Ohio Reverse Mortgage Information

This page is designed to help seniors in Ohio locate and utilize online housing resources. Information includes:

  1. Relevant resource mortgage data
  2. Local housing counselors
  3. Local HUD offices

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Top Ohio Reverse Mortgage Lenders

Many Ohio seniors find themselves in a situation where they live within their biggest asset. Often dependent on Social Security benefits, they are house rich but cash poor. A reverse mortgage, available to those aged 62 and over, can help in certain situations. A tool for obtaining much needed cash, a reverse mortgage can tap into the equity that’s been built in the house through responsible home ownership.

A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), insured by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is by far the most common of these loans. To be eligible, a homeowner must be at least 62 years old and have adequate equity in their home. The amount of money they can access will primarily depend on their age, the value of the home and prevailing interest rates. The homeowner keeps the title to the home and may continue living there for as long as he or she wishes, provided that the homeowner continues with basic maintenance and pays taxes, insurance and Homeowner’s Association (HOA) fees if applicable.

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There are fees due at signing that are higher than those of a traditional mortgage. Mortgage insurance, origination fees and closing costs are typical, and can be hefty. They are written into the loan, and paid from the homeowner’s proceeds. The homeowner can opt to receive the remaining proceeds through monthly payments, a lump sum settlement or a line of credit. Over 60% of people accept the line of credit form of payment, which accrues in a cash account available to be transferred into the homeowner’s checking or savings account as needed.

It is mandatory for the homeowner to receive mortgage counseling by a HUD approved and HECM certified counselor. There is usually a charge for the session, in which the counselor provides valuable information with the homeowner regarding the pros and cons of the mortgage and makes sure that the homeowner is mentally able to make the decision. The homeowner must also undergo a financial assessment to make sure that he or she can afford to meet obligations like taxes and insurance moving forward.

With all that said, here is some relevant information about reverse mortgage originations in the state of Ohio.

All Time:

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
WELLS FARGO 2,726 380,098,538
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 2,605 430,845,571
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 1,801 231,867,908
FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORP 1,557 191,372,069
EXCEL MORTGAGE CORPORATION 774 92,816,765
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE INC. 761 303,306,336
UNITY MORTGAGE CORP 705 62,182,525
METLIFE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 621 92,488,375
SYNERGY ONE LENDING INC. 596 181,777,991
REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS INC 584 114,070,560
FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC 394 68,554,023
SIGNATURE MORTGAGE CORP 359 46,135,312
AMERICAN REVERSE MORTGAGE CORP 338 41,914,886
WORLD ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP. 283 39,195,492
SECURITY ONE LENDING 279 49,521,569
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 259 34,535,900
DOLLAR BANK FSB 231 36,486,150
WESTERN OHIO MORTGAGE CORPORATION 207 29,072,697
MORTGAGE CORP OHIO 196 24,240,426
SENIOR REVERSE MORTGAGE LTD 195 23,070,512

Since 2012:

Lender Loans Total Principal Limit
AMERICAN ADVISORS GROUP 2,580 427,207,171
ONE REVERSE MORTGAGE LLC 958 132,231,763
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE INC. 761 303,306,336
SYNERGY ONE LENDING INC. 596 181,777,991
REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS INC 550 109,659,060
FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC 257 51,224,623
LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC 245 32,656,900
PROFICIO MORTGAGE VENTURES LLC 154 22,007,950
REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING LLC 150 35,442,956
DOLLAR BANK FSB 147 23,755,150

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Ohio Reverse Mortgage Rates

Every month, HUD publishes data on all of the reverse mortgages that closed in every state. The data indicate the interest rate on the loan, which is likely the most reliable source for gauging the market. You may not be able to find the exact rate listed here – these are averages after all – but this table should give you a solid starting point in your search.

Current Rates

Date Fixed Rate Adjustable Rate
01/01/19 4.85% 5.33%
02/01/19 4.56% 5.07%
03/01/19 4.56% 4.97%
04/01/19 4.87% 4.72%
05/01/19 NA 4.68%
06/01/19 NA 4.83%
07/01/19 5.81% 4.49%
08/01/19 5.81% 4.26%
09/01/19 NA 4.33%
10/01/19 NA 4.46%
11/01/19 NA 4.40%
12/01/19 3.81% 4.26%
01/01/20 NA 4.38%
02/01/20 NA 4.22%
03/01/20 NA 4.17%
04/01/20 NA 3.66%
05/01/20 3.31% 3.57%
06/01/20 3.56% 3.33%
07/01/20 NA 3.34%
08/01/20 NA 3.15%
09/01/20 4.03% 3.12%
10/01/20 3.64% 3.09%
11/01/20 3.07% 2.99%
12/01/20 3.35% 2.94%
01/01/21 3.22% 2.96%
02/01/21 3.43% 2.79%
03/01/21 3.54% 2.70%
04/01/21 3.49% 2.59%
05/01/21 3.47% 2.41%
06/01/21 3.76% 2.26%
07/01/21 3.46% 2.25%
08/01/21 3.60% 2.53%
09/01/21 3.56% 2.37%
10/01/21 3.89% 2.32%
11/01/21 3.43% 2.23%
12/01/21 NA 2.49%
01/01/22 3.31% 2.59%
02/01/22 3.46% 2.71%
03/01/22 3.81% 3.02%
05/01/22 5.05% 3.93%
04/01/22 3.72% 3.36%
06/01/22 NA 4.38%
07/01/22 NA 4.51%
08/01/22 NA 4.89%
09/01/22 NA 5.56%
10/01/22 5.56% 5.90%
11/01/22 5.37% 6.68%
12/01/22 NA 6.79%
01/01/23 NA 7.08%
02/01/23 5.18% 7.13%
03/01/23 NA 7.34%
04/01/23 6.06% 6.90%
05/01/23 NA 7.21%
06/01/23 NA 7.19%
07/01/23 NA 7.43%
08/01/23 NA 7.73%
09/01/23 6.93% 7.68%
10/01/23 NA 7.80%
11/01/23 NA 7.85%
12/01/23 NA 7.75%

