Welcome to our guide on Proprietary Reverse Mortgages, also known as Jumbo Loans. In this comprehensive overview, we’ll delve into the details of this unique type of Reverse Mortgage loan, designed to provide financial flexibility for homeowners with high-value properties.

What is a Proprietary Reverse Mortgage (Jumbo Loan)?

A Proprietary Reverse Mortgage, commonly referred to as a Jumbo Loan, allows homeowners to borrow against the equity in their homes beyond the federal limit of $1,149,825. This type of loan offers borrowers the opportunity to access a larger pool of funds compared to traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), which are subject to federal limits. These loans are typically backed by private lending companies and are not insured by the FHA.

Key Features of a Proprietary Reverse Mortgage:

  • Higher Loan Limits: Unlike traditional Reverse Mortgages, which are capped at $1,149,825 by federal regulations, Jumbo Loans allow borrowers to access a higher percentage of their home’s appraised value, providing greater borrowing power.
  • Fixed or Adjustable Rates: Jumbo Loans offer borrowers the flexibility to choose between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loan options, depending on their individual financial needs and preferences.
  • Backed by Lending Companies: Jumbo Loans are typically backed by private lending companies rather than government agencies such as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). This means that the loan is not federally-insured or backed by the FHA, and the lending company assumes the risk associated with the loan.

Benefits of a Proprietary Reverse Mortgage:

  • Access to Additional Funds: Homeowners with high-value properties can access a larger pool of funds beyond the federal limit, providing greater financial flexibility for various purposes such as home improvements, healthcare expenses, debt consolidation, or enhancing retirement income.
  • Flexible Loan Options: Jumbo Loans offer borrowers the flexibility to choose between fixed or adjustable rates, allowing them to tailor the loan to their specific financial goals and preferences.
  • Preservation of Federal Loan Limits: By opting for a Jumbo Loan, homeowners can avoid exceeding the federal loan limits imposed on traditional Reverse Mortgages, ensuring that they can maximize their borrowing potential without constraints.


Borrowers are responsible for maintaining the property and meeting property-related expenses such as property taxes, insurance, and homeowner association fees.


Proprietary Reverse Mortgages are not subject to FHA lending limits or occupancy requirements. However, lenders may impose their own eligibility criteria and restrictions.


Proprietary Reverse Mortgages involve costs that are usually a bit lower than traditional HECM loans, including upfront costs such as origination fees, closing costs, and ongoing interest and servicing fees. However, lenders may also charge additional fees or impose different fee structures.

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If you’re interested in learning more about whether a Jumbo Loan is right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team for personalized guidance and assistance. Contact an Alliance Reverse Mortgage Specialist today to explore this innovative loan program and how it can meet your needs.

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