Lake County FHA max loan limits

What Questions Should You Ask Your Lender When Applying for a Loan?

          When shopping for Chicago Area renovation loans and FHA 203k renovation loans, what questions should you ask your lender to be sure they are qualified and ensure a smooth process? Renovation loans are popular because they are flexible: you can take a property in need of a lot of work, and turn it into a good-as-new home, or find a home needing minor updates and make it the way you want. Checking Lender Experience While many lenders say they do renovation loans, it is important to find out how many they’ve actually done. One of the most important things to determine is the amount of experience your lender has with renovation loans. Renovation loans are different than traditional mortgages. Not only does the borrower need to be approved, but contractors doing the renovations need to be involved as well. Everything that needs to be done…

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How to Find the Right Lender for a Chicago FHA 203k Renovation Loan

      A renovation loan, or FHA 203k renovation loan, is a great tool for buying a home that needs some repairs or improvements to raise the value of the home. Renovation loans allow buyers to incorporate renovation costs into the mortgage in order to improve the home and raise its value immediately, rather than waiting to renovate years down the road. In addition, this can save money in comparison to a second mortgage or use credit cards to make improvements. When shopping for a lender, what questions do you need to ask when considering a renovation loan, or FHA 203k renovation loan? How Experienced Is the Lender? How many renovation loans has the lender done in the past? There are many moving parts to a renovation loan: you have to approve the situation, know the timing of everything, and know what is allowable under the terms of the…

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2017 FHA Chicago Area Max Loan Limits

This post has been updated for 2017 – Here are the Current FHA loan limits for the Chicago Area This is good news for home buyers who are buying larger homes or smaller apartment buildings (2 to 4 unit buildings), since it allows these buyers to purchase with just a low 3.5% down payment, and it the more lenient qualifying standards FHA offers. It is also good for the housing market in general because more qualified buyers means a stronger and more robust market. These are the max FHA loan limits here in the 6 county Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, Dupage, Lake, Kane, Will and Grundy Counties) Here is the table for the Chicago Metro Area: 1 unit $365,700 2 unit $468,150 3 Unit $565,900 4 Unit $703,250 The FHA max mortgage is determined on a county wide basis based on the areas median home values. In higher priced areas (mostly California) the…

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