West Virginia Reverse Mortgages

A West Virginia reverse mortgage can help you achieve the financial freedom you deserve while living in the state you love.

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How a Reverse Mortgage Works in West Virginia

For West Virginia retirees looking to expand cash flow in retirement, a home equity conversion mortgage (HECMs) can be an effective option. HECM loans allow eligible West Virginia homeowners to tap into a portion of their home equity, increasing disposable income and helping to cover various expenses that arise in retirement.

WV reverse mortgage proceeds can be used for a variety of options, like the following:

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Supplement fixed sources of income such as pension and Social Security
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Medical costs, bills, and expenses
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Daily costs like groceries, utilities, travel, and more
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Home repairs, renovations, and accessibility improvements
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Retirement fun, like hobbies, leisure, and travel

For Mountain State residents who think this may be a good option for their retirement, GoodLife’s reverse mortgage guide explains everything you need to know about the HECM program. And if you still have questions, you can always reach out to one of our Reverse Mortgage Specialists.

To learn more about the structure of a reverse mortgage in West Virginia, download GoodLife’s reverse mortgage guide.


Reverse Mortgage Qualifications & Requirements

Reverse mortgages in the United States are overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Because federal administrations manage the regulations that govern the way that HECM loans are issued, including in West Virginia, requirements for borrowers are similar across state lines. They include:

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Borrowers must be at least 62 years of age
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Borrowers must have substantial equity in their home
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Borrowers must meet with a HUD-approved third-party counselor
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Borrowers must occupy the property as their primary residence
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Borrowers must be current on debts and other financial obligations
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Borrowers are required to maintain their home to all FHA standards

For more information, be sure to read the reverse mortgage eligibility page. It can help you better understand the requirements and how they may apply to your case. And remember, if you still have questions, a GoodLife Reverse Mortgage Specialist is happy to help.

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West Virginia Reverse Mortgage Process

At GoodLife, we pride ourselves on a fast and effective reverse mortgage application process. With just a few steps to complete, we can help you get the funding you need quickly and efficiently. That way, you can focus on what makes you happiest in retirement. Here’s what it takes to get your funding:


First, one of our Reverse Mortgage Specialists will walk you through the application process and help you understand if this form of funding is really right for your retirement.


Next, you will be required to meet with an FHA-approved counselor who will provide a third-party assessment to help you make the right decision. The FHA requires that all HECM applicants attend such a meeting.


Once you have been okayed by the counselor, you can apply for your loan. During this phase, an FHA-approved appraiser will assess the value of your home and ensure it meets all standards.


After your application is approved, you will have the choice to receive proceeds as a lump sum, monthly installments, or a line of credit. We get cash to you quickly, so you can focus on living the GoodLife in retirement.

Reverse Mortgages in West Virginia: FAQs

What if I still have an existing mortgage?

West Virginia borrowers who still owe money on a mortgage are eligible to apply for a HECM loan. You must still own significant equity — typically over 50% — in the home in order to be considered. Bear in mind that the value of your loan will first be used to pay off the existing mortgage before you begin to receive proceeds.

Are there monthly payments required on a WV reverse mortgage?

No — WV reverse mortgages do not require monthly payments until the loan becomes Due and Payable. This status is triggered by maturation events, such as the death of the borrower or the borrower moving out of the home as their primary residence. You are, however, free to begin paying off the loan whenever you like.

Which properties in West Virginia qualify for a reverse mortgage?

From Charleston to Morgantown, West Virginia reverse mortgage applicants may be able to secure financing through the following types of home:

  • Single-family homes 
  • Townhomes
  • FHA-approved condominiums
  • Two- to four-unit properties

Properties with more than four units are considered commercial and violate the eligibility requirements for a West Virginia reverse mortgage. No matter the type, HECM requirements dictate that the property must be your primary residence as well.

For more information on West Virginia reverse mortgages, refer to GoodLife’s informative reverse mortgage FAQ. You can also contact one of our Reverse Mortgage Specialists to find out more.


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