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It seems that everyone we know thinks they are a painter...  Self Help and the FHA 203k is not a good idea as much as you might think you can do something and save money... you don't save money. The FHA 203k consultant must build in enough money for a professional to do the work and you can only ...
06/26/2014
Question from a consultant -  Working on a work write-up the GC has in his bid the homeowner wants to do the demo and drywall repair, interior trim, ceramic tile, hardware, install appliances, hardwood floors and finishing, and clean up.  When the GC was asked "is he providing any materials?, he ...
06/21/2014
That is a good question. You can go to the HUD website and find one or you can go to Yadzooks website and find one, or you can contact us and we'll line you up with one. The problem is going to be the same in both cases. The question you should be asking is "how do I find a good FHA 203k consulta...
06/21/2014
A 203k Consultant should visit the site, determine what needs to be done to bring the property up to the FHA MPS (minimum property standards) then add the wish list items, if any, from the borrower. The idea is to provide the borrower with an estimate of the repairs prior to getting their contrac...
06/18/2014
What is in a 203k consultant's FEE for services? FHA 203k fees were set up in 1994 and were adjusted one time to add some depth and extend the upper fee from $700 for $30,001 to $50,000 and add a fee of $800 for work from $50,001 to $75,000, a $900 fee for construction between $75,001 to $100,000...
06/08/2014
How do I get a "Sewer Lateral Waiver" for the refundable security deposit EBMUD East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) need a copy of these three pieces of the puzzle signed by the parties involved in your email requesting them provide the waiver;   1) Borrower's acknowledgment    2) Homeo...
06/04/2014
Feasibility analysis are quite often misunderstood, if you want to know more about what that is and its uses click here Feasibility Analysis. Today we are going to talk about a couple of examples where the feasibility analysis saved the day for a couple of our clients. Example 1 - Two elderly lad...
05/17/2014
What are Minimum Property Standards (MPS)? In a nut shell these are typically health and safety issues. These are considered minimum property standards for anyone living in a home in the USA. These can be simple things like broken windows, obvious trip hazards, holes in the floor, and more comple...
05/17/2014
To understand who sees it one must first understand what it is...  Feasibility Analysis - This is a "quick look" at the deficiencies in a 1-4 unit building or in a building that will become a 1-4 unit building. I never take more than 30 minutes to look at a single family unit as there just isn't ...
05/17/2014
Kevin OMalley Annouces Big News for Las Vegas, October 12-15! 910 Paper Trail Way Suite 101Canton, Georgia 30115(760) 487-7742   TO ALL INSPECTION CONFERENCE SPONSORS   Re:  2014 Las Vegas InspectionConference.com event – October 12-15   There have been some wonderful things happening in the pas...
05/07/2014