Sale-Leasebacks vs. Reverse Mortgages vs. REFIs

What's the difference between a Sale-Leaseback, a REFI, and a Reverse Mortgage? Here's how they compare.

December 6, 2022
Sale-Leasebacks vs. Reverse Mortgages vs. REFIs
When people first hear of a sale-leaseback, they often reflexively either ask “so is it a reverse mortgage?” or “is it better than refinancing?”
In comparison to both reverse mortgages and REFIs, sale-leasebacks unlock more equity, minimize ongoing costs, remove the burdens of homeownership, and offer many more financial and lifestyle benefits. 

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What’s a Reverse Mortgage? 

In the simplest terms, a reverse mortgage is a complex cash loan that allows homeowners above the age of 62 to access their home equity.

Instead of making monthly payments, homeowners receive money from the lender. When the homeowner moves, dies, or stops paying taxes or insurance, the mortgage comes due. 

And What's a REFI?

A refinance, or REFI, allows homeowners to swap out their existing credit agreement with a new mortgage at a more advantageous rate. This allows homeowners to lower their monthly payments and, in many instances, pay off their mortgage quicker.

REFIs are popular when interest-rates decline, as people who took out mortgages at higher rates use the opportunity to revise the terms of their original loan. 

So, How Do They Stack Up? 

Despite their perceived similarities, a sale-leaseback is an entirely different financial tool that is simpler and more empowering for homeowners. See for yourself below!

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