Monday, August 20, 2012

How Can I Use a FHA 203k Renovation Loan?


In a recent article I showed you how quick and easy the FHA 203K Loan process was and how it can benefit you and your family in their search for the perfect home. We talked about how you can purchase or refinance and get the money to buy or to pay off your current mortgage alongl with an escrow account for repairs all in one simple loan process at great FHA rates. Now I want to outline some of the common and not so common uses of FHA 203K Loans; from making a property handicapped-accessible to waterproofing a home to simply upgrading appiances in poor condition, the FHA 203K loan program gets the job done. So, how can you use the program?

1. New Freestanding Appliances

2. Complete Bathroom Remodel

3. Adding a New Master Bathroom

4. Upgrading Heating & Cooling Systems

5. Well & Septic

6. New Hardiplank Siding

7. Fresh Paint Inside or Out

8. Attic Build-Outs

9. Waterproofing the Basement

10. Finishing the Basement

11. Making the House Handicapped Accessible

12. Complete & Total Renovation

13. Adding a 2nd Floor

14. Adding a Bedroom

15. Moving a Historic House to New Location

16. New Deck & Outdoor Kitchen Area

17. Repairing Water Damage

18. New Hardwood Flooring or New Carpet

19. New Lighting Fixtures

20. New Windows & Doors

21. Upgrading Plumbing & Electrical Systems

22. New Fixtures for Tubs, Bathrooms and Kitchens

23. Opening Up a Floorplan

24. New Kitchen Counters

25. Vaulting Your Ceilings

26. Making Your House More Energy Efficient

27. Going Green with Solar Panels

28. Getting a Condo Ready for Your New College Student

29. Much, Much More

There are thousands of reason why people need to renovate and I couldn't possibly list them all here. FHA allows for nearly anything you can think of so long as the value of your renovation supports the new loan amount. I am getting more and more requests to help provide financing so green conscience homeowners can add new energy efficient features, including solar panels, to their homes and save on rapidly rising energy prices. Not to mention FHA will allow your debt to income ratios to be higher if you include energy efficient improvements to your renovation. So whether your renovation idea made the list or not, it is always good to check into FHA 203K Renovation loans before you finance your next home improvement or new home purchase.


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