Historic Rates

Date Fixed Rate Adjustable Rate
01/01/14 5.06% 2.66%
02/01/14 5.03% 2.64%
03/01/14 5.07% 2.61%
04/01/14 5.06% 2.74%
05/01/14 5.00% 2.79%
06/01/14 4.89% 2.67%
07/01/14 4.88% 2.68%
08/01/14 4.88% 2.80%
09/01/14 4.84% 2.76%
10/01/14 4.77% 2.72%
11/01/14 4.73% 2.75%
12/01/14 4.85% 2.77%
01/01/15 4.84% 2.80%
02/01/15 4.90% 2.90%
03/01/15 4.89% 2.89%
04/01/15 4.92% 2.98%
05/01/15 4.91% 3.08%
06/01/15 4.94% 3.15%
07/01/15 4.87% 3.09%
08/01/15 4.79% 3.18%
09/01/15 4.84% 3.10%
10/01/15 4.73% 3.23%
11/01/15 4.79% 3.25%
12/01/15 4.86% 3.37%
01/01/16 4.79% 3.52%
02/01/16 4.90% 3.64%
03/01/16 4.96% 3.79%
04/01/16 5.02% 4.04%
05/01/16 5.02% 4.04%
06/01/16 4.98% 4.03%
07/01/16 4.81% 4.21%
08/01/16 4.84% 4.31%
09/01/16 4.89% 4.56%
10/01/16 4.86% 4.52%
11/01/16 4.89% 4.54%
12/01/16 4.78% 4.75%
01/01/17 4.83% 4.79%
02/01/17 4.92% 4.57%
03/01/17 4.86% 4.56%
04/01/17 4.90% 4.52%
05/01/17 5.03% 4.44%
06/01/17 4.98% 4.37%
07/01/17 4.95% 4.47%
08/01/17 5.00% 4.45%
09/01/17 4.90% 4.54%
10/01/17 4.80% 4.56%
11/01/17 4.88% 4.56%
12/01/17 4.95% 4.67%
01/01/18 4.97% 4.70%
02/01/18 4.88% 4.77%
03/01/18 4.86% 4.73%
04/01/18 4.81% 4.82%
05/01/18 4.73% 4.83%
06/01/18 4.81% 4.76%
07/01/18 4.90% 4.62%
08/01/18 4.80% 4.69%
09/01/18 4.84% 4.83%
10/01/18 5.01% 4.84%
11/01/18 4.98% 4.84%
12/01/18 5.06% 5.03%

Top Cities by HECM Originations

Rank City Zip Total
1 GROVE CITY 43123 251
2 DELAWARE 43015 202
3 POWELL 43065 179
4 ELYRIA 44035 156
5 LANCASTER 43130 155
6 CLEVELAND 44128 155
7 NEWARK 43055 153
8 WESTERVILLE 43081 149
9 CLEVELAND 44108 146
10 WESTERVILLE 43082 145
11 CLEVELAND 44105 141
12 MENTOR 44060 138
13 CINCINNATI 45231 120
14 MASSILLON 44646 116
15 HILLIARD 43026 113
16 MEDINA 44256 112
17 AKRON 44312 110
18 NORTH CANTON 44720 105
19 HAMILTON 45013 103
20 REYNOLDSBURG 43068 102
21 COLUMBUS 43207 101
22 BRUNSWICK 44212 100
23 PAINESVILLE 44077 98
24 CLEVELAND 44120 98
25 NORTH RIDGEVILLE 44039 98
26 CINCINNATI 45236 97
27 MARION 43302 97
28 PARMA 44134 97
29 NEW ALBANY 43054 97
30 ZANESVILLE 43701 95

Ohio HECM Counselors

APPRISEN – CCCS OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC.
80937
4500 E BROAD ST
COLUMBUS, OH 43213-1360
(614) 355-2222

COLUMBUS HOUSING PARTNERSHIP, INC, DBA HOMEPORT
80842
3443 AGLER ROAD
COLUMBUS, OH 43219-3385
(614) 221-8889

FAIR HOUSING CONTACT SERVICE
81234
441 WOLF LEDGES PKWY STE 200
AKRON, OH 44311-1038
(330) 376-6191

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF GREATER CLEVELAND
80907
5700 BROADWAY AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44127-1715
(216) 458-4663

ST. MARY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER OF GREATER DAYTON)
82777
205 E 1ST ST
DAYTON, OH 45402-1216
(937) 853-1600

HUD Offices

Cleveland Field Office

U.S. Bank Centre Building
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44115-1815

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:20am to 5pm

Phone: (216) 357-7900
Fax: (216) 357-7920

Serving: Thirty-five counties in Northern Ohio

Columbus Field Office

Bricker Federal Building
200 North High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Hours: 8am to 4:30pm

Phone: (614) 469-5737
Fax: (614) 280-6178

Serving: Fifty-three counties in Central and Southern Ohio