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Delaware FHA 203k Loan Overview

John Thomas June 26, 2010 Tags: , ,
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Delaware FHA 203k Loan Overview

The FHA 203k Renovation Loan in Delaware is a great way to purchase a new home in Delaware in need of repairs or renovate your current home. Think of it as a one-time-close construction loan but with more relaxed standards because it’s insured by FHA.  Below are some of the highlights and some useful information providing a Delaware FHA 203k Loan Overview.  If you would like to discuss your unique situation or to apply please give me a call today at 302-703-0727.

Delaware FHA 203k Loan Overview

Advantages of FHA 203k Rehab Loan:

  • Allows repair/renovation costs to be rolled into the loan
  • Major items (such as foundation repair) ARE allowed
  • Low down payment (3.5%) and the seller can still pay up to 6% of your closing costs
  • Close before the repair/rehab begins
  • Only one closing, money is disbursed on a draw basis after closing directly to the contractor
  • Buyer can include optional upgrades (such as granite counters)

Examples of FHA 203k Loan Repairs/Renovations Allowed:

  • Foundation Repair
  • Replace Roof
  • Paint Interior & Exterior
  • Install New Flooring or Upgrade to Hardwood
  • Remodel Kitchen/Bath
  • Upgrade Central Heat/Air
  • Repair Termite or Moisture Damage
  • Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • Replace or Install Siding
  • Make Home Handicap Accessible
  • Landscaping/Exterior Repairs
  • New/Upgraded Appliances
  • And More! Call or Email to Find Out if Your Specific Project Will Qualify

The FHA 203k Loan Process:

The process is quite simple if you are working with a Certified Mortgage Planner with a Delaware FHA 203k Lender.

  • The client is pre-approved based on income, assets, credit, and scope of the project
  • Clients select property
  • Client meets consultant at property for inspection and feasibility study (Not needed on FHA Streamline)
  • The client obtains contractor bid(s) and compares figures with a consultant
  • Work write-up is prepared by a consultant
  • An appraisal is performed as completed upon executed contract
  • All paperwork is completed and submitted to Underwriting
  • Underwriting approves the loan and the project
  • Closing documents are prepared and transmitted to the title company
  • Loan closes and rehab account is created
  • Funds are disbursed as work is completed and inspected
  • Rehab is complete and the consultant performs the final inspection

Now with the process complete, you can enjoy your new home!

It’s important to note there are a few items that are either NOT allowed or ONLY allowed by exception:  Any luxury item and/or improvement that does not become a permanent part of the subject property is not eligible or will require an exception from our 203k Department.  Those items include:

  • Recreational or luxury improvements, such as pools, hot tubs, whirlpool baths
  • Barbecue pits, bathhouses, tennis courts, satellite dishes, tree surgery
  • Additional or alterations to support commercial use or to equip or refurbish
  • Washer and Dryers

As you can see from this Delaware FHA 203k Loan Overview this is a complex loan but working with the right team makes all the difference.  My team and I originate FHA 203k loans on a monthly basis.  We also maintain a database of qualified 203k consultants and contractors for you to use if you choose to do so. To find out more about this loan, you can APPLY ONLINE HERE, you can call John Thomas at 302-703-0727.

John R. Thomas – NMLS 38783

Certified Mortgage Planner – Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

302-703-0727 DE Office / 610-906-3109 PA Office / 410-412-3319 MD Office

248 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713

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About John Thomas

John Thomas and his team are long-time Delaware natives. They know the local real estate market as well as they know the loan products that help them serve it. Dedicated to helping first-time buyers; the John Thomas Team are experts on first-time buyer loan programs (FHA, VA, USDA) and conduct monthly first-time buyer seminars that have been attended by more than 3000 Delaware buyers.

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