Although they don’t seem to have dealt the industry a huge blow in the short run, interest-rate increases could put the brakes on homebuying in the long term
Rising interest rates could make younger retirees reconsider taking out reverse mortgage credit lines
A mortgage that allows for the possibility of negative amortization usually attracts buyers through the fact that they include the option of making lower payments – sometimes when desired. Whenever a payment is made that is less than the amount of interest due for the month, the interest becomes added to the principal – which will ultimately raise the amount of interest each month. This causes negative amortization.