HomeStyle® Renovation Purchase Loan
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
A HomeStyle® Renovation Loan allows for the renovation budget to be financed into the loan, creating more flexibility for homebuyers to make their house into their dream home. This provides more purchasing power—and more options for borrowers—like luxury upgrades, basic repairs, energy updates, and even landscaping! The program is convenient, flexible and uses a first mortgage, rather than a second mortgage, home equity line of credit, or other more costly methods of financing.
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HomeStyle® Renovation Purchase Loan
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment
Max Loan Amount
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan amount ranges vary based on US County. Register Now to see if this loan program is a good fit for you, find your county limits, and find more options for purchasing a home.
Pros & Cons
- Rates are typically lower than a home equity loan or line of credit
- Flexibility to use the funds for renovations up to 97% loan to value
- Choose your own contractor
- Financing based on post-renovation property value
- No mortgage insurance options available
- Manufactured housing is eligible
- Higher interest rate compared to a non-renovation loan
- Longer closing times and higher closing costs
- Mortgage and renovation budget limits
- No reimbursement for sweat equity, unlike the FHA 203(k) program
Renovation Loan Analysis
Up to 75% of price or value
Your Estimated Renovation Fund
Renovation loans allow you to finance the cost of repairs and modifications into your home purchase or refinance. By registering for a free account , you can get a better idea of how much you could finance for renovating a home.
HomeStyle® Renovation Purchase Loans are available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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“Utilizing a HomeStyle® Renovation Loan can help you put your personal touches into your house, making it your ultimate dream home!"
Occupancy & Property Types
Qualification factors for this program can vary based on how you intend to occupy the property and what type of property you are purchasing. By registering for a free account , you can check program limits for all property and occupancy types.
Available Property Types for Primary Residence
Income & Purchase Price Limits
Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI), as well as purchase price and income limits, are important factors when qualifying for a home loan program. By registering for a free account , you can find the exact program limits for this program and others in your area and for your unique scenario.
Purchase Price Limit
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan limit ranges vary based on US County. Amounts may be rounded. Exact amounts can be accessed by registering for a free account.
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- Use funds on any renovation project, from updating bathrooms to landscaping
- Renovations and improvements must be permanently affixed to the property
- Available for primary residences, second homes, and investment properties
- Renovations should be completed within a 15 month period from the date the mortgage loan is delivered
- Borrowers can perform work themselves (conditions apply)
In some circumstances, there are specific requirements you must meet or homebuyer education courses you must attend in order to be eligible for the loan program.
No other program limitations
A Homebuyer Education Class may be required for this loan program.
Class Name: Fannie Mae's HomeView™
If all borrowers on the loan are first-time homebuyers, at least one of them will need to take a homeownership education class (Fannie Mae's HomeView™ class can satisfy this requirement).
Mortgage Insurance & Fees
Most mortgage programs require mortgage insurance when you are financing more than 80% of the purchase price or appraised value. Some programs may also have an associated funding fee, paid at the time of closing, or an annual fee. Learn all about the different fees here.
Required with less than 20% Down PaymentType: Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
This program requires Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) if you are putting down less than 20% on the home you are purchasing or refinancing.
Type: No Funding Fee
This program does not have a funding fee.
Type: No Annual Fee
This program does not have an annual fee.
Estimated Closing Costs: 2.5%
These amounts are just an estimate. Your closing costs include things like loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title insurance, taxes, deed recording fees, and other charges.
Similar Loan Programs
If you think this home loan program may be a good fit for you, you may also want to check out the following programs that share many similarities with the current program.
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