you take out a second mortgage on your home, it will need to be
paid back over time.
second mortgage loans may extend that term for 15-20 years, others
may require the mortgage be paid off in as little as one
year. The term of a loan like this is going to be dependent
upon what you need the cash for and how you are able to pay back
who don't want to consider a reverse
mortgage might consider taking this loan out for a longer
period of time than is believed to be necessary. This can
avoid financial hardship in making payments and provide extra
comfort if financial conditions change.
When you do take out a second
mortgage, you should always be sure that you fully understand the
terms of the mortgage note. A low payment is good, but if it
means that you have a large balloon payment at some time, you
could find yourself in trouble.
Like any mortgage, a second
mortgage should also have flexible terms that allow you to pay off
the mortgage in advance without penalty. So for instance, if
you find that you can pay it off several years early, you don't
want to have to pay additional fees to allow you to do