Renee grew up in the Midwest, which she attributes to her down-to-earth nature and good old-fashioned common sense. A graduate of The Ohio State University, her background is in communications, starting out as a sales trainer in the banking industry. She eventually transitioned to corporate public relations, where she enjoyed a 20+ year career helping technology start-ups hone their business stories and then land them press coverage in leading trade and business publications.
A move in 2002 took her to Virginia, where she began investing in real estate, developing a strong interest in the housing market. In her dealings with homebuyers, it became clear that far too many people had not saved enough for future moves, emergencies, or their retirement. When she heard about a government loan created for seniors and baby boomers (like herself) that enabled people 62 and older to purchase a home for roughly 55 percent down and never have to make another mortgage payment, or stay in their existing home and safely convert a portion of its equity to create a reserve for emergencies or future unknowns, she decided to make the transition and become a licensed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Specialist.
As a skilled communicator, she enjoys educating boomers and retirees on the many benefits of the recently revamped FHA-insured HECM loan, and how it can bring them peace of mind and help them create their best possible retirement.
Borrower must occupy home as primary residence and remain current on property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, the costs of home maintenance, and any HOA fees.