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asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th February, 2020

What is a FHA rehab loan?

Rehab mortgages are a type of home improvement loans that can be used to purchase a property in need of work -- the most common of which is the FHA 203(k) loan. These let buyers borrow enough money to not only purchase a home, but to cover the repairs and. renovations a fixer-upper property might need.

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Thereof, how does a FHA rehab loan work?

An FHA 203k loan, (sometimes called a Rehab Loan or FHA Construction loan) allows you to finance not one, but two major items 1) the house itself, and; 2) needed/wanted repairs. Because the lender tracks and verifies repairs, it is willing to approve a loan on a home it wouldn't otherwise consider.

Also Know, are FHA 203k loans a good idea? 203(k) loans are great for improving a property in which you hope to live. However, there are always pros and cons. Cost: FHA 203(k) loans might or might not be your most affordable option. You must pay an up-front mortgage insurance premium (MIP), and you also pay a small ongoing fee for each monthly payment.

Keeping this in view, how do you qualify for a rehab loan?

To qualify for a 203k loan, you'll need to meet the same requirements as any other FHA loan:

  1. Your credit score must be at least 620 or 640, depending on the lender.
  2. Your maximum debt-to-income ratio can only be 41% to 45%
  3. You need a down payment (or home equity if you are refinancing) of 3.5% or more.

What is a FHA 203k rehab loan?

An FHA 203(k) rehab loan, also referred to as a renovation loan, enables homebuyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase or refinance along with the renovation of a home through a single mortgage.

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