Is a reverse mortgage a good thing?

Reverse mortgages can definitely be a 'good thing' however it really depends on your personal situation. Many seniors find it beneficial to explore reverse mortgages if they are having trouble keeping up with bills or heath care expenses. A Reverse mortgage can help but allowing you to draw from the equity your home has built up over the years with out having to sell it. This can help many people retire more comfortably.

In order to obtain an NJ reverse mortgage (or in other states I believe), you must be at least 62 years of age, live in your home as a primary residence, and own the home in full (or at least be able to pay the balance of your home with the proceeds of the reverse mortgage).