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FHA 203(k) financing helps buyers take advantage of as is bargains; St Louis Mortgage Interest Rate Update

Most mortgage financing plans provide only permanent financing.  That is, the lender will not usually close the loan and release the mortgage proceeds unless the condition of value of the property  provides adequate loan security,  When rehabilitation is involved , this means the lender requires improvements to be finished before a long-term mortgage is concerned.When a homebuyer wants to purchase a house in need of repair or modernization, the homebuyer usually has to obtain financing first to purchase the dwelling; additional financing to do the rehabilitation constructions; and a permanent mortgage when the work is completed to pay off the interim loans with a permanent mortgage.   The Section 203 (k) loan program was designed to address this situation.  The borrower can get just one mortgage loan, at a long term (or adjustable) rate to finance both the acquisition and the rehabilitation of the property.   To provide funds for the rehabilitation of the property, the mortgage amount is based on the projected value of the property with the work completed, taking into account the cost of the work.

FHA 203 (k) program highlights:

  • This is a loan program designed to fund the repair / rehab of an existing home.
  • The 203 K Program was designed by FHA to make it easier for homeowners to finance these costs.
  • A 203 K loan can be implemented to Purchase or Refinance a property.
  • Renovations or repairs to an existing property (built more than one year ago).
  • Conversion of a multi-family property to a single family residence; or vice-versa.
  • Rebuild a demolished home on the existing foundation.

For further information about FHA 203 (k) loans click here.

St. Louis MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES for April 27, 2011:

  • Conventional 30-Year Fixed 4.750%/ 5.125% APR
  • Conventional 15-Year Fixed 4.125%/ 4.5% APR
  • Conventional 5/1 ARM 3.500%/ 3.277% APR
  • FHA/VA 30 Year Fixed 4.750%/ 5.375% APR
  • Jumbo 5/1 ARM 3.375%/ 3.252% APR
  • Jumbo 15 yr Fixed 4.125%/ 4.40% APR
  • Jumbo 30 yr Fixed 5.250%/ 5.625% APR

Paramount Mortgage is a locally owned Mortgage Banker; we just celebrated our 40th anniversary. Great rates and programs are secondary to what is most desired in a lender relationship. The most sought-after aspects in this industry cannot be easily translated onto paper…learn more about us here.

For more information or if you have questions on mortgage rates you may contact me by phone at my direct line, (314) 372-4319, email at rfishel@paramountmortgage.com or you can visit our company website at http://www.paramountmortgage.com.

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2 comments to FHA 203(k) financing helps buyers take advantage of as is bargains; St Louis Mortgage Interest Rate Update

  • Robert Fishel with Paramount Mortgge is the “go to” mortgage lender for the FHA 203k in St Louis because he is knowledgeable on the process, paperwork, timelines, etc. As equally important as using a 203k knowledgeable mortgage lender, like Robert, is using a Certified 203k Contractor. These Certified 203k Contractors have completed an intense education course on the 203k and have the financial stability that the 203k require. Note: the 203k is not set up for the average contractor to participate because of the compensation structure. While there are currenly no Certified 203k Contractors in St Louis, there are in 24 states in hundreds of cities across the US. Go to the 203k Contractor Directory at http://203kContractors.com for more information.

  • Glad to see St. Louis is promoting the 203k loan. Southern California Realtors don’t seem to understand this loan so the lack of receptiveness scares away some buyers. Hopefully this changes.
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