Longbridge Platinum - Jumbo Reverse Mortgage

The affordable reverse mortgage now has a NEW line of credit option.1

Get more income tax-free cash2 than a HECM, and more flexibility than a HELOC.

I need more cash than I can get from a HECM reverse mortgage. Isn’t there another option?

— Walter

If you own a high-value home or condo, there’s Longbridge Platinum. It’s a proprietary, non-Federal Housing Administration (FHA) jumbo reverse mortgage that offers more cash than a standard reverse mortgage—depending on your home’s value, up to $4,000,000—with low costs. Plus, our line of credit1 option compares favorably to a standard Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), with more flexibility and no monthly mortgage payments required. As with any mortgage, you must meet your loan obligations by keeping current with property taxes, insurance, and maintenance.

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Co-op properties, rental homes, and rental apartments do not typically qualify. Contact a Longbridge specialist for more information.

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Introducing an attractive HELOC alternative for older-adult clients who own high-value homes.

If you own a high-value home or condo, Longbridge Platinum can help you unlock a substantial portion of your home equity. It’s a private jumbo reverse mortgage program (not insured by the Federal Housing Administration) that allows you to access more available funds as compared to a traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). It’s competitive with many forward mortgages and HELOC programs, with more flexibility—and no monthly mortgage payments required.3 It could help you live the retirement of your dreams.

Why Longbridge Platinum Line of Credit1 is the ideal HELOC substitute for seniors.

As compared to a HELOC, it features:

  • Low upfront costs
  • Comparable rate
  • Easier income qualification

And here’s where the Platinum Line of Credit really gives you the gold:

  • No required monthly mortgage payments3
  • A reusable line of credit1
  • All the borrower benefits and safeguards of a standard reverse mortgage program
 Platinum LOCStandard HELOC
OwnershipBoth types of loans allow you to own and keep the title of your home (must keep current with property taxes, insurance, and maintenance)
PaymentsNo monthly mortgage payments required3Requires monthly mortgage payments
Interest deductionYou can deduct the interest, if optional payments are madeYou can deduct the interest
Payoff and redrawAccess up to 75%4 of the Principal Limit during the first 10 years—with the ability to redraw repaid principal amountsCan pay off and redraw during the first 10 years, but there may be a penalty
Rate adjustmentsEvery monthEvery month
Payback deadlineNone, as long as you meet the terms of the loan and remain in your homeTypically comes due after 10 years
Prepayment penaltyNo penalty for early repaymentPrepayment penalties can be charged in some cases—ask your lender
Non-recourse loan protectionYou and your heirs aren’t personally liable if the loan amount exceeds the home value when the home is sold and the loan is repaid.No such protection
CounselingIndependent, Platinum-approved counseling helps you fully understand your optionsNo independent counseling provided
QualificationsMust be a homeowner age 55+* and use the home as your primary residenceMust qualify based on credit score and income
Longbridge Platinum features:
  • Loan amounts up to $4 million5 in available cash and the widest range of eligible home values
  • Attractive low-rate options
  • No mortgage insurance premium = lower upfront costs
  • No penalties for prepayment
  • Non-recourse protection = no personal liability
  • Greater flexibility and fewer restrictions
  • Expanded eligibility for condos
  • Streamlined approval process

A choice of payout options to help you meet your financial goals:

  • Choose the Fixed-Rate Program if you’re looking for a full-draw loan at a low, fixed rate
  • Or opt for the Line of Credit Program1 if you want some upfront cash now—and a reusable line of credit for the future

As with any reverse mortgage, there are no required monthly mortgage payments. You must continue to pay real-estate taxes, homeowners insurance, and property maintenance as usual.

Use the power of Platinum to your advantage.

You’re free to use your home equity as you choose:
  • Pay off an existing mortgage and other debt to eliminate monthly payments.
  • Generate a lump sum of cash that’s income tax-free2 for home renovations or repairs, medical expenses, and more.
  • Use the line of credit option1 to set up a financial “safety net” for the future.
  • Refinance an existing reverse mortgage to get more available cash.
  • Buy a house or condo that’s better sized or suited to your retirement needs.

