Things You Can Do With The 203k
Mixed Use properties - You can renovate a mixed use property provided the commercial space represents less than one floor of the structure. The commercial uses cannot affect the health and safety of the occupants.
Home buyers and non-profits that purchase HUD-Owned properties can refinance the property using the 203k within six (6) months of the purchase, the same as if the buyer purchased the property with a 203k insured loan to begin with.
The borrower will be eligible as a first time home buyer without the three year waiting period if they are legally separated or divorced, even if they had an interest in a home with their spouse, provided the individual no longer has an interest in the home.
Non-profits can purchase a property, rehabilitate it and sell it or keep it. If the non-profit intends to keep the property as a rental then they should keep the acquisition and rehab costs at the lowest possible number to increase the cash flow.
If the non-profit sells the property they can take advantage of a unique aspect of this program called the "escrow commitment procedure" which allow them to secure a loan based on the "after improved" value of the property. Once a buyer is located that qualifies the non-profit is relieved of liability on that loan since it is fully assumable and the buyer takes over the mortgage. The buyer comes up with a 5% down payment that can be borrowed from the non-profit or anyone else to complete the transaction. If the buyer takes a second with the seller then it must be a five year note or longer. The non-profit may chose to forgive the second or collect it but in either case the non-profit has received 95% of their money up front. It has been setting in an escrow account since the original loan was funded drawing interest in the non-profits name.