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...

March 3, 2018

In this post, we're covering your renovation budget, and how much can be financed.  

Your renovation budget is limited to 50% of the "As Completed Value" of the home.  So if the "As Completed Value" is $600,000, that means renovations can be up to $300,000....

March 1, 2018

Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Loans are not just for detached homes, they can also be used for condos as well. 

However, one critical step that exists with condos, that does not exist with most single family detached homes, is that homeowners must obtain written appro...

February 27, 2018

If you’re looking to utilize a Fannie Mae HomeStyle Loan to refinance and remodel your home, you may be wondering what your maximum loan amount might be.

It’s important to remind you first, that an evaluation of your Debt-to-Income Ratio must indicate that you have the...

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