Can a 97-Year-Old Still Get a 30-Year Mortgage?

Older Americans may not realize that they can still qualify for a mortgage, as the Equal Credit Opportunity Act forbids discrimination in the mortgage market on the basis of age. According to this NAR article 97-year-olds older borrowers are eligible to get loans that will expire even up to their 130th birthdays.

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, borrowers over the age of 65 comprise about 10% of all mortgages that are originated each year, and
more lenders are trying to promote to retirees that they can still qualify with special lending programs geared to them.

Andrew Oliver
Market Analyst | Team Harborside |

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