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Definition Of Equity Release

By David Martin

Normally, older people dream about living a peaceful life after they retire. They hope for a strong economic security, a gorgeous house and plenty of valuable time to treasure those calm moments with their family. However, the more you get older, you find it quite tough to fulfill your dreams. Cost of living has multiplied considerably and the salaries are still constant, not rising with rising inflation. Moreover, the prices of real estate sector are soaring high. However, since the home prices are growing progressively from past few years, this has greatly been advantageous to a lot of home owners since the equity generated because of high prices of homes aid them lead an excellent life.

Equity release helps the home owner to retain the use of their house and at the same time getting constant income through the higher value of home. The chief benefit is that they can return to the income provider later on, normally as soon as the home holder expires. With the help of equity release option, the home owners who don’t want their heirs to own their property, can enjoy the benefit of this choice with equity release option.

Some advantages of equity release option are:

- Tax exemption on a large sum of money attained. This money can even be steady pay, known as annuity, for your remaining life.

- Your real estate is levied lower tax.

- If there is a fall in estate sector, the person who borrows is totally secure because of NNEG-No Negative Equity Guarantee.

- The borrowers do not have to refinance mortgage at lesser costs, if there is a fall in rate of interest.

The drawbacks of equity release option are:

- Your family will get lesser amount of inherited money after your death. These can occur simply if the value of property rises at lesser rate than interest rate on the advance.

- The amount that you can contribute to some charity, reduces greatly.

- Furthermore, a UK houseowner might not be proficient to enjoy all the advantages that are granted with equity release option.

With lifetime mortgage in UK, the homeowners are greatly benefited due to high equity and this option is very popular among people out there. However the homeowner has to give full amount for the current mortgage and this payment is carried out through the earnings of equity release. The equity more than the balance payable on current mortgages, is accessible to the homeowners. Each month the interest mounts up and becomes more than the balance which is payable on the lifetime mortgage. However, it is not compulsory for the last spouse at home, to repay the interests accumulated and proceeds.

A reversion proposal is different from lifetime mortgage. Here the homeowner sells some part or the entire home to the income provider. The salary giver in turn gives the right to the homeowner to reside in the house for his entire life. There is interest accumulated in this plan.

People who get pension and are retired are key recipients of equity release options. However, the homeowner has to be 55 years of age or above.

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