One of the most significant developments in the history of reverse mortgages occurred recently when FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery announced that a new single national limit had been reached, eliminating critical geographical boundaries for many seniors in the country’s most popular reverse mortgage program.

Loans insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, or HECMs, now have a common ceiling of $417,000, regardless of where the home is located.

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