“You Can’t Do Your Own Rehab Work”


“You Can’t Do Your Own Rehab Work”







Hi Joe, So we put in our offer for the house we want and the bank will only accept a rehab loan, which is what you thought would be the case. So we were wondering if you can send us a new pre-qualification letter. The damage inside doesn’t look extensive, just needs new drywall on ceiling and wall. Jason can do the work himself. We just wanted to know what the next step is. Thank you Joe 😊



Unfortunately, 99% of the time you can’t do your own renovation work when we’re doing an FHA 203 K loan. Even though the renovation costs are rather minimal, the guidelines are the guidelines.


The nice part about this transaction is that these clients are getting a great buy on a home and will have some serious equity once the work is completed.



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Comment balloon 3 commentsJoe Petrowsky • June 21 2019 07:08PM


That's what I teach my investor clients all the time.  Their time is more valuable in finding, funding, fixing and flipping houses.  Fixing means get it fixed by professionals that do it everyday

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Joe Petrowsky another good piece of information to remember.... thanks for sharing this example...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. The rules are the rules to be followed by all. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 year ago