April 3, 2018

HomeStyle and 203(k) are both available loan options if you are a first time home buyer.  There is no requirement to have previously purchased a home or have any history of owning and investing in property.  

In fact, these loan options serve as a great t...

March 28, 2018

When you're using a 203(k) or a FannieMae HomeStyle loan, your contractor is paid through a draw schedule. A draw schedule establishes that once "x" work is complete, the contractor can be paid for it. The HUD Consultant is responsible for creating and implementing the...

March 23, 2018

In previous blog posts we have discussed the importance of your lender, your contractor, and the role of a HUD consultant in a renovation loan.  In this article, we want to cover a few major tips when it comes to choosing your realtor. You realtor is an integral part o...

March 12, 2018

1. Let's start with the obvious. 5% down buys you the home and the money to fix up the home. That means you get the money to upgrade a kitchen, a bathroom, change the flooring, etc., built right into the loan. 

We promised you 5 reasons but do you really need...

March 11, 2018

Whats it going to cost me?

Let's say you find a home for $500,000, but you know it's going to need some fixing up. 

Your first step is to get a contractor out to the house to work up a bid for you.  The contractor tells you that you'll need $100,000 worth of funds to  re...

March 10, 2018

I recently heard real estate economist, Alan Nevin, say that, particularly in coastal communities, we have a lot of A and B borrowers, faced with C and D housing options. 

What he meant was, there are a lot of young professional with good jobs, and dual incomes loo...

March 9, 2018

Alongside your lender, the most instrumental person in a Fannie Mae HomeStyle loan is the contractor. Your contractor plays a crucial role.  The contractor can be the reason that this is an amazing loan product and an amazing experience for you, or they can cripple the...

March 8, 2018

A common question that we are receiving is - How do the terms and costs of these loans differ from that of a normal FHA or conventional loan? 

Obviously, it's important to acknowledge that everyone's terms will vary depending on qualification. Things like credit score,...

March 7, 2018

Did you know that you can get a Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage or a 203(k) loan to refinance your home?!  That's right!

Say for example, that you've outgrown your home, but you want to stay in the neighborhood.  Ever thought about building an addition to...

March 4, 2018

Don't let your realtor/lender talk you out of moving forward with a renovation loan! (I might say it a few more times!)

There are so many "myths" surrounding renovation loans that just aren't true.  We wanted to give you some typical responses that you might hear when y...

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