I hear allot about the "limited 203k" loans falling appart as they require more money than the $35,000 cap. There are other potential solutions for the home owner.
I was reading a blog post on another site where a young man was discussing purchasing a triplex that he planned to live in and another purchasing a four-plex to live in one of the units. This is all good but then they talked about the "limited 203k" loan as being their best shot.
Look at this scenario - purchase with the Limited 203k and go for the $35,000 (acutally $34,200) including contingency if your lender requires a contingency and many do. Now you only fix the minimum repairs that get you in control of the property. Once you are in control of the property get a Title I loan. Title I loans are also fixer loans. You get all the money up front and have six months to complete the work. How much can you get under this program? $12,000 per unit or another $36,000 less costs and fees for the triplex or $48,000 for the four unit property. For a single family home you can get up to $25,000, but two units would only get up to $24,000.
Remember that you already did some of the work so this new work MUST be disctictly different work and this loan is typically a shorter term of 20 years but in all cases it must be shorter than the remaining mortgage on the first loan. Yes, this is a second loan.
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