Reverse mortgages are attracting a younger crowd. Originally they were designed to help cash-poor older people stay in their homes, as a loan of "last resort." But boomers ages 62 to 64 now represent 20 percent of prospective borrowers (62 is the earliest age you can apply), according to a recent survey by MetLife Mature Market Institute. Nearly half the people considering a reverse mortgage today are under 70.
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