MANN MORTGAGE LLC 129 29,686,816
PREMIER MORTGAGE RESOURCES LLC 111 32,863,009
RESOLUTE BANK 94 27,266,550
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 89 24,562,945
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 87 18,140,600
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK TWIN FALLS 84 17,668,129
AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE 63 14,384,948

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ID Reverse Mortgage Rates

Current Rates

Date Fixed Rate Adjustable Rate
2019-01-01 4.56% 5.31%
2019-02-01 5.12% 4.92%
2019-03-01 4.81% 4.94%
2019-04-01 5.00% 4.82%
2019-05-01 4.99% 4.58%

Historic Rates

Date Fixed Rate Adjustable Rate
2016-01-01 4.94% 3.49%
2016-02-01 4.96% 3.65%
2016-03-01 4.93% 3.78%
2016-04-01 4.95% 3.80%
2016-05-01 4.81% 4.08%
2016-06-01 4.90% 4.11%
2016-07-01 4.99% 4.23%
2016-08-01 4.89% 4.23%
2016-09-01 5.04% 4.48%
2016-10-01 4.81% 4.51%
2016-11-01 4.93% 4.55%
2016-12-01 5.08% 4.63%
2017-01-01 4.95% 4.50%
2017-02-01 4.92% 4.50%
2017-03-01 4.96% 4.50%
2017-04-01 4.95% 4.38%
2017-05-01 4.99% 4.40%
2017-06-01 5.01% 4.45%
2017-07-01 5.04% 4.42%
2017-08-01 5.05% 4.45%
2017-09-01 4.97% 4.45%
2017-10-01 4.94% 4.50%
2017-11-01 4.95% 4.59%
2017-12-01 4.93% 4.60%
2018-01-01 4.95% 4.59%
2018-02-01 4.78% 4.62%
2018-03-01 4.75% 4.71%
2018-04-01 4.79% 4.68%
2018-05-01 4.70% 4.86%
2018-06-01 4.46% 4.89%
2018-07-01 4.71% 4.73%
2018-08-01 4.67% 4.89%
2018-09-01 4.61% 4.95%
2018-10-01 4.70% 4.97%
2018-11-01 4.86% 5.09%
2018-12-01 4.75% 4.90%

Top Cities in Idaho by Total HECM Loans Originated

Rank City Zip Total
1 BOISE 83703 1338
2 NAMPA 83686 670
3 MERIDIAN 83642 342
4 IDAHO FALLS 83401 336
5 TWIN FALLS 83301 321
6 CALDWELL 83605 302
7 COEUR D ALENE 83814 270
8 POCATELLO 83204 216
9 POST FALLS 83854 189
10 EMMETT 83617 133
11 HAYDEN 83835 130
12 LEWISTON 83501 126
13 EAGLE 83616 114
14 JEROME 83338 111
15 SANDPOINT 83864 106
16 BLACKFOOT 83221 100
17 RATHDRUM 83858 83
18 COEUR D' ALENE 83814 72
19 REXBURG 83440 66
20 PAYETTE 83661 65
21 RIGBY 83442 64
22 BURLEY 83318 64
23 AMMON 83406 63
24 BUHL 83316 63
25 WEISER 83627 57
26 GARDEN CITY 83714 57
27 SAGLE 83860 56
28 PRESTON 83263 54
29 PRIEST RIVER 83856 54
30 ATHOL 83801 54

Local HECM Counselors

IDAHO HOUSING AND FINANCE ASSOCIATION
565 WEST MYRTLE
BOISE, ID 83702-7675
(855) 505-4700
www.idahohousing.com

POCATELLO NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES, INC DBA NEIGHBORWORKS POCATELLO
206 N ARTHUR AVE
POCATELLO, ID 83204-3104
(208) 232-9468
https://nwpocatello.org/

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