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The amount of money you can borrow with a reverse mortgage depends on several factors, including your age, the type of reverse mortgage you select, the amount of equity in your home, current interest rates charged by the lender, closing costs, and where you live. Generally, the more valuable the home, the older you are, and the lower the interest rate, the more you can borrow. In addition, lower closing costs will increase the payments you receive. Keep in mind that the amount a homeowner may receive is determined in part by the age of the youngest borrower. There are also loan limits, set annually by the FHA, which vary by geographic area.