HomeStyle Renovation Loans

Fannie Mae administers various single-family mortgage programs. The HomeStyle program is the primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single-family properties, second homes and investment properties. As such, it is an important tool for community and neighborhood revitalization and expanding homeownership opportunities.

The HomeStyle loan is an all-in-one loan used for homes the need repairs. It allows borrowers to finance the purchase of an existing home and make improvements or upgrades from a minimum of $10,000 up to 50% of the after improved value. The total loan amount, sale price plus improvements less downpayment, may not exceed the Fannie Mae maximum.

The HomeStyle program can help you with the purchase or refinance of a property by allowing you to roll in the costs of repairs and improvements - up to 50% of the after-improved value of the home with minimum 5% down payment for primary residences.

How is HomeStyle different?

Most mortgage financing plans provide only permanent financing. That is, the lender will not usually close the loan unless the condition and value of the property provides adequate loan security. When rehabilitation is involved, this means that a lender typically requires the improvements to be finished before a long-term mortgage is made.

When a homebuyer wants to purchase a house in need of repair or modernization, the homebuyer usually has to obtain financing first to purchase the dwelling; additional financing to do the rehabilitation construction; and a permanent mortgage when the work is completed to pay off the interim loans with a permanent mortgage. Often interim financing (the acquisition and construction loan) involves relatively high interest rates and short amortization periods. The HomeStyle Loan program was designed to address this situation.

With this program, the borrower can get just one mortgage loan, at a loan-term fixed (or adjustable) rate, to finance both the acquisition and the rehabilitation of the property. To provide funds for the rehabilitation, the mortgage amount is based on the projected value of the property with the work completed, taking into account the cost of the work.

Purchase + and More

The Purchase + and More Program is a game changer! Purchase a home you really want and include up to 10% of your sales price for improvements (some counties 15%).

  • Add New Appliances? Yes!
  • Add New Appliances & Hardwood Floors? Yes!
  • Add New Appliances, Hardwood Floors, HVAC, Home Generator, & MORE? Yes!

Applicable on Conventional Renovation Loans on Owner Occupied Primary & Second Homes. No Foundation, Structural, or Enviromental Repairs.

203(k) Loans

BOE Mortgage 203k loans At Bank of England Mortgage, the Section 203(k) program enables homebuyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase (or refinancing) of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage or to finance the rehabilitation of their existing home.

Section 203(k) fills a unique and important need for homebuyers. When buying a house that needs repair or modernization, homebuyers usually have to follow a complicated and costly process. The interim acquisition and improvement loans often have relatively high interest rates, short repayment terms and a balloon payment.

However, Section 203(k) offers a solution that helps both borrowers and lenders, insuring a single, long term, fixed or adjustable rate loan that covers both the acquisition and rehabilitation of a property. Section 203(k) insured loans save borrowers time and money. They also protect the lender by allowing them to have the loan insured even before the condition and value of the property may offer adequate security.

For less extensive repairs/improvements, a Limited 203K is available.

The types of improvements that borrowers may make using Section 203(k) financing include:

  • structural alterations and reconstruction
  • modernization and improvements to the home's function
  • elimination of health and safety hazards
  • changes that improve appearance and eliminate obsolescence
  • reconditioning or replacing plumbing; installing a well and/or septic system
  • adding or replacing roofing, gutters, and downspouts
  • adding or replacing floors and/or floor treatments
  • major landscape work and site improvements
  • enhancing accessibility for a disabled person
  • making energy conservation improvements

HUD requires that properties financed under this program meet certain basic energy efficiency and structural standards.

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