You Can Buy AND Renovate a Home with One Loan!

You Can Buy AND Renovate a Home with One Loan!

Buy AND renovate a home with a 203k mortgage! Because there is much more involved with this loan product than simply “getting a mortgage”; be prepared to be patient. There are a couple of different 203k products: 203k 203k Streamline (aka: Streamline 203k Limited Repair Program) The Streamlined 203(k) loan is the easiest and less costly renovation loan of the two. Eligible Borrowers This loan program is available only to people who plan to use the properties for which they are getting the loans as their primary residences. If a current homeowner needs to rehab his existing home, he can use the 203k refi program. Nonprofit organizations can also qualify for this loan program. *It is not available to investors who will not be living in the...

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Home Energy Savers At No Cost To You!

Home Energy Savers At No Cost To You! We have learned from our teachers that energy is neither created nor destroyed. But, this doesn’t mean that it is free! It’s never a bad time to learn how to conserve energy, which will in turn save you some money. There are many things you can do to lower your electric bill; here are few:  Turn off the stereo, television, lights and such when you leave the room or if they are not in use.  Turn off computer monitor or shut down your computer when not in use.  Just like your television, your computer monitor consumes energy. Also, most tv’s and monitor’s have an energy savings mode that can save you money as well.  Maximize the use of your dishwasher by fully loading them. You actually consume...

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203k Streamline Mortgage – Different From the 203K?

The 203k streamline mortgage is not the same as the 203k mortgage. The FHA 203(K) Streamline obtained its name because it simplifies the loan process by not requiring the extra cost and details found in its counterpart, the FHA 203(K) loan. Eligible Borrowers This loan program is available only to people who plan to use the properties for which they are getting the loans as their primary residences. If a current homeowner needs to rehab his existing home, he can use this program. Nonprofit organizations can also qualify for this loan program. It is not available to investors who will not be living in the property. Eligible Properties The program is focused on single-family, owner-occupied properties, but it is not limited to those. Homeowners can also use...

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Painting? Pay Attention to the Type of Paint You’re Using:

Painting? Pay Attention to the Type of Paint You’re Using:

Don’t pass up buying a home because it requires cosmetic repairs! FHA offers the 203k  mortgage program that provides funds for repairs and/or upgrades. Not to be confused with FHA’s full 203k program, a Streamlined 203k loan eliminates much of the paperwork and simplifies the process to obtain rehab funds. The primary function of the streamline 203k is to aid with those cosmetic or minor repairs One “repair” that is allowed is paint. What kind of paint is best for each room? There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be. Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and...

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203K & 203K Streamline Mortgage…What’s the Difference?

203K & 203K Streamline Mortgage…What’s the Difference?

The 203k streamline mortgage is not the same as the 203k mortgage. The FHA 203(K) Streamline obtained its name because it simplifies the loan process by not requiring the extra cost and details found in its counterpart, the FHA 203(K) loan. Eligible Borrowers This loan program is available only to people who plan to use the properties for which they are getting the loans as their primary residences. If a current homeowner needs to rehab his existing home, he can use this program. Nonprofit organizations can also qualify for this loan program. It is not available to investors who will not be living in the property. Eligible Properties The program is focused on single-family, owner-occupied properties, but it is not limited to those. Homeowners can also use...

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