It is against the law to discriminate in giving a long-term loan to anyone due to his or her age. The law also states that anyone who qualifies for a mortgage based on the qualifications set for credit and income is eligible for a mortgage payable in 30 years.

If a person dies while the home is under mortgage, the property passes through probate, and people who inherit the property need to refinance it themselves, or put the home up for sale. The bank or lending institution will take ownership of the property if no heirs are found.
What should I consider when getting a 30-year mortgage?

Considerations associated to a 30-year mortgage are typical to many types of loans. Check if you can afford the closing costs and down payment. Study the terms of house insurance, mortgage insurance and property taxes! Also estimate the payments for utilities, such as the bills for electricity and water. All other maintenance expenditures that may occur while you reside at the property need to be taken into account as well.

Banks or other lenders can not deny any person a mortgage based on age alone. The individual is judged as qualified for a mortgage based on his finances – if he or she can pay for the monthly expenses. Simply being able to cover the mortgage payment every month is not a guarantee. The current economic status resulting in the housing crisis has made lending institutions highly critical of any loan applications for cars, houses, and so on. Again, the ability to come up with the money for regular mortgage payment is only a small part of what is needed.

What should I know about the loan itself?

The loan amortization table can give you much information about your prospective loan. You can learn about the amounts you have to set aside for interest payment, principal payment, and monthly payment amount.

These are the integral details you should know about your loan. If you are looking around for the mortgage that’s right for you, an amortization table can give you a better understanding of how expensive or reasonably-priced the mortgage can be. You can identify what you need in terms of interest rates or term length for the loan.

Moe Bedard
My name is Maurice "Moe" Bedard. I am the founder of America's #1 Mortgage Forum, LoanSafe.org. My online work has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Fox Business, and many other media publications.