Work Wonders With an FHA 203(K) Loan

Thinking about buying a fixer-upper? With an FHA 203(k) rehabilitation home loan from CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc., doing business in the State of New York as CrossCountry Financing, you can finance a variety of repairs into your loan.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Buying a house that needs rehabilitation can often be a complicated and costly process. Repairs can drain your savings or investments. Interim acquisition and improvement loans often have relatively high interest rates, short repayment terms and a balloon payment. An FHA 203(K) Standard loan can save you time and money because it combines the purchase cost and the repair cost into a single fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage.

An FHA 203(k) loan may allow you to consider a home that needs rehabilitation if you’re looking to purchase. With this type of loan, you may benefit from lower interest rates and costs associated with repairs and modernization as compared to financing repairs through other methods like home equity lines of credit, credit cards or personal loans. The interest you pay on your mortgage may be tax deductible, and repairs aren’t stretched out over months or years. You can customize the home to meet your needs. Improvements may also increase home value and resale marketability. However, more parties and steps are involved with FHA 203(k) loans, including appraisers, consultants, contractors, and inspectors. Additional costs may apply.

ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

  • U.S. citizens
  • Permanent resident aliens
  • Qualified non-profit organizations
  • Qualified non-permanent resident aliens
  • State and local government agencies

INELIGIBLE BORROWERS

  • Foreign nationals
  • Corporations or limited liability companies (LLCs)

ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES

The property must have been completed for at least one year.

  • 1 to 4-unit attached and detached single family residences and planned unit developments
  • FHA-approved condos
  • Mixed-use developments (conditions apply)
  • Modular homes

INELIGIBLE PROPERTIES

  • Cooperatives
  • New construction
  • Manufactured homes
  • Properties with non-conforming construction that cannot be remedied

REQUIREMENTS

Homes must be occupied by the owner. No second homes or investment properties. Transaction must be a purchase loan or refinance. Identity of interest (buying from a relative or business partner) is not permitted. Loans are subject to certain appraisal and construction requirements

The FHA 203(K) Standard home loan requires a minimum of $5,000 in repairs but has no maximum limitations (appraisal required). A HUD consultant and one general contractor will be required.

Eligible major structural repairs include:
  • Structural alterations
  • Chimneys and skylights
  • Additional bathroom installation
  • Attic and basement finishing
  • Termite damage repair
  • Existing detached garage repair
  • New attached garages
  • Bathroom and kitchen modernization
  • Health and safety hazard removal
  • HVAC repair or replacement
  • Electrical and plumbing systems
  • Major landscaping improvements
  • Grading and drainage improvements
  • Swimming pool repairs (Greater than, or equal to, $1,500)
Eligible non-structural repairs include:
  • Roofs, gutters and downspouts
  • Existing HVAC systems
  • Plumbing and electrical systems
  • Flooring and carpeting
  • Interior and exterior paint
  • Appliances (purchase and installation)
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Exterior decks, patios and porches
  • Basement finishing (non-structural)
  • Basement waterproofing
  • Weatherization upgrades
  • Window and door replacements
  • Wall residing
  • Septic and well systems

Our team is ready to help you identify and obtain the right home loan or refinancing solution for your needs. Whatever your situation, we’ll be by your side from start to finish, keeping you informed and getting your loan closed quickly.


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