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(1) To be eligible for a reverse annuity mortgage loan, the applicant must do the following:

(a) successfully complete the required counseling (information about required counseling is available by contacting the Board of Housing by mail at P.O. Box 200528, Helena, MT 59620-0528 or by telephone at (406) 841-2845 or (406) 841-2838);

(b) submit a reverse annuity mortgage application package to the board;

(c) agree to allow the board to obtain a current FHA appraisal and title insurance policy for the property;

(d) agree to pay for all closing costs including, but not limited to, the appraisal, title insurance policy, document recording, and other closing costs;

(e) assure that the reverse annuity loan is in first lien position at loan closing;

(f) be at least 68 years of age or older, except as provided on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Housing;

(g) meet the income limits as set by the board;

(h) if the property is jointly owned, both borrowers must meet all of the conditions;

(i) if property is jointly owned, it must be held as joint tenants, with rights of survivorship.


History: 90-6-507, MCA; IMP, 90-6-505, 90-6-506, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1783, Eff. 9/14/90; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 644, Eff. 3/13/98; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 783, Eff. 6/10/17.

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