Similar to a traditional mortgage, the fees of a reverse mortgage are based on a number of items. For example:
- an origination fee is paid to the broker/lender
- a MIP (mortgage insurance premium) is paid to FHA on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)
- an appraisal fee
- a flood certification fee
- a document preparation fee
- title, settlement, and escrow fees.
All costs are clearly shown on the Good Faith Estimate (GFE). Monthly servicing fees could apply.