Tag Archives: 203k loans

Guest Columnist: How A HUD Consultant’s Inspection Differs From A Standard Home Inspection

    How Does a HUD 203k Loan Inspection Differ from a Standard Home Inspection? When homeowners ask me if my inspection as a 203k loan consultant can take the place of a standard home inspection, I usually tell them that is does not.  There are several reasons it doesn’t, but the main one is […]

Run Out Of Cash On Your Remodel? The 203k Loan Refinance Can Help

Pic Credit to Razvan Ionut I got a call the other day from a contractor who said that his client was in the middle of remodeling their home and they had run out of cash to finish the remodel.  Their previous contractor underestimated the costs of the materials and the home owner was using thier […]

203K Loan HUD Consultants and General Contractor Conflicts

Quick tip on 203k loans in regards to HUD Consultant and general contractor conflicts:  As a potential home buyer, make sure that the HUD Consultant and the General Contractor who is doing the repairs and upgrades to the property, are not the same person.  The HUD Consultant is supposed to be an independant third party […]

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 […]

203k Loans Do It Yourself Fix-Its Not Always Allowed

A 203k loan may be alluring to a do it yourself handyman.  You get buy a home in need of repair and get a fixer upper home loan, the 203k loan, and receive funds within the loan to fix up the home or remodel it to your liking. It is within the FHA rules to […]

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Kevin Walton Best Capital Funding 203k Loan Specialist 805-276-1942