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FHA guidelines do not require you to have purchased your existing home in order to qualify for the FHA reverse mortgage. Check with your FHA lender to see if your dwelling qualifies.

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Can Non-FHA Loans Become Reverse Loans?

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FHA guidelines do not require you to have purchased your existing home in order to qualify for the FHA reverse mortgage. Provided you meet all the requirements (age 62 or older, occupying the home as the primary residence, etc) to qualify for a reverse mortgage, you can get approved so long as your property meets HUD requirements. Your new mortgage will be an FHA insured loan, regardless of the status of the prior loan.

The approved dwellings for an FHA reverse mortgage include Townhouses, detached homes, units in condominiums and some manufactured homes. Check with your FHA lender to learn more about FHA guidelines on building types or to see if your dwelling qualifies.

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