Mark Atkinson Biography

Who am I

Over 9 Trillion dollars in home equity are in homes owned by those over the age 65. The number one concern of seniors is running out of money in their retirement. It doesn’t have to be that way.

I’m Mark Atkinson, a Retirement Mortgage Specialist for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. I specialize in HECM loans, reverse mortgages, as a strategic source of funds to help seniors, increase cash flow, lower taxable income, and create a larger legacy for their families.

I have been in the real estate industry for over 35 years as a California Real estate broker specializing in the new home business, and now as a licensed mortgage loan originator licensed in California and Arizona.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am working for Fairway, and the company’s reverse division. With unprecedented team support we’re dedicated to helping seniors understand that with a reverse mortgage, strategically used, and not as a last resort, we can actually change the daunting retirement picture in America. Make no mistake, there is a retirement crisis in our country, and it’s going to get worse with 10,000 people a day reaching retirement age for the foreseeable future.

Let me work with your financial planner, CPA, or estate planner, and see how together we can enhance your retirement years so you can help family members with schooling, plan for your health care options before they become a crisis, and actually live instead of just being alive. The reverse mortgage can be the “Swiss army knife” in your retirement portfolio.

There are numerous safeguards in the HECM loans that weren’t in place just a few years ago, thereby protecting you, your spouse, and beneficiaries.

“This is going to become one of the key means of funding retirement in the future”, Robert Merton-Nobel Prize winning economist.

“Revisit your outdated thinking with an open mind about a tool that is on the cusp of more widespread use”, Dr. Wade Pfau – Professor of Retirement Income

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