Options for the 62+

As a Senior Real Estate Consultant Jack understands the housing challenges facing aging adults.  Should you remodel or find a new home that will match the lifestyle changes that come with aging.

HECM Purchase and refinance:  Buy a new/newer home or remodel.  Use cash from your home, and HECM loan proceeds for the rest. The programs allow you to find a suitable and safe home that will allow you to age in place well into the future.

About Jack Benke, GRI, CBR, MMP, CEA,

Jack is a multi-generational lender and especially enjoys working with 62+ aging adult homeowners. Jack Benke acquired a number of professional disciplines over the years and puts them to work for his clients everyday.  Jack spent 22+ years in the construction industry 1969-1991.  Jack took the opportunity in 1991 to make a career change.  Jack attended St Thomas University under their "Parents on Campus Program" and majored in Economics from 1991-1995.  Jack founded Home Mortgage of Minnesota, Inc. in 1999 - 2013.  In 2000 and obtained a Real Estate Brokers license in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida in 2002.  Jack joined Spectra Home Mortgage, Inc. in 2013, and holds the Minnesota Mortgage Professional MMP designation.  Jack is Mortgage Loan Originator and is a Reverse Mortgage Program Specialist.

As a former Registered Representative Series 24, 7 , 66, financial adviser, retirement and business planner from 2005 to 2013, Jack can work with your financial, legal, and other professionals to help you navigate the financial challenges of aging, and stay independent in a home of your choosing. Jack uses sound financial and retirement planning knowledge and experience to help 62+ eligible homeowners understand and determine suitability; that is, if a reverse mortgage is right for their situation.  Let Jack help you remain independent for as long as possible, by helping you put all your financial assets to work.  A reverse mortgage in your retirement plan can provide a stable and secure retirement, avoid premature depletion of your retirement assets, manage 'sequence of returns risk', maximize social security, payoff debt, and increase financial longevity. 

Other accomplishments and academic achievements:

Jack founded Real Estate Opportunities, Inc in 2001.  Jack is currently a licensed Real Estate Broker in MN and FL.  Jack has earned the following real estate designations: Graduate Realtor Institute GRI, Certified Buyer Representative CBR, Accredited Buyer Representative ABR, Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES, and 1031 Exchange. Jack is a former licensed building contractor in MN and WI, and has many years of experience in the building industry as a new home and remodeling contractor.  Jack no longer does and building or remodeling.


Upcoming Events

Educational workshop topics

  1. Aging in Place-will my current home work?
  2. Should I sell or remodel my current home?
  3. Will the cost of deferred maintenance force a move?
  4. Can debt on my home help if I need Long-term Care?
  5. There are many reasons to consider a moving at 62+
  6. The Advantages of Engineered System Built Homes

*  Times, dates, and locations to be determined.