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Best Way to Buy a Short Sale or REO in Crofton MD

The Best Way to Buy a Short Sale or REO in Crofton may be an FHA 203k streamline mortgage.   

Foreclosure signThis program allows the buyer to borrow up to $35,000 more than the sale price for limited repairs – but the list of allowable repairs under guidelines for the FHA 203k streamline mortgage is more than adequate for most properties you would purchase as a potential short sale, foreclosure or REO in Crofton or any nearby community.

These repairs are eligible under the Streamline 203k FHA mortgage and can be done AFTER settlement, according to Colleen Craig, a Southern California Mortgage Professional in Santa Claritia, California:

Obtaining approval for the FHA 203k streamline mortgage takes less time than the “typical” (NOT streamline) FHA 203k loan, says Colleen, and no consultant is required to manage the repairs… you can manage the process yourself and use up to three contractors.


2535 Symphony Lane, Gambrills MDThe property at 2535 Symphony Lane in nearby Four Seasons Estates (Gambrills) is a perfect candidate for this loan program, since it has been tenant occupied and it is a potential short sale – bargain-basement priced at just $275,000. 

At $310,000 (your investment after adding the $35,000 for repairs with the FHA 203k streamline mortgage), you would still have a great buy, priced below recent comps, and own an updated like-new home.  With its convenient location just minutes from Fort Meade, Northrup Grumman, I-295, I-97 and other commuting routes to D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, this is a great opportunity to own a detached home – and have it updated YOUR way.

If you act soon, you’ll be able to settle before the $8,000 tax credit runs out for first-time buyers (11/30/09).  This is almost enough to cover your FHA 3.5% down payment!


The best way to buy a short Sale or REO in Crofton MD is the FHA 203k Streamline Mortgage, so check it out.  This financing program will open up a lot more options for you, making it affordable to buy a home that needs repairs or updates.  For referral to a lender or answers to your questions about this property, contact me online or by cell/text at 301–346–2923.

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