HOME RENOVATION LOAN OPTIONS

Cosmetic Renovations

COSMETIC RENOVATIONS

(Kitchen, Baths, Flooring, etc.)

STRUCTURAL RENOVATIONS

STRUCTURAL RENOVATIONS

(Room Additions, Adding Square Footage, Interior Structural Changes, etc.)

Outdoor Renovations

OUTDOOR RENOVATIONS

(Pool, Landscaping, etc.)

WEATHER RELATED Renovations

WEATHER RELATED RENOVATIONS

(Storm Damage, etc.)

APPRAISER REQUIRED RENOVATIONS

APPRAISER REQUIRED RENOVATIONS

(HUD REO, Lender Required Repairs, etc.)

CONVENTIONAL LOANS

HomeStyle®

To be used on conventional loans for both appraiser-required repairs and repairs the borrower wants done to the property. It can be used on second homes and investment properties. The repairs can be structural in nature or cosmetic, but they must be attached to the property and add value. The only time appliances (stove and dishwasher) may be included in the renovation is if there is a full kitchen remodel including cabinets and countertops and the appliances (stove and dishwasher) will need to be built in or attached to the property.
*HomeStyle® is a registered trademark of Fannie Mae.

Pool Escrow

Can be used on a conventional loan (finance or refinance) to include the cost of a new swimming pool.

Weather-Related Escrow

Can be used on an FHA or conventional loan. These loans can also be used on a VA loan by exception only if the seller is funding the repairs. Repairs do not have to be appraiser-required but the appraisal must be subject to those repairs being completed.

GOVERNMENT-INSURED

FHA 203k Full

This government-insured loan allows you to buy a home that’s in need of major repairs and/or renovations. The repairs can be structural and/or cosmetic in nature. An important benefit is you can buy a home and complete the repairs using just this loan. This loan offers fixed rates with only a 3.5% down payment required. The home must be your primary residence. The FHA 203K is also available for refinance transactions.

FHA 203k Limited

This is similar to the FHA 203K Full loan, but is more limited in its scope. The repairs can only be cosmetic in nature and are limited to a maximum of $35,000. Because the repair costs are smaller, there is less red tape to get the loan, which is why it’s called “streamline.” These loans can also be used to refinance existing mortgages and rehab homes.

HUD REO with Repair Escrow

This loan can be used on HUD REO listings only where the appraiser has required MPR (minimum property requirement) type repairs. These are loans for homes that failed to sell at a foreclosure auction, which have been claimed by the lender and put back up for sale. These homes are REO (real estate-owned property), for which HUD, (The Department of Housing and Urban Development), has paid off the mortgage.

USDA Repair Escrow

To be used on a USDA-financed loan where the appraiser has required MPR (minimum property requirement) type repairs. For designated rural properties, they are guaranteed by the Department of Agriculture. Benefits include financing up to 100% of the purchase price and no monthly mortgage insurance premium.

*Disclaimer: The estimated payment provided by the calculator is PI only. Your payment with taxes and insurance will be more.