“Unfortunately, No”

“Unfortunately, No”




Hi Joe

Quick question - On the loans that you mentioned is there any chance we can GC ourselves?

We are struggling with getting pricing from GC's but Jan and I have a lot of experience and contacts in the business and would be able to successfully Oversee the project. Please let us know ASAP.




Even though we have a couple of lenders that will allow someone to build their own home it can’t be done for a FHA 203K loan. There are a couple of minor exceptions, but it does not apply in this situation.


Lenders are always looking for third party licensed contractors. If there is ever a problem they don’t want the problem to involve the borrower.


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Comment balloon 3 commentsJoe Petrowsky • June 27 2018 05:36PM


Buyers can get frustrated by this rule, but it's supposed to protect the buyers.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 2 years ago

Good morning Joe. Lowering risk is the goal and lenders want lower ris! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

I have never done a 203K but have known the rules for awhile. I would leave this to the profrssdionals to GC becasue even though over the years it has simpified it still isn't simple.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 2 years ago