Friday, September 20, 2013

Can I Make Repairs to a Retaining Wall with My FHA 203k Loan?

The short answer is Yes, you can. You can complete most repairs utilizing the FHA 203k loan guarantee program.

  • Retaining walls, 
  • Foundation repairs or replacement, 
  • Update kitchens and bathrooms, 
  • replace or repair a roof, 
  • Interior and/or exterior paint, 
  • Lead paint abatement or removal, 
  • Asbestos abatement or removal, 
  • Room additions, 
  • Repairs after a fire to include rebuilding a home from the foundation up if needed, 
  • Repairs after a hurricane or tornado, 
  • Repairs to manufactured homes built after June 30, 1976 
  • Adding additional units where zoning allows, 
  • Commerical mixed use buildings... we can finance with 3.5% down payment and include renovation of the residential portions of the property 
  • Add a well and/or septic tank 

Remember that if you only have 3.5% down the FHA 203k loan product may be your best choice. If your credit score is 580-620 the FHA 203k loan product may be your best choice... call me for your best choice of a lender for this program.

IF, on the other hand you have a better credit score, good payment history, and 10-20% down payment you might be better served by a FannieMae HomeStyle Renovation loan product as there is NO MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUM (MIP) which can save you a few hundred dollars per month or more depending on your loan amount. Call me for your best choice for a lender for this loan product.

Mike Young, 203k Team Leader Mike ready for your 203k order 

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