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Understanding the Specification of Repairs (SOR)

February 19, 2012

FHA 203k Work Writeup – Specification of Repairs (SOR) It is imperative for the customer, Realtor and general contractor to understand the importance of the Specification of Repairs.  Unlike the bid itself from the contractor, this document is attached to the appraisal report and presented to the appraiser to assist in determining the value and future […]

How come more people don’t use FHA 203k loans?

February 14, 2012

Knowledge & Experience Needed! How come more Realtors and customers don’t use FHA 203k loans?  It’s a great question! The answer really lies in the fact that most lenders (in house mortgage companies for the Realtors) don’t do the FHA 203k loan, or just don’t do it well. Secondly, Realtors have fear about the FHA 203k loan because […]

What’s the downside of FHA 203k mortgages?

February 6, 2012

So, I get questions all the time about this, and people always tell me, “Jeff, everything sounds great about FHA 203k mortgages, …sounds like it’s the perfect loan for me…it does everything that I want it to do, BUT there can’t be the perfect loan- there has to be something wrong!”  And you’re right- maybe not so […]

Weather Conditions

February 5, 2012

We get A LOT questions that come in all the time and we try to answer as many of them as we can in blog posts so future customers will be able to see these posts and potentially have their questions answered up front. Weather Conditions One of our most recent questions was from a client in New Hampshire.  The customer had […]

FHA 203k Mortgages & Multi-Unit Family Properties

January 18, 2012

Another Great Use! Buying and rehabbing a multi-family unit property can be done using the FHA 203k loan.  I’ve done a few of these loans and they are absolutely great!  I’m currently doing one right now — it’s a four-unit property and it’s a big job. The FHA 203k loan limits, which you can check out here, are much higher as […]