Matthew, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

I'm looking for a home in the Los Angeles County area. I'm pre-approved for 225K. I have 3.5% down. In my price range I am looking for

Asked by Matthew, San Francisco, CA Mon Apr 15, 2013

I am looking for a house with a lot of potential but may need a bit of TLC. No South Central, Palmdale or bad neighborhoods. I need a smart no BS agent who wants to put me in the right home. I am ready to purchase NOW!!

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Hi Matthew
It sounds from your post like you're approved for an FHA loan. Did you get approved for a 203k loan or just a normal FHA loan (203b)?

The reason I ask is that when you use regular FHA financing the property must meet minimum FHA property standards. In a lot of cases, homes that need "TLC" might not qualify for normal FHA financing if there are repairs required.

This may be something you want to speak with your lender about before going out to look at homes. It's much easier to address these issues sooner than later once you have money tied up into a purchase

Best of luck!
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