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With a Reverse Mortgage you could purchase a home for NO money down! Take the first step here by getting pre-approved quickly and easily!

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Henry Ford said about the Model T, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black!” The equivalent in lending is the representative who works for a single lender. Their limited product selection may be what they have to sell but it may not be the best solution for you.

Operating as both a direct lender and a mortgage broker, C2 Financial Corporation – Shawn Sidhu is approved with every major reverse mortgage lender giving you access to more than fifty different product options. Unlike loan officers who can only offer a single lender option, C2 Reverse Mortgage Professionals will recommend the lender and the products that best suit your highly individual needs.

HECM Options

  • HECM Single Disbursement Payment Option. Historically, HECM borrowers had to take all of the loan proceeds available to them. HUD has created a HECM “mini” option that allows you to take less money at closing. If you are eligible for a $100,000 loan, for example, but don’t want that much money, you can choose a single disbursement equal to 60 percent or less of that sum. Unfortunately, if you wanted more money at a later time, you would not be able to access any additional funds. However, this is a great option for someone who wants to preserve the equity in his home by utilizing a smaller amount of funds.
  • HECM for Purchase. While retirees typically use a HECM to cover living expenses, supplement income, eliminate debts, or pay for healthcare, a growing segment of the senior population is using HECMs to purchase new homes that better suit their needs. The advantage of using a HECM for Purchase is that the new home is purchased outright, using funds from the sale of the old home, which are then combined with the reverse mortgage proceeds. This homebuying process leaves you with no monthly mortgage payments. While study after study reveals that an overwhelming percentage of seniors want to continue living in their current home for as long as possible, for some people that isn’t the best, or safest, option. HECM for Purchase offers a solution for downsizing into a place that’s more easily navigable, possibly more energy efficient, maintenance costs, or which is closer to friends and family.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)

HECM is the commonly used acronym for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, which is a reverse mortgage insured by and regulated by the Federal Housing Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The maximum amount of loan proceeds you may access during the first 12 months after closing is equal to 60 percent of the full loan amount. For example, if you are eligible for a $100,000 loan, you may only access $60,000. After the initial year has expired, you may use as much or as little of the loan proceeds as you wish. There are exceptions. You can withdraw a bit more if you have an existing mortgage, or other liens on the property, that exceed the 60 percent limit. You must pay off these “mandatory obligations” as the government calls them, before qualifying for the reverse mortgage. You can withdraw enough to pay off these obligations, plus another 10 percent of the maximum allowable amount — in which case that’s an extra $10,000, or 10 percent of $100,000.

FHA collects a Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) at closing based on the amount of funds withdrawn during the initial year. As long as you don’t take more than 60 percent of the available funds in the first year, you will be charged an upfront MIP of 0.50 percent of the appraised value of the home. If, however, you take more than 60 percent, the upfront MIP will be 2.50 percent.

A HECM is not a government loan. It is a loan issued by a private lender that is insured by the FHA. The borrower pays an insurance fee upfront at loan origination, and each year the borrower is charged an annual insurance fee of 1.25% of the outstanding loan balance. Your loan balance thus increases by the amount of this fee. The insurance purchased by this fee protects the borrower (1) if and when the lender is not able to make a payment; and (2) if the value of the home upon selling is not enough to cover the loan balance. In the latter case, the FHA will pay off the remaining balance. Currently, HECMs make up the vast majority of reverse mortgages offered in America. HECMs come with rules and regulations that include a requirement that the borrower receive third-party counseling.

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Proprietary Reverse Mortgages

Right now, very few proprietary reverse mortgages exist. However, it’s important to mention them, because market conditions may change in the foreseeable future when property values stabilize.

Proprietary reverse mortgages are non-FHA insured reverse mortgages offered by banks and mortgage companies. They are not subject to all of the same regulations as HECMs. In some states, no counseling is required, although it is always recommended and required by some lenders.

Proprietary reverse mortgages are sometimes called “jumbo” reverse mortgages, because they are taken on higher-valued homes, generally $750,000 or more.

