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Financing a Duplex

Financing a Duplex

Financing a Duplex

Financing a duplex depends on whether you plan to use the property as your primary residence.  Duplexes, two residences in one building, have some great advantages for a buyer.  Live on one side and rent the other as a mortgage subsidy or as an investment for an income-producing property. Your options to finance a duplex will depend on whether you plan to use the property as your primary residence.

Financing a Duplex in Florida

You can use government-backed loans like FHA & VA to finance a duplex as long as you use one of the units as your primary residence.  Conventional loans are available for both owner-occupiers and investors. Jumbo loans can be secured for the pricier properties, and often times you can use the potential rental income to help you qualify for the loan.

Perhaps you find a fixer-upper.  You can finance the purchase and the renovations with loan options like Fanny Mae’s “HomeStyles”FHA’s “203K” and Freddy Mac’s “CHOICERenovation”. Each has distinct advantages. Ask your lender which may be right for you!
Additionally, depending on location, you may be able to qualify for publicly-funded home improvement costs, down payment assistance, or local grants to improve affordable housing.

 

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