The greatest benefit of a reverse mortgage is that there are no payments due as long as you live in your home. Reverse mortgages are different than a typical home loan in the following ways:
In order to be approved for a reverse mortgage you must be 62 years or older and have equity in your home. If you fit this profile, you should consider a reverse mortgage to accommodate retirement rather then downsizing or renting. In addition, you could use the money from your reverse mortgage however you want!