If you are looking for a way to save money on the purchase of your next home, you might be thinking about buying a property that requires repairs. Keep in mind that you will not be able to move into this property right away, so is it the best option? You could open the door to unique financing options that could make it easier for you to purchase your next property.
FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan
One of the best options available is an FHA 203(k) rehab loan. This is a convenient option because it allows you to finance both the purchase price of the property and the price of any repairs that you want to do. You do not have to worry about taking out multiple loans, and you might be able to qualify for a lower interest rate. You might also be thinking about taking out a home equity line of credit or putting the cost of the repairs on credit cards, but you can save a significant amount of money by bundling everything together.
Standard Vs. Streamline
Next, you need to think about which type of FHA 203(k) loan you want. The first option is the standard loan. It is a great option if you have lengthy, expensive repairs as it does not have a maximum amount of money you are allowed to spend on the repairs themselves. It is a great option if you need to rehab the garage, modernize the bathrooms, or remove health and safety hazards. The other option is the streamline loan, which allows you to tap into your funds quickly and easily. You can finance repairs up to $35,000, and it is ideal if you have to replace the HVAC system or work on the plumbing.
Think Carefully About Buying A Fixer Upper
Even though you might be able to save money on the purchase price of your house by purchasing a house that requires repairs, you need to think carefully about how you finance the project and how much money you plan on spending on repairs.Share
About the Author:Babak Moghaddam graduated from University of Southern California in 1985. He entered the mortgage industry as a compliance auditor at the Bank of New York in 1986 and completed his masters in Business Administration two years later. After seventeen years in the traditional mortgage banking world Babak finally transformed this vision into his own practice in 2002 when he formed Charter Pacific Lending Corp, a mortgage company that has provided over $900 Million in residential real estate loans throughout Southern California. Babak and his team do things a little differently than other mortgage providers. They work as financial advisors, because they have come to realize that a mortgage is a very powerful financial tool. And just like any other financial tool, it should be managed as part of the overall financial management plan to reach every home owner’s long and short-term financial goals much faster. You can contact Babak for a free consultation and strategy session at (800) 322-1217 X103.