Mesquite NV Foreclosure Properties - FHA 203K Renovation Loan for a Rehab

Reblogger Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Real Estate Agent with Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale Mesquite NV Realtor

Not just for first time home buyers - If you are looking at Mesquite NV foreclosure properties that need renovation, repair or upgrades, but have just enough cash for the low down payment and closing costs to buy a home with an FHA loan - Here is an opportunity for someone who wants to buy a bank owned foreclosure property or any home that is approved for an FHA loan.

FHA Renovation Loan Mesquite Nevada


When you buy the home and finance it with an FHA 203(K) renovation loan - the costs to rehab the home can be included in the loan amount.

The money to fix up your new home is held in an escrow account to be released in stages after close to do the repairs and approved renovations.

You might need to replace the carpet or roof, or it might be that a new water heater is needed.

The home must be at least one year old and estimates will be needed by certified and licensed contractor.


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Jason Sardi gives his ideas in his article about the FHA 203(K) Renovation Loan:

Original content by Jason Sardi

This should lead it off quite nicely:)

Back in my early days of lending, I recall quite vividly the very first Rehab Loan I did.  While I did some legwork in actually knowing the ropes of that particular product before advertising the bejesus out of a very niche loan, I still was caught like a reindeer in some oncoming car's speeding headlights when trying to get them closed in a streamlined sort of fashion.  And then, I had it mastered.  As my particular luck would have it, most of those programs disappeared shortly thereafter.

The echoes in the back of my head rang of a long-lost product I had only heard about and most of what I heard were borderline horror stories.  The FHA 203(K) loan reared its mysterious head and stared me in my wide-eyed glance.  I gotta admit, there was major hesitation on my part in even wanting to get involved in such a misunderstood product.  I knew little about it and wanted to concentrate more on the Conventional sort of stuff that I grew up with in the industry... at least at that point.  Hey, of course I want to corner the market, but not at the risk of looking like an incompetent SOB at the end of the day.

Then, I encountered experts in that very product.  I figured, let's roll repair.

After doing more homework than my combined High School & College Education would vouch that I did back in the day, I chose to go after a market that just may make a dent in not only enhancing the housing market... but the very neighborhoods we live in.

This is just a taste of the FHA 203(K) Renovation Loan!

  • Add a deck or porch, makes for one heck of a Summertime BBQ.
  • Upgrade the electrical system and avoid reading overdue utility bills under candlelight.
  • Modernize the kitchen and watch the The Food Channel in a comparable stadium.
  • Replace a furnace and heck, it's a furnace.  You really don't want that entity breaking down anytime soon!
  • Paint the exterior and/or interior.  Yours could be the only lavender house in the neighborhood:)
  • Install new carpeting.  There's nothing like getting rid of stained residue from a German Shepard you never owned.
  • Remodel a bathroom.  Hey, might as well let loose of your naked body in comfortable surroundings!
  • Replace roofing and/or siding.  There were 58 mile per hour winds in Pennsylvania today, that stuff may come in handy.
  • Refinish wood floors.  That's a big selling point for yours truly.  I adore wood floors and have an aggressive amount of ShamWow merchandise to prove it:)

Program Features:

  • Low down payment
  • Buy and remodel a home with one mortgage!  You can finance the purchase plus the cost of the improvements with one monthly mortgage payment.
  • At least $5,000 in repairs needed to qualify for the 203(K) Loan.
  • They can be used for owner occupied 1-4 unit family dwellings.
  • Closing takes place before the improvements/repairs are made.
  • Money for the repairs and renovations is held in an escrow account and paid out after each phase of work is completed, inspected and approved.
  • By the way, they are fixed rates!

Consider this the teaser post to the taste buds of home renovation lending.  Yup, I'm your proverbial appetizer.


Jason Sardi

Mortgage Consultant

1-866-262-8720 ext. 229

Located at our Allentown, Pennsylvania office.  Pennsylvania Based Mortgage Banker/Broker whose area of service include PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, VA, SC, FL, MI and IN.


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Jodi Bakst

Virginia, I did not know about this loan.  Thank you for posting this.  It is very valuable information.  I am going to look into this and get this out to my clients too.

Feb 26, 2009 12:39 AM #1
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Hi Jodi - it was in my mind somewhere, but Jason presents it so well!  The FHA 203 K loan can be used for any property that qualifies for an FHA loan, not just foreclosures.

Feb 26, 2009 03:46 AM #2
Vanessa V. Simmons
Real Living HER - Columbus, OH


203K is a great tool for today's market.  I do not think enough agents are comfortable enough to present the option to their buyers this is a great info I will book mark. thanks for the post.

Mar 04, 2009 02:47 AM #3
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Vanessa, I had forgotten about it until I read Jason's post - this loan might be just the answer for a buyer who doesn't have extra money to fix up a sad property - not just for a bank owned home.

Mar 04, 2009 03:47 PM #4
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


This post took you over the top!  Congratulations on the 100K mark.  You deserve a gold star.

Mike in Tucson

Mar 05, 2009 01:28 AM #5
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Mike - Wow - a gold star!  Thanks  :-)

Mar 07, 2009 04:15 PM #6

I love to see people talking up the 203k. I have always thought that most homes sold should be 203ks if there is any question on the condition of any aspect of the home. The wild thing right now is that FHA limits are at an all time high. While SFRs are up to $729,750 for the rest of this year it makes it a potential for a JUMBO loan as well. In those same areas a fourplex is over $1.4MM loan amount. Keep up the good work in getting info out about this great loan program.

Mar 16, 2009 07:02 AM #7
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Mike - It could be a great loan for someone who doesn't have cash to fix up.  And a great help in getting some of these foreclosure properties off the market.  Not just for first time buyers, too.  Our max FHA loan is 400K now, quite a bit above our median range.

Mar 16, 2009 06:34 PM #8
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