203(k) loans are a great option for buying a fixer-upper and making improvements or repairs to increase the equity in your home. 203(k) loans allow you to finance the purchase of a home and the renovation costs in one loan.
Ways to Improve Your Home:
- Structural alterations and reconstruction
- Elimination of health and safety hazards
- Reconditioning or replacing plumbing
- Installing well and/or septic system
- Modernization and improvements to the home’s function
- Adding or replacing floors and/or flooring treatments
- Major landscape work and site improvements
- Enhancing accessibility for a disabled person
203K vs HomeStyle – What’s the difference?
Choosing the right renovation loan is key! Here’s the difference between FHA 203k and HomeStyle®.
- Minimum 3.5% down
- Owner-occupied only
- Does not require HUD Consultant or Architect
- No cost for final inspection performed by HUD consultant
- Mortgage insurance is non-cancellable
- Maximum loan amount varies by county*
- Generally, higher loan limits
- Minimum 3% down
- Owner-occupied, 2nd home or
- investment properties allowed
- $200 fee for final inspection.
- Mortgage insurance typically less and is may be cancelled.
Ready to renovate? Choosing the right renovation loan is key! Contact us today to see what program is best for you!
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