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Sharlynn Thompson

Loan Officer / HECM Specialist
NMLS # 291893
State Lic UT #0191842
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I specialize in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM).

A HECM is a government insured loan that enables homeowners a way to turn equity locked in their home into tax advantaged cash (consult your financial advisor) giving you monthly mortgage payments options. An important thing to remember is your name stays on title, so you own your property. This is a non-recourse loan so there is no debt left to heirs. The property must be maintained and the home owners insurance and taxes must be kept current.
If you are 62 years old or older, own and live in the home (must be your principal residence)
There is a calculation to determine the amount of money that is eligible. The calculation is based on age, appraisal of the home, and current interest rates.

A HECM can be used to purchase a home, often referred to as H4P. It can also be used to refinance a first and/or second traditional mortgages. Other reasons could include: increasing monthly cash flow, pay off credit card or medical bills, home repairs or improvements, travel, gifts, the list can go on.

About Me

I have been in the financial world for over 25 years. I have worked in various areas and studied different products and services. Currently I am a licensed mortgage loan officer at Academy Mortgage Corporation. I specialize in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) products. HECM's are Reverse Mortgages insured by FHA.

Home Mortgage Tools

How much will my fixed rate mortgage payment be?

This calculator computes the payments (principal and interest), based on home price, down payment, and other factors.

How much mortgage might I qualify for?

This calculator computes the finance amount, based on income, expenses, credit rating, and other factors.

How much home can I afford?

This calculator computes the most expensive house you can buy, based on the highest payment you can afford.

How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment?

Increasing your payment will reduce the principal on your mortgage, the total amount of interest you’ll pay, and the number of payments.

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