Non Mortgage Products

One new available option is not a mortgage at all but a program that allows homeowners to share some of their future property appreciation through a program that provides cash today. C2 Financial Corporation is approved with the company that offers this option and in certain circumstances, it may be a better choice if you own higher-value homes.

Your C2 Reverse Mortgage professional can explain the program and its benefits to you when reviewing your equity management options.

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SOME OF OUR SATISFIED CLIENTS

C2 Financial Corporation - Shawn Sidhu
5.0
Based on 106 Reviews
Anne W.
Anne W.
2018-03-30 17:08:26
Sean,I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you. It was great to receive your updates so that everyone knew where we were in...
Nanette G.
Nanette G.
2018-03-14 00:18:55
I had recently refinanced my home and had an excellent experience working with Shawn. Shawn at C2 Financial Corporation is very professional and he has...
Prakash A.
Prakash A.
2018-02-15 21:36:29
I've refinanced my home a couple of times, so fairly familiar with the process. Working with Shawn at C2 Financial on my refinance however was pleasantly...
Erik B.
Erik B.
2018-02-08 18:01:21
Another update. I used Shawn on a loan for purchasing a new house. He's streamlined the process even more and it was so easy and quick. I almost didn't...
Cinto S.
Cinto S.
2017-12-04 10:41:01
Shawn is a great mortgage lender who will be there for you till the home closing is done. He is very responsive, transparent, providing great rates. For a...
Syed Ibrahim M.
Syed Ibrahim M.
2017-11-11 18:40:29
I worked with Shawn for getting my pre-approval for our home in east bay area recently. He was referred to me by my realtor. Being first home buyers, Shawn...
Jeremy T.
Jeremy T.
2017-09-24 15:32:57
I recently worked with Shawn in finding and closing on a home in San Jose. He was referred to me by my realtor, and was instrumental in the process. His...
RICHARD Gammad
RICHARD Gammad
08:44 04 Jun 18
Shawn has help my family twice, both times with a refinance with cash out. Shawn is patient, helpful, and very insightful about what is actually possible. The team he works with during the loan process are some of the most helpful people in the business. The refinancing process with C2 Financial was very smooth, and throughout the process you are informed of the next steps and the status of your loan. Shawn is also very willing to give you phone call to ease your concerns. I know in the future where to turn to when in need of a mortgage broker. Thanks again Shawn.
Tushar Arora
Tushar Arora
19:50 25 May 18
Shawn helped us in getting pre-approval as well as under-written for our home loan application. Being first time home buyers, it was amazing home he explained different terms and pieces in lending process. He has great deal of knowledge and is good in providing charts / detailed comparisons of different scenarios (like different downpayment amounts, total purchase price etc).Plus: Online application process, super easy to upload documents etc. Would definitely recommend him and his team..He should be able to help with loans for properties under litigations as well !!
Margaret Hirst
Margaret Hirst
17:00 16 May 18
Shawn and his people were fantastic. I never had a refi go this smoothly. They took care of everything and had a great product to boot. I would highly recommend C2 Financial.
Risa Harrison
Risa Harrison
17:31 14 May 18
Shawn is very detail oriented, timely, and helped us get the best rate for our home. As first time homebuyers he explained our different options to us, and answered our questions in a way we could understand. We highly recommend Shawn and C2 Financial!
