FHA 203k Loan Requirements 2019 Many home buyers want to purchase a fixer-upper and have the money for a down payment, but lack the funds needed to also make the repairs or improvements needed to complete the project. The FHA 203k loan is a unique mortgage program that can help you to accomplish this goal.
Fortunately, it’s getting easier for homebuyers to get approved for an FHA-backed home loan. If you currently have at least a 620 FICO score and 3.5% down, you may be eligible for an FHA 203(k) loan. Additional requirements need to be met for those whose FICO scores are below 620.
Overview of FHA Appraisal Guidelines for 2019. According to the 2019 FHA appraisal guidelines, all properties being purchased with an FHA-insured mortgage loan must be appraised by a licensed, HUD-approved home appraiser. At a minimum, the appraiser must complete the following steps: Visually inspect the subject property both inside and out.