Home Ownership

These sites are listed to show the range of information available on home ownership. WISER does not endorse any of these sites, and recommends that you investigate the sources before obtaining any services.

Reverse Mortgages

"Long Term Sustainability for Reverse Mortgages: HECM's Impact on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Hearing," looks at the long-term sustainability of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program.
June 2013
Source: AARP

"Changing Attitudes, Changing Motives; The MetLife Study of How Aging Homeowners Use Reverse Mortgages."
March 2012
Source: MetLife

"Reverse Mortgage Loans: Borrowing Against Your Home," an informational packet on reverse mortgages and other types of home loans, to help you make the best decision for you.
October 2010
Source: AARP


"Housing an Aging Population: Are We Prepared?,"analyzes our preparedness for housing the growing older adult population, and implications for the near future.
Source: National Housing Conference; Center for Housing Policy

"Housing Trends Update for the 55+ Market," breaks down the American Housing Survey to analyze the characteristics of the 55+ housing market.
January 2011
Source: MetLife

"Housing Consumption in Late Life: The Role of Income, Health Shocks and Marital Shocks," looks at the ability of Social Security to mediate the consequences of adverse events, whether “health shocks” such as a stroke or hip fracture, or “marital shocks,” principally the death of a spouse.
September 2010
Source: Boston College Retirement Research Center

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