Jana Chow
Jana Chow
19:16 19 Apr 18
My husband and I used Shawn to purchase our first home, and he made the process run smoothly from start to finish. He asked great questions to get a clear picture of what we were looking for, and he gave us a great menu of options to fit our needs and budget. He recommended that we set up a TBD loan, which made our offer stronger, and the escrow process shorter. In hindsight, I think having the TBD loan documentation in hand when we put in our bid was one of the reasons our offer was accepted. Shawn was incredibly professional and communicated well with our real estate agent and every other person involved with the loan underwriting process. He gave us all thorough information and provided us the best loan options available....and we closed in 3 weeks, in the most competitive market in the country! Couldn’t have done this without Shawn.
Anne Walker Citraro
Anne Walker Citraro
00:09 31 Mar 18
Sean,I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you. It was great to receive your updates so that everyone knew where we were in the process. The seller's agent was able to keep her client informed, which made us all look good.You and your team performed on time, except for the slight delay by the seller at the end. I never had to bug you about anything. These are all signs of a good mortgage broker who does his job well.
Nanette G
Nanette G
07:16 14 Mar 18
I would highly recommend Shawn at C2 Financial. Shawn provided excellent customer service. He is very professional was great at keeping me informed, step by step on the refinance process. Thank you????
Julie&Ramon LeFrancois
Julie&Ramon LeFrancois
07:29 09 Dec 17
Shawn & his team got us pre approved at an excellent rate. When we went into contract he quickly and efficiently got our loan processed and easily had us ready to close in under 21 days. Shawn was alway ahead of the game. Highly recommended.
Andy K
Andy K
04:10 08 Dec 17
Shawn was referred to me by a friend to manage my mortgage loan life cycle from start to finish. I had an excellent experience with Shawn and his staff. It was easy. They were quick and effective at resolving issues and helpful in clarifying all of my questions and concerns. Shawn was professional, result oriented and focused while guiding me through my home purchasing process, helping me achieve the best possible outcome. I will recommend Shawn and his crew to my friends in the future. Shawn is simply excellent.
Cinto Sunny
Cinto Sunny
18:33 06 Dec 17
Shawn is a great mortgage lender who will be there for you till the home closing is done. He is very responsive, transparent, providing great rates. For a first time buyer like me, it was really important that I had somebody to help me out with all the doubts regarding loan escrow etc. and Shawn would always reply promptly and patiently. He made the whole home buying process a breeze. I would recommend Shawn for any mortgage brokering needs.
Mike Ramos
Mike Ramos
21:09 02 Oct 17
Communication communication communication has been top notch with Shawn. Through out the process Shawn was always quick to respond to any inquires or questions needed. Even when he was in another appointment he promptly let me know that he would get back right away. He actually did everything faster than what he promised. One of the best parts about his was his status updates. He did a very good job on keeping the buyers, sellers, selling agent, and listing agent informed to where everything was in the process. Transparency is key, and he did the best job at it. Shawn is one of the best and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and his services.
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SOME OF OUR SATISFIED CLIENTS

