How HomeStyle or 203K Let You Manage the Rehab Process Even With No Experience

In my job as a Renovation Loan Officer I speak with clients that may be deciding between a rehab property to purchase or a totally finished property. One of the concerns expressed to me is the lack of previous experience working with contractors or managing a home rehab project. This is certainly a legitimate concern. After all not everyone is … Read More

Why a Home Renovation Can be Delayed & It’s Not Unusual

                                                Before                                                                                    After   In my role as a Loan Officer specializing in financing residential rehab projects with the conventional … Read More

Why Finance a Home Rehab Project ? “After Improved Value” is Why

 As I speak with clients and those referred to me who have questions about doing a home renovation project the subject of cost and finance is always present. My focus is providing guidance on how a home renovation can be paid for. What I mean by home renovation is either your current home or one you may be planning to … Read More

How to Plan a Successful Home Rehab from Bottom to Top

                                                                                                Before                               How to Plan a Successful Home Rehab from Bottom to Top After Recently I was with new clients purchasing an older home they will be doing a renovation project on after they close on the purchase. In speaking further about details the clients expressed to me they had not considered all the decisions to be made that will … Read More

Investors Need Cash for a Home Rehab ? Try HomeStyle Mortgage

Recently I was speaking with an investor who buys old houses or foreclosures to rehab and sell. His business model is not to retain these homes and lease to tenants. Rather he buys, rehabs and sells for a profit to replenish his cash. He was telling me he uses all his own cash as he hasn’t found a bank to … Read More

Rehab A Chicago Bungalow !

Traditional Size Bungalow above   Larger Yellow Octagon Front Bungalow   Being a Chicago resident I am very familiar with the traditional brick Chicago bungalow style home. My grandparents had one I spent a lot of time in while growing up. As a family we had many happy times there and made great memories. There was something about the basic, functional … Read More

First Time Buyers Can Add Money to Rehab in One Mortgage

                                                                                       First Time Buyer? Do you know a mortgage exists that includes rehab                                                                                                                                        funds ?  In one Loan ! If you have read my Blog before you know it’s my passion to spread the word about renovation mortgages !   It’s the best kept secret in home buying. Buy the home with a small down payment and add … Read More

How to Buy & Finance a 2 Unit Property with a 203K Loan

How to Finance a 2 Flat Rehab As part of my job in assisting clients with financing of properties and related renovation costs I answer many questions.  One frequent question asked is, “Will it be worth all the effort ?”.  Meaning will it be a good financial move for them, will the project turn out pleasing them, will the renovation … Read More