Can you repair a foundation with the FHA 203k program?Yes, of course. this home had a basement but no perimeter foundation
The photo to the left is day one, our initial inspection. The home has no perimeter foundation but it does have a small basement. Note the front
entry door right in the middle of the front of
the home yet no walk from the street to the
front porch. Everyone enters this home by going up the driveway and entering from the rear.
The photo to the right is after the weigth was taken off the home to allow the foundation to be installed.
This is the home after it was set back
down on it's new foundation. The front
entry door is no longer in the front
the front porch has been removed and
the handrail has been extended to close
that opening. The new ownder created
this to match the existing handrail.
The rear of the home as it was at the time of my inspection.
The scene to the right shows the rear of the home with the little bump out that had a low ceiling now removed and a new rear covered porch installed all the way across the rear of the home and you can see the new foundation.
Notice you can see under the home in the left photo.
The result after the rear porch was complete and handrail installed. The home now has
some character and is likely worth a whole lot more than the original home.
Some of our clients just seem to have a knack for creating value with their improvements. In this case they did a wonderful job of restoring an old home and updating it. They took out some walls at the interior and reconfigured the home to make it so much more functional than the old farm house had been.
Oh, you want to see what some of the interior looks like? Okay, here are a few interior scenes.
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