RICHARD Gammad
RICHARD Gammad
08:44 04 Jun 18
Shawn has help my family twice, both times with a refinance with cash out. Shawn is patient, helpful, and very insightful about what is actually possible. The team he works with during the loan process are some of the most helpful people in the business. The refinancing process with C2 Financial was very smooth, and throughout the process you are informed of the next steps and the status of your loan. Shawn is also very willing to give you phone call to ease your concerns. I know in the future where to turn to when in need of a mortgage broker. Thanks again Shawn.
Tushar Arora
Tushar Arora
19:50 25 May 18
Shawn helped us in getting pre-approval as well as under-written for our home loan application. Being first time home buyers, it was amazing home he explained different terms and pieces in lending process. He has great deal of knowledge and is good in providing charts / detailed comparisons of different scenarios (like different downpayment amounts, total purchase price etc).Plus: Online application process, super easy to upload documents etc. Would definitely recommend him and his team..He should be able to help with loans for properties under litigations as well !!
Margaret Hirst
Margaret Hirst
17:00 16 May 18
Shawn and his people were fantastic. I never had a refi go this smoothly. They took care of everything and had a great product to boot. I would highly recommend C2 Financial.
Risa Harrison
Risa Harrison
17:31 14 May 18
Shawn is very detail oriented, timely, and helped us get the best rate for our home. As first time homebuyers he explained our different options to us, and answered our questions in a way we could understand. We highly recommend Shawn and C2 Financial!
Jana Chow
Jana Chow
19:16 19 Apr 18
My husband and I used Shawn to purchase our first home, and he made the process run smoothly from start to finish. He asked great questions to get a clear picture of what we were looking for, and he gave us a great menu of options to fit our needs and budget. He recommended that we set up a TBD loan, which made our offer stronger, and the escrow process shorter. In hindsight, I think having the TBD loan documentation in hand when we put in our bid was one of the reasons our offer was accepted. Shawn was incredibly professional and communicated well with our real estate agent and every other person involved with the loan underwriting process. He gave us all thorough information and provided us the best loan options available....and we closed in 3 weeks, in the most competitive market in the country! Couldn’t have done this without Shawn.
Anne Walker Citraro
Anne Walker Citraro
00:09 31 Mar 18
Sean,I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you. It was great to receive your updates so that everyone knew where we were in the process. The seller's agent was able to keep her client informed, which made us all look good.You and your team performed on time, except for the slight delay by the seller at the end. I never had to bug you about anything. These are all signs of a good mortgage broker who does his job well.
Nanette G
Nanette G
07:16 14 Mar 18
I would highly recommend Shawn at C2 Financial. Shawn provided excellent customer service. He is very professional was great at keeping me informed, step by step on the refinance process. Thank you????
Julie&Ramon LeFrancois
Julie&Ramon LeFrancois
07:29 09 Dec 17
Shawn & his team got us pre approved at an excellent rate. When we went into contract he quickly and efficiently got our loan processed and easily had us ready to close in under 21 days. Shawn was alway ahead of the game. Highly recommended.
Andy K
Andy K
04:10 08 Dec 17
Shawn was referred to me by a friend to manage my mortgage loan life cycle from start to finish. I had an excellent experience with Shawn and his staff. It was easy. They were quick and effective at resolving issues and helpful in clarifying all of my questions and concerns. Shawn was professional, result oriented and focused while guiding me through my home purchasing process, helping me achieve the best possible outcome. I will recommend Shawn and his crew to my friends in the future. Shawn is simply excellent.
Cinto Sunny
Cinto Sunny
18:33 06 Dec 17
Shawn is a great mortgage lender who will be there for you till the home closing is done. He is very responsive, transparent, providing great rates. For a first time buyer like me, it was really important that I had somebody to help me out with all the doubts regarding loan escrow etc. and Shawn would always reply promptly and patiently. He made the whole home buying process a breeze. I would recommend Shawn for any mortgage brokering needs.
Mike Ramos
Mike Ramos
21:09 02 Oct 17
Communication communication communication has been top notch with Shawn. Through out the process Shawn was always quick to respond to any inquires or questions needed. Even when he was in another appointment he promptly let me know that he would get back right away. He actually did everything faster than what he promised. One of the best parts about his was his status updates. He did a very good job on keeping the buyers, sellers, selling agent, and listing agent informed to where everything was in the process. Transparency is key, and he did the best job at it. Shawn is one of the best and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and his services.
Next Reviews
C2 Financial Corporation - Shawn Sidhu
5.0
Based on 106 Reviews
Anne W.
Anne W.
2018-03-30 17:08:26
Sean,I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you. It was great to receive your updates so that everyone knew where we were in...
Nanette G.
Nanette G.
2018-03-14 00:18:55
I had recently refinanced my home and had an excellent experience working with Shawn. Shawn at C2 Financial Corporation is very professional and he has...
Prakash A.
Prakash A.
2018-02-15 21:36:29
I've refinanced my home a couple of times, so fairly familiar with the process. Working with Shawn at C2 Financial on my refinance however was pleasantly...
Erik B.
Erik B.
2018-02-08 18:01:21
Another update. I used Shawn on a loan for purchasing a new house. He's streamlined the process even more and it was so easy and quick. I almost didn't...
Cinto S.
Cinto S.
2017-12-04 10:41:01
Shawn is a great mortgage lender who will be there for you till the home closing is done. He is very responsive, transparent, providing great rates. For a...
Syed Ibrahim M.
Syed Ibrahim M.
2017-11-11 18:40:29
I worked with Shawn for getting my pre-approval for our home in east bay area recently. He was referred to me by my realtor. Being first home buyers, Shawn...
Jeremy T.
Jeremy T.
2017-09-24 15:32:57
I recently worked with Shawn in finding and closing on a home in San Jose. He was referred to me by my realtor, and was instrumental in the process. His...