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4" OG or Oh Gee as some call it and it comes in several sizes but has a similar shape. I've seen 4", 5" and 6"  1/2 Round Gutter  5 1/4" Fascia Gutter is typically for use on a roof that has 2x4 rafters as when they are cut at a 4:12 pitch the result is a 5 1/4" edge as you can see it come sin tw...
08/15/2014
My 203k consultant isn't doing a good job of managing the contractor! Well, I don't know how to put this any other way but "it isn't the consultant's job to manage the contractor" so he or she shouldn't be expected to do that. 1) The consultant is a consultant when first hired. They will consult ...
08/12/2014
Self Help under the FHA 203k loan guarantee program Yes, there is a provision for "self help" under the FHA 203k program but they aren't carte blanc. Some lenders allow self help ONLY if the borrower is a licensed contractor in the state where the project is located. Many lenders DO NOT ALLOW SEL...
07/28/2014
Would you believe I'm about to turn 67 years old in a few weeks? I cannot believe it. My mother passed away at 54 years of age. Let's get back to the topic of today. We have an outstanding loan officer who is specializing in the 203K and located in the Roseville California area. She is Sheri McLa...
07/27/2014
203k consultant and lender software version update Our latest update has just been uploaded to our website for all lender and consultant users. Please go to the site, if you are already using v11 then this is a free upgrade.  Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your business. If y...
07/26/2014
FHA 203k - HUD is getting back to strict adherence to the guideline This may be good or bad for you and your client. It is impacting one client that I'm aware of right now on a commercial building that he wants to turn into a residential use or mixed use building.  The guideline has always been v...
07/26/2014
Sewer lateral inspections are an everyday occurrence and that comes part and parcel with a $4500 refundable deposit that each buyer must put in play to insure the work gets completed in a timely manner. This is a requirement on every sale. It is a pretty simple test where a camera is run through ...
07/26/2014
203k loans in San Pablo and Richmond CA Attached or detached, you can do the FHA 203k and get the money to renovation or make the needed repairs to get your new purchase or existing home all fixed up Who does these loans in Richmond and San Pablo? Ricardo Ramos at Platinum Home Mortgage certainly...
07/23/2014
Black sand beaches in Pacifica CA FHA 203k project in Pacifica brought me to this beautiful black sand beach   I was working on a home in Pacifica that is a rebuild from the foundation up when we finished the draw inspection... just demo was completed, we went to lunch at the beach and though I h...
07/23/2014
FHA 203k lender in Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay   Lots of pest work on this home was needed to get it back in good shape. This home was tented, fumigated, then stripped of it's stucco and wood siding exterior to expose the full extent of the damage. Now not all 203k projects are this invasive bu...
07/23/2014
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