Category Archives: 203k Loan Contract Offer

203k Loan Advice, Get A Contractor Bid Before You Write An Offer

In regards to the 203k loan advice, I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to, but I know more than most.  However lately I’ve been receiving calls from troubled borrowers who have started a 203k loan with another lender and it’s falling apart and they need help keeping their deal together. One of the main issues […]

Can The 203k Loan Be Used For Conventional Financing?

Pic credit to jscreationz Can the 203k Loan Be used For Conventional Financing?The quick answer is no.  The 203k loan is an FHA loan product and can not be used for conventional loan financing. There are other financing options for conventional financing such as the FNMA Homepath Renovation loan.  The 203k loan is basically a modified […]

Realtors And The 203k Loan. Why Do They Dislike It?

The 203k loan is like taboo to some Realtors, they dislike it.  To the 20 year experienced Realtor the 203k loan may be looked at as a loan that is problematic and associated with fraud. Realtors who have been in business for 10 years or more may have never seen the need for the 203k […]

Structuring An Offer With A 203k Loan

  OK, I’ve heard many reasons why a Realtor or REO lender won’t accept a 203k loan contract offer.  How do we combat this?  We have a qualified homebuyer but their choice of financing is an issue.  The main roadblocks are that the loan takes too long to fund, and that Realtors have heard nightmares about past […]

The 203k Streamline Needs a HUD Consultant.

The 203k Streamline is gaining some steam and increased Realtor acceptance. However, with the increased popularity comes misconceptions. The 203k Streamline is meant for minor cosmetic work and has a cap of $35,000 in repairs, a hombuyer and contractor is all that’s needed……or is it? Any repair amount greater than $35,000 is still possible, but […]