Asked by: Irish Dannenbergasked in category: General Last Updated: 8th February, 2020
What is a FHA rehab loan?
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:
- Your credit score must be at least 620 or 640, depending on the lender.
- Your maximum debt-to-income ratio can only be 41% to 45%
- 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.