An FHA 203k loan is an FHA insured mortgage which allows home owners to borrow the funds needed to purchase or refinance the home in addition to the renovation costs needed to update or modernize the home.
Condominiums are also eligible for a 203(k) loan but new rules that went into place Feb.1 requires the condo be part of an FHA-approved project. Most lenders are also adding additional requirements to.
To qualify for a 203k loan, you’ll need to meet the same requirements as any other FHA loan: Your credit score must be at least 620 or 640, depending on the lender. Your maximum debt-to-income ratio can only be 41% to 45%. You need a down payment (or home equity if you are refinancing) of 3.5% or.