Exeter NH FHA 203k Financing Requirements

FHA 203k is a mortgage program provided by the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for real estate requiring renovation. The program enables home buyers to purchase real estate with the cost of repairs included. Typical mortgages mandate that properties be in livable condition. FHA 203k is a alternative option for short sale or foreclosed homes and do not qualify for other finance programs to purchase them. The program is an important tool for extending home ownership, revitalizing communities, and for making homes safer for those who occupy them. Exeter NH FHA 203k financing requirements on funds for renovations, eligible repairs, and advice on purchasing Exeter NH real estate with FHA 203k can be found below.

Funds For Renovations

The cumulative cost of eligible repairs is restricted by the version of 203(k) loan and maximum FHA loan amount limitations for the region. A minimum amount can also apply. All figures must be substantiated by quotes from professional contractors. The property must also appraise for the total amount of the home loan, which includes the base price of the residence plus the amount of the repairs, so the buyer is essentially rolling in the cost of repairs into the home loan. When the property and loan closes, the repair money may be placed into an escrow account and disbursed as work is completed. Renovations should be performed by professional contractors and with needed permits. With approval, home owners may address some of the repairs on their own. Inspections may be ordered by HUD to confirm compliance. The buyer must intend to use the home as a primary residence. Multi-family and condos are allowed but with certain restrictions (projects used strictly for investment do not qualify in most cases). Below are more Exeter NH FHA 203k financing requirements.

FHA 203k Eligible Repairs

Understanding eligible repairs is important. FHA 203k loans can be used for a wide range of items. Major renovations include heating systems, cooling systems, insulation, roofs, windows, doors, and appliances. Equipment under some categories include strict requirements for quality and/or energy conservation. A few cosmetic-type work such as painting and flooring may also be granted. This is only a subset of the list. The full list may be requested from HUD or from a local FHA 203k approved mortgage provider. Always obtain an up-to-date list as the restrictions may change.

Purchasing Exeter NH Real Estate With FHA 203k

Fully understand the program and options. Obtain a pre-approval in advance of making an offer on a residence that would require this type of financing. Lenders that offer standard FHA mortgages are not necessarily providers of 203k loans. Interest rates and other factors may vary from traditional FHA and conventional loans. Speak to a professional on this program and compare it to other options available.

Exeter NH FHA 203k Financing Requirements Disclaimer

The above Exeter NH FHA 203k financing requirements relating to funds for renovations, eligible repairs, and purchasing Exeter NH real estate with FHA 203k is provided by John Wells at Wellsco Realty and is intended as a basic overview of this program. It does not discuss all program details and is subject to change without notice. Refer to the HUD Website for further facts or contact John at 978-518-1481 or teamjohn@johnpwells.com.

About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.