The information is free. The loan can be life-changing. Call or fill out the form to get your free info kit—or get a free quote now.

Answers to the most common questions about Longbridge Platinum

It’s a proprietary, non-Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reverse mortgage program for homeowners age 55 and older* with a high-value home or condo. It lets you borrow against your home equity without having to make monthly mortgage payments. You must continue to pay property taxes, homeowners insurance, and for home maintenance.

While subject to the same regulatory requirements as HECM loans, there are some important differences. Longbridge Platinum allows you to access more of your home’s equity than a standard HECM—up to $4M.5 It’s specifically for properties which either have higher home values or are not eligible for FHA financing, such as condominiums or some Planned Unit Developments. Compared to a HECM, Platinum has low upfront costs and no mortgage insurance premiums, which can save you thousands over the life of the loan.

Longbridge Platinum has borrower protections similar to standard reverse mortgages. No matter what happens in the economy, how much money you receive, or how long you live in your home, you won’t be required to make a mortgage payment, as long as you keep current with property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. Plus, Platinum is a non-recourse loan—the lender cannot hold you or your heirs personally liable, even if the loan amount exceeds the home’s value when the loan is repaid.

Yes. You retain the same ownership and title that you have today, as long as you meet your loan obligations, which includes keeping current with taxes, insurance, and maintenance. Just like a traditional “forward” mortgage, the lender simply puts a lien on the property—which is paid off when you sell your home, or when the last borrower no longer lives in it. Your heirs inherit the house, just as they would with any other mortgage, and can decide how to repay the loan.

With a standard mortgage, you must make monthly payments to the lender, eventually paying off the mortgage over time. Longbridge Platinum lets you receive a lump sum of cash at closing with two options: with no initial-draw limits, or with some cash upfront and the rest in a reusable line of credit.1 As long as you live in your home, you never have to make a monthly mortgage payment. However, just like a conventional forward mortgage, you must continue to pay property taxes, homeowners insurance, and for home maintenance.
It’s your money—you can use it in any way you wish. It’s non-taxable and typically does not affect Social Security payments. We recommend that you consult a financial advisor and appropriate government agencies for any effect on taxes or government benefits you may be receiving – especially when receiving a large lump sum from a reverse mortgage at closing. Having excess funds in your account could impact eligibility for certain government benefit programs.

The loan comes due when you 1) sell the property; 2) no longer live in the home as your primary residence; or 3) if you fail to meet one of the requirements of the loan—such as paying property taxes, homeowners insurance, and for home maintenance.

Since you retain the title to your home, you also retain your obligations as a homeowner—such as paying your property taxes and insurance, and any other assessments that may be applied to your property (e.g., homeowners association fees).

Yes. After the balance of your Longbridge Platinum reverse mortgage is paid off, any remaining equity goes to your heirs. That amount will depend on a number of variables, such as loan balance, how long you stay in your home, how much your home appreciates in value, and other factors.

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  1. Borrowers who elect a fixed rate loan will receive a single disbursement lump sum payment. Other payment options are available only for adjustable rate mortgages.
  2. Consult a financial advisor and appropriate government agencies for any effect on taxes or government benefits.
  3. As with any mortgage, you must meet your loan obligations by keeping current with property taxes, insurance, and maintenance.
  4. Except for the first 25% taken at closing.
  5. The state of MA has a maximum loan amount/lending limit of $2,000,000.
*Available to borrowers as young as 55 in select states only. Higher minimum age requirements may apply. Longbridge Platinum Reverse Mortgage (“Platinum”) is Longbridge Financial, LLC’s proprietary loan program and is not affiliated with the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan program, which is insured by FHA. Platinum is available to qualified borrowers who also may be eligible for FHA’s HECM program or are seeking loan proceeds that are higher than FHA’s HECM program limit. Platinum currently is available only for eligible properties in select states. Please contact your loan originator to see if it is currently available in your state.