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    • Reasons2b
    • By Reasons2b 22nd Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    Lifetime Mortgage
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    Lifetime Mortgage 22nd Jul 17 at 1:24 PM
    Newspaper reports show that Equity Release through Lifetime Mortgages as grown by 44% this yeas.this in effect means that 1000`s of homehomers have reduced theri holding in their property ,judgeing by the figures,by as much as 25%.,an amount which will raise every year in their future.For whatever short term reason that money is spent on the debt will escalate .A 70,000pound ,the average,loan, will turn into six figutes in less than 10 years.Thereafter,dependant theis lifetime will double and could eventualy triple.all of which will leave a deminished legacy in the futureThe headline in the paper says Dont blow your reserves.Think about that.
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    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 22nd Jul 17, 2:01 PM
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    all of which will leave a deminished legacy in the future
    But allow the person/couple to have a lifestyle in retirement from an asset that generates no income. Of course, they can decide to have no life and live on the breadline to pass more on to their children.

    Equity release is an option of last resort. However, given the massive rise in property values, especially within cities, where often the person is asset rich within their residential property but income poor, then it can make very good sense to them.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from a Financial Adviser local to you.
    • dimbo61
    • By dimbo61 22nd Jul 17, 2:28 PM
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    The costs of selling and downsizing to a smaller property can be considerable !
    Then many people want to spend money making a property a home ( new kitchen, bathroom etc )
    Equity release may suit some people
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 22nd Jul 17, 3:34 PM
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    Why do people have to leave a legacy. Their money. Their choice.

    With an ageing population many people don't even inherit until they themselves are approaching retirement age.
    “ “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.” Sir John Marks Templeton
    • Downsizer
    • By Downsizer 16th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
    Now is the time to wait before commiting to Equity Release though a Lifetime Mortgage.
    The Finacial Conduct Authority, whom I am lead to believe through these columns,is
    looking into an alternative for homeowners in their later years which may exclude having
    to sell up,downsize or finish their years seeing the families,that some may care about
    lose monies to a third party.
    The FCA are considering the simple fact that anyones mortgage does not have to cease
    at any age but can be taken ,as with a expensive Litetime Mortgage,until they pass away.
    Wait and compare it may well be a better choice than what is on the table now.Consider
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 16th Sep 17, 5:50 PM
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    The Finacial Conduct Authority, whom I am lead to believe through these columns,is
    looking into an alternative for homeowners in their later years which may exclude having
    to sell up,downsize or finish their years seeing the families,that some may care about
    lose monies to a third party.
    The new mortgage product being considered is a mortgage for life. it will be an interest only mortgage where you make monthly payments just as you would do with a normal interest only mortgage, except that you do so for the rest of your life.

    When you die, if you have insufficient or no life assurance, the debt will be taken off the value of the estate (just as now). If you have life assurance to the required amount, the debt can be cleared by that.

    Wait and compare it may well be a better choice than what is on the table now.Consider
    That is unlikely as equity release is an option of last resort or an option used by people with no dependents. They dont want the monthly payments. The majority of those doing equity release do so to raise money. Not to increase their monthly commitments.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from a Financial Adviser local to you.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 16th Sep 17, 6:05 PM
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    We don't have children to leave our £300K mortgage free house to.

    Do we take some form of equity release (in the future) to pay for a cleaner and a gardener and other luxuries or do we carry on as we are and leave the lot to nieces and nephews we haven't seen hide nor hair of for over 20 years? Go figure.
    Last edited by Silvertabby; 16-09-2017 at 10:37 PM.
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