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Colorado FHA 203K Loans

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Getting a Mortgage Loan for a Fixer-Upper: A Primer on FHA 203k Loans The idea of buying a fixer-upper and turning it into your dream abode can seem so perfect -- every nook and cranny just to your specifications! The reality, however, can be harsh. When you realize how much it will cost to remodel, you often also realize that you can’t afford it. Or you find out that a lender won’t give you a loan because the home is considered “uninhabitable” as it is. That’s where an FHA 203k loan comes in. An FHA 203k loan is a loan backed by the federal government and given to buyers who want to buy a damaged or older home and do repairs on it. Here’s how it works: Let’s say you want to buy a home that needs a brand-new bathroom and kitchen. An FHA 203k lender would then give you the money to buy (or refinance) the house plus the money to do the necessary renovations to the kitchen and bathroom. Often the loan will also include: 1) an up to 20 percent “contingency reserve” so that you will have the funds to complete the remodel in the event it ends up costing more than the estimates suggested and/or 2) a provision that gives you up to about six months of mortgage payments so you can live elsewhere while you’re remodeling, but still pay the mortgage payments on the new home. What kinds of properties qualify? Qualifying homes include: a one- to four-family home that has been completed for a least a year; a home that has been torn down, provided that some of the existing foundation is still in place; a home that you want to move to a new location. The home cannot be a co-op, but some condos are eligible. For a full list of eligible properties, see this. Your property will also have to qualify under the usual FHA requirements. For example, its value cannot exceed a certain maximum amount, which depends on where you live. What are the pros and cons of these type of loans? The main benefit of a 203k loan is that it give you the ability to buy a home in need of repairs that you might not otherwise have been able to afford to buy. Plus, the down payment requirements are minimal, and often you get decent interest rates (note that the interest rates and discount points will vary by 203k lender, so it’s important to make sure that you’re getting a good deal on the loan). The downsides are that not all properties qualify, there are limits on the funding you can get and applying for the loan isn't easy. For example, to apply for the loan you may need to hire an independent consultant to prepare the exhibits required (to get the loan, you have to provide a detailed proposal of the work you want to do and cost estimates for each item). For more information on 203k loans, call us at 303-526-9620.
FHA 203k Fixer-Upper Home Loans
There are many different loans and often more than one that will work for you. Peak Home Mortgage invites you to talk with us and let us help you decide what is best for you. Review the other options below
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Peak Home Mortgage | 25147 Foothills Dr. N| Golden, CO| 80401| Tel: 303-526-9620 - NMLS 1008665 - CO Lic. 100044763
Our services are available in Denver, Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Greeley, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Mountain cities, Grand Junction, Montrose, Durango and every city in between. Just give us a call and we will be able to let you know if we can help in a few short minutes!

Colorado FHA 203K Loans

Rates differ based on each persons credit
Getting a Mortgage Loan for a Fixer-Upper: A Primer on FHA 203k Loans The idea of buying a fixer-upper and turning it into your dream abode can seem so perfect -- every nook and cranny just to your specifications! The reality, however, can be harsh. When you realize how much it will cost to remodel, you often also realize that you can’t afford it. Or you find out that a lender won’t give you a loan because the home is considered “uninhabitable” as it is. That’s where an FHA 203k loan comes in. An FHA 203k loan is a loan backed by the federal government and given to buyers who want to buy a damaged or older home and do repairs on it. Here’s how it works: Let’s say you want to buy a home that needs a brand-new bathroom and kitchen. An FHA 203k lender would then give you the money to buy (or refinance) the house plus the money to do the necessary renovations to the kitchen and bathroom. Often the loan will also include: 1) an up to 20 percent “contingency reserve” so that you will have the funds to complete the remodel in the event it ends up costing more than the estimates suggested and/or 2) a provision that gives you up to about six months of mortgage payments so you can live elsewhere while you’re remodeling, but still pay the mortgage payments on the new home. What kinds of properties qualify? Qualifying homes include: a one- to four-family home that has been completed for a least a year; a home that has been torn down, provided that some of the existing foundation is still in place; a home that you want to move to a new location. The home cannot be a co- op, but some condos are eligible. For a full list of eligible properties, see this. Your property will also have to qualify under the usual FHA requirements. For example, its value cannot exceed a certain maximum amount, which depends on where you live. What are the pros and cons of these type of loans? The main benefit of a 203k loan is that it give you the ability to buy a home in need of repairs that you might not otherwise have been able to afford to buy. Plus, the down payment requirements are minimal, and often you get decent interest rates (note that the interest rates and discount points will vary by 203k lender, so it’s important to make sure that you’re getting a good deal on the loan). The downsides are that not all properties qualify, there are limits on the funding you can get and applying for the loan isn't easy. For example, to apply for the loan you may need to hire an independent consultant to prepare the exhibits required (to get the loan, you have to provide a detailed proposal of the work you want to do and cost estimates for each item). For more information on 203k loans, call us at 303-526-9620.
FHA 203k Fixer-Upper Home Loans
There are many different loans and often more than one that will work for you. Peak Home Mortgage invites you to talk with us and let us help you decide what is best for you. Review the other options below
Colorado Home Loans *Best Colorado Mortgage Rates! Apply Now itís Quick and Easy