One danger of reverse mortgages: A 101-year-old Detroit woman was evicted from her foreclosed house after her son failed to pay property taxes linked to a reverse mortgage. Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and his charity S.A.Y. Detroit helped her. (Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP Photo)

As seniors enter retirement, many of them are bringing their mortgages right along with them — despite the fact that home equity is on the rise.

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