CHOICERenovation Renovation Loan by Freddie Mac for Investors 1 Unit

Thursday, October 03

I wanted to write a short post on the new conventional renovation mortgage by Freddie Mac called CHOICERenovation. In the past I have written about another conventional renovation loan called HomeStyle by Fannie Mae. This new loan by Freddie Mac has differences I will highlight as well as general...


Renovating Chicago's Southside-One Home at a Time: 203k & HomeStyle

Friday, May 10

I have been writing my renovation blog, “Rehab Dollars & Sense” for 5 years now. Today I wanted to take time to focus on Chicago’s southside and relate what I have seen rehabbers experience there and how renovation loans have been used by Buyers to rehab properties. Being from Chicago and s...


One Loan , One Payment with a Rehab Loan

Wednesday, April 24

As a Loan Officer with many years experience working with clients who buy and renovate homes, I’m an evangelist for renovation loans in that I have seen how they can transform properties and work well financially for Buyers. In addition, being knowledgeable as a Real Estate Broker with them can b...


Examples of How to Finance a Home Purchase & Renovation

Thursday, February 21

               Examples of How to Finance a Home Purchase & RenovationHere on New Year’s day I thought it would be helpful to write about how my clients have financed home or investment property purchases and renovations this past year. Doing a review may answer questions others might have ab...


Rehabbers – Looking for Alternatives to Hard Money Lenders ?

Friday, December 07

Across the country I have heard stories of small or new real estate investors who are perhaps buying their first property or might have done a few rehabs with their own funds but challenged with how to finance a property purchase and/or rehab. One option might be a Hard Money Loan but another opt...


VA Renovation Loan for Veterans

Friday, August 17

As a Loan Officer who specializes in all types of renovation mortgages I am very happy to write about another one. This is a VA Renovation (Veterans Administration) mortgage that can be used to purchase or refinance a home and include funds to remodel or repair in the same loan.This is a loan for...