It’s easy to lose focus on interest rates when you’re helping your client search for a reverse mortgage loan.
After all, the interest rate won’t affect the monthly payment because they won’t have to make one (though they will need to pay taxes and insurance and maintain the home).
Reverse loans don’t require monthly payments, as the full balance comes due when the last borrower dies or leaves the home.
But reverse mortgage interest rates are still a big deal and should factor into your clients' borrowing decisions. The interest rate will make a huge difference when the balance comes due and your client or their heirs must decide what to do with the home.