What Others Are Saying About Reverse Mortgage Direct
“Finally, we have some breathing room after moving in to our brand new home, and we want to take a minute to thank you, Jason Sobh.
It is a “Dream come true!”. My wife and I are both 69 years young and we never thought we would ever own our own home. Thanks to Jason and his firm,Reverse Mortgage Direct, they made it happen. Prior to this, we were renting a three bedroom townhouse for sixteen years at $1,600.00 a month. Because of Jason’s hard work, we have no monthly mortgage payments. Better still, my wife can retire from her full time job. Another dream come true.
The money we paid in rent for five years was more than enough for our down payment. Now the “excess funds” can be used for “Fun Things”.
We are extremely satisfied with the Reverse Mortgage product and your hard work. Thanks!”Ron and Marlies S.
My wife and I are both retired school teachers, and have been for several years, enjoying the freedom and personal choices that retirement can bring. However, we were growing more concerned about the soundness and longevity of our careful retirement planning.
For example, we had taken out a Long-Term Care insurance policy from a highly-rated firm with a history of never raising rates on this particular kind of policy. Then, three years ago, we got their first-ever notice of a rate increase, which was followed by another one this year. This sudden uncertainty raised a number of other troubling possibilities.
We started doing some research, and subsequently learned about the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (or HECM) from an article by “The Mortgage Professor” that appeared in our local newspaper. This gave the promise of providing the security and financial protection that we were looking for.
After doing further research on HECMs, we were referred to Phil Miller by the mortgage-loan officer at our local Columbia Bank. Phil proved to be an invaluable resource, as well as a very nice guy to work with. He was able to listen to our concerns and show how the HECM could complement our overall planning to help solve a number of potential problems – in addition to providing answers to the many, many questions that came up in our research.
The strategy that we developed was as follows. We obtained a HECM line of credit, which we have no current need to utilize. Because this credit line has a guaranteed growth rate, it will increase in value over time. Should we need it in the future (such as when either my wife or I die, and the household income has substantially decreased), the line of credit will be available to use for any purpose that we might choose.
Having now completed this process with Phil and obtained our HECM, we now feel confident that we have enhanced our ability to weather the future, with less worry over the shocks that it may bring.Hal and Karen P.
When I met you for the 1st time I was losing my home, I was behind on my mortgage payments, and I was behind on my bills.
I was facing a divorce, and laws sue from my husband. We filled an application for a reverse mortgage. Then you told me everything will be fine. I did not believe what I was hearing.
I did not believe that I will be able to keep my home, pay my Mortgage, pay off my ex-husband,
And pay our attorney’s fees. It was a miracle.
Thanks and thanks to you my hero.Jenna
I first obtained a Reverse Mortgage several years ago, and over time I had used all of the proceeds. Watching interest rates drop and property values increase, I contacted my previous Reverse Mortgage Company requesting a refinance. After 2 months and numerous phone calls they denied my request due to age, market values and “other factors” ?.
Weeks later I received a phone call from Phil Miller, who I met before getting my original Reverse Mortgage. He called to let me know he was now with Reverse Mortgage Direct. He offered to go through the refinance process with his company. In 30 days Phil was able to complete the refinance at a more favorable interest rate with enough cash back to me for repairs and upgrades to my home.
Phil accomplished what I had been told was not possible quickly, and with absolutely no cost to me and little effort on my part. It could not have been easier. Thanks, Phil!!!
“We inherited & moved in to my parent’s big, waterfront home (with very high property taxes) 17 years ago. I foresaw that the taxes would deplete our savings, and discretionary spending for trips to visit our families, in approx 12-15 years! …and that is exactly what happened to us. Meanwhile I inquired about 12 years ago, with my insurance/financial planning firm I had been with for 30 years, about a Reverse Mortgage….I was told the closing costs were $30,000 up front, and the maximum mortgage. amount loaned was 25% of home value…this news was depressing to me, and I knew it wouldn’t be enough for my situation…so, we toughed-it-out till couple years ago, when our savings was finally depleted, and life was looking grim — no vacations no trips to see grandkids,etc.
I inquired about a Reverse Mortgage, again, in Feb. 2013 with a loan officer at my local bank. She referred me to Mr. Phil Miller of RMD. Mr. Miller came to our home, explained the best RM programs for our circumstances, and guided us efficiently thru the paperwork involved, and answered all our questions and concerns.
8 weeks later, we received a check for full reverse mortgage proceeds on our home…guess what?… the closing costs were less than $10,000(included in loan, no out-of-pocket costs to us), and the loan amount was 40% of home value now!…So, has the mortgage industry changed/improved over recent years?…OH YES!
My wife and I are just now getting used to idea that we have extra $1,000’s available, after expenses, to travel a little and visit our large families, as marriages and births occur every year now. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you now CAN do something that’s important, all due to the financial freedom resulting from dealing with a dependable and trustworthy firm like REVERSE MORTGAGE DIRECT and their expert consultants and associates. A big thank you to Phil!”Doug And Edith H.
Such a dilemma, given the cost of housing in Seattle. Do I sell my recently renovated home, close to family, in a neighborhood where I’m comfortable & secure, to free myself of a mortgage?
How far out of Seattle and away from family would I have to move to find something I could afford? A friend referred me to Phil Miller of Reverse Mortgage Direct and now I have the freedom to stay right where I want to be. Phil did an outstanding job of educating me about Reverse Mortgages, answered my many questions, never rushed me and then helped me through the procedures when I decided a Reverse Mortgage was right for me.
And now I’m free of mortgage payments, have a line of credit from my equity to help me pay taxes & maintain my home. What a huge relief! I can stay where I’m happy, where I belong – home! Thank you, Phil Miller & Reverse Mortgage Direct!Cynthia J.
As another school year began in the fall of 2008 (40 years after I first started teaching!), my doctor looked at me and said: “How much longer are you going to keep doing this, Susan?”. I began thinking seriously then about retiring. But as a divorced, single woman close to age 62, I didn’t see how it could financially be possible to keep my house AND be able to afford medical insurance if I did so. That worry kept me awake nights for months.
I had heard about Reverse Mortgages, but there was much negative talk about them. A friend was getting a refi and gave me her agent’s phone number. That agent didn’t do Reverse Mortgages, but spoke highly of Phil Miller. I called him, and was ecstatic that he would come to my house in Mukilteo to explain things to me.
Phil’s information allayed my fears- this government program protected seniors who qualified for a Reverse Mortgage- I hadn’t heard that before. Reverse Mortgages are FHA insured and HUD approved. The AARP is supportive. A borrower can never go “upside down” or be forced out of their home as horror stories seemed to say. Plus, I was able to get a fixed rate that was lower than the bank mortgage I already had!
I signed in August of 2009 and then completed my final year of teaching the following June. I no longer have a monthly mortgage payment, and I have no problem paying for that worrisome medical insurance.Susan D.
Phil Miller was instrumental in my securing a Reverse Mortgage when I really needed it; it pulled me out of a hole caused by unusual dental expenses and others.
Mr. Miller has been very efficient, kind and helpful. It was a pleasure to work with him every step of the way, and I feel sure that others will experience the same satisfaction.Ronald M.