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not a quality reference on the topic
on December 3, 2006
The only thing good about this book is that at one time it was the only book available on reverse mortgages. That is no longer the case. While I haven't sampled the other titles to say how they compare, I can say that you'll find better quality information freely available on the net.
Among the flaws of this book:
It dedicates about 3 chapters (see the table of contents) to discussing what you can do with your money after you've obtained a reverse mortgage. As there are no real restrictions on how that money can be spent, these are useless, arbitrary chapters that would be far better covered in a book on how to spend your retirement.
The few interesting facts the book does introduce (such as the possibility of reducing fees if the mortgage proceeds are applied to long-term care insurance) are not backed up with references, or - as it turns out - explained as being proposed legislation that may never become reality.