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July 11, 2024

FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan Program Updates

Changes are coming for those interested in remodeling a home with an FHA rehab loan. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the Federal Housing Administration, have updated policies associated with the FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program. These changes were implemented to modernize the program and make it a more helpful tool for individuals and families seeking affordable financing options for home renovation or rehabilitation projects. The FHA 203(k) program offers two loan variations: a “standard” 203(k) for major remodeling projects that may or may not include work on load-bearing walls. A “limited” 203(k) is available for smaller projects and for what the FHA determines to be “non-structural repairs.” Several fundamental changes have been made to aspects of the FHA 203(k) program. First, the total rehabilitation costs that can be financed under the Limited 203(k) program have been raised from $35,000 to $75,000. Additionally, this limit will | more...

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