The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors has developed a web site to address a variety of programs available for home buyers in our area: KCHomePrograms.com. You can find information about all kinds of loans, some of which (like the FHA203(K) are for the purpose you mentioned. Please let me know if I can help.
Give a call and I will give you the name of my lender. He is an approved lender for Missouri, Independence, Lees Summit & Blue Springs grant money. He can also do FHA 203k loans, which are the renovation loans for owner occupants home buyers.
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