Legislation proposals could determine whether you can keep your house.
Do you have a reverse mortgage?
Did you or your spouse sign the documents without the other as a co-signer?
If yes to both questions, then two senators think there may be cause for concern.
According to a recent New York Times article titled “2 Senators Question Effects of a Reverse Mortgage Proposal,” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Management and the Budget regarding some specific wording in proposed legislation regarding reverse mortgages.
The senators are seeking clarity about whether these changes are intended to require widows and widowers to pay the loan or be evicted.
Although this intent has not yet been confirmed, the answer could affect thousands of elderly Americans who are left after the death of a spouse.
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Reference: The New York Times (August 8, 2017) “2 Senators Question Effects of a Reverse Mortgage Proposal”