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Is Home Equity Your Largest Retirement Asset?

Learn how housing wealth can create better financial outcomes for decades to come.


Reverse Mortgage Lender

Mary Jo Lafaye

Home Equity Retirement Specialist | NMLS #246222 | 415-259-4979

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Welcome to my website. I hope you can join one of my upcoming webinars; invite a friend, a neighbor, your financial advisor or legal expert. Come one, come all! My goal is to share the latest academic research and various program guidelines with anyone interested in learning more about retirement income, housing wealth, ways to improve financial outcomes throughout retirement, and much more. I love helping older Americans (and their family of advisors) understand the many choices and tools they have at their disposal. Mis-information abounds in the media and the world at large. I like to stick to the facts, and give real-life examples of how you can --even after retirement begins, completely revamp your financial position to live your best life now.

And, yes, you can still leave your remaining home equity to your heirs, including future appreciation. Just like any other retirement asset you tap to fund your golden years, home equity often continues to grow as you benefit from all you have accumulated over past decades.

Whether you need to eliminate a conventional mortgage, thereby freeing yourself from the bondage of a monthly mortgage payment to increase your cash flow, or if you are simply looking to establish a federally insured, growing line of credit as a liquidity tool, I can answer all of your questions and educate anyone that you may look to for guidance so they can advise you more effectively.

If you are looking for ways to pay for care; for yourself, or for a loved one, Mutual of Omaha has a special division, Care Funding Solutions, that can shed a spotlight on the many avenues to pay for the quality care you need and deserve.

From exploring options for grants, to explaining Veteran’s benefits, like Aid and Attendance, to understanding the prudent use of your largest asset, housing wealth, we are here as your resource.

A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the recently revamped version of the former reverse mortgage, is a HUD Program that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) enabling retirees across the country to live a more enjoyable retirement. My goal over the past 17 years in my field has been to help older Americans make the right, informed decision about funding their retirement.

To register for an upcoming educational webinar, and attend from the comfort of your own home, Register HERE. If you don’t enjoy it, I’ll buy you a coffee!

I look forward to assisting you:

  • Purchase a new home to fit your lifestyle needs, WITHOUT taking on a mortgage payment
  • Protect your retirement portfolio so it grows instead of diminishes
  • Reduce monthly expenses by paying off existing mortgage or consolidating debt
  • Enhance your cash flow
  • Incorporate housing wealth into your retirement plan
  • Create an emergency fund
  • Increase cash to help ensure monthly bills are paid
  • Fund for home repairs or upgrades
  • Reduce the burden of out-of-pocket healthcare or in-home caregiver costs
  • Fund the expense for a spouses care away from home
  • Have the cash for a large expense, such as a vacation, a roof, or vehicle
  • Gift down payment funds to the next generation


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Your Reverse Mortgage Specialist serving Marin County, San Rafael, Novato, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Belvedere, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Francisco, the Bay Area, and the surrounding Northern California area.

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