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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 17 May 2021

Love MY Renovation Project with Mike Young

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Mike is one of the largest 203k consultants and trainers in the country, licensed in every state, and a real estate and home design consultant. Mike's mission is to teach people how to become financially successful in the real-estate industry. Mike has changed the lives of too many people to count, and during this program, Mike will share with his listeners, a lifetime of experience and knowledge, something that others pay dearly for, which will open your mind to the very real possibility of obtaining financial freedom. 

What does an FHA 203k Consultant do?

  • Meets with clients and “consults” explaining the program
  • Reviews the contracts and procedures so there are no problems during the course of construction
  • Makes the FHA 203k compliance inspection to determine what it will take to bring the structure up to the MPS (Minimum Property Standards). This includes mandatory repairs such as ceiling insulation, caulking, weatherization, grading, etc.
  • Recommends contractors and lenders if they client does not already have them selected

What is the difference between an FHA Consultant and a Home Inspector?

home inspector and a 203k consultant can be, and quite often are, the same person. There is really no difference in the home inspection and the consultant’s 203k compliance inspection.

The inspections can be the same inspection. The home inspector quite often creates a “deficiency report” that can be the basis of a 203k report as well.

A typical home inspection might take 3-4 hours and a typical 203k compliance inspection might take 1-2 hours. During that time the home inspector will find deficiencies and suggest further inspections by the appropriate trades persons and rarely is allowed by state licensing to “price the work”.

On the other hand the consultant does just that, they determine the issue, determine the repair, create a “scope of work” or “scope of renovation” and provides typical costs to repair those items. This is in direct violation of most state licensing “standards of practice” for home inspectors thus the difference between a consultant and a home inspector.

Mike Young can help any buyer in any state, in any city or town. Mike is licensed by HUD to be an FHA 203 Consultant in all states.

We Specialize in home Remodeling and Renovation bids for Room Additions, Bathroom and kitchen remodeling, garages and new construction. 203k Consultant construction bids.

WHAT IS A 203 (k) LOAN? The 203(k) loan is a fully disbursed loan, which allows a borrower to purchase or refinance a property and finance the cost of rehabilitation with one loan. Because it is fully disbursed at closing, HUD can insure the 203(k) loan as soon as the loan closes. The mortgage amount for these loans is based on the projected value of the property with the work completed, taking into account the cost of the work. HUD has taken a strong position to encourage this program and the loan is now easier to originate and close than ever before. Use a consultant.

203(k) Advantages

  • Up-front MIP can be financed
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible with only 5% down payment and can buy multiple properties once approved
  • Finance up to 6 months mortgage payments [during construction]
  • Special HUD down payment programs available - $100 & $500
  • Most closing costs can be financed
  • An FHA loan is assumable
  • Gain 10% on the appraised value for qualifying
  • Limited 203k has no minimum loan amount but the $35,000 max includes costs and fees as well as 10-20% contingency in many cases, check with your lender. Real life max is about $28,000 for construction.
  • No construction cost limit other than the maximum loan amount in your county. We have done them up to $544,000 construction amount
Michael A Young
Santa Rosa
Author, speaker, National 203k consultant, specialist and trainer

Mike is the author of 3 books on the FHA 203k loan program and construction consulting, one of the largest HUD FHA 203k consultants in the nation since 1995, the first “for profit” company ever put on a HUD website, offering consultant training and consultant software since 1995 and lender-friendly software for “Limited 203k” loans. Mike is one of the largest 203k consultants in the country, having completed thousands of projects since 1994.

Mike Young is an FHA 203k Consultant, a Real Estate Consultant and a Home Design Consultant. Mike performs feasibility analysis per 203k guidelines to assist homebuyers and real estate agents in making an offer on homes needing repairs.

Mike was an FHA Real estate appraiser from 1992-2004 and home inspector for over 30 years. Now Mike teaches seminars instructing for Continuing Education (CE) credits for appraisers and home inspectors. He has developed his own software for 203k report writing, which is now purchased and used by consultants nationally. Through his seminars, his software and his books, Mike trains lenders, consultants, home inspectors, architects, engineers, and contractors in the ways of FHA 203k.

To learn more about the FHA 203k loan program go to To contact us for a consultation please go to and "order a consultation". Also check out my blog site and check out my other blog site in Spanish and other languages.

Got a 203k project giving you "fits" contact If you are looking for quality 203k software for consultants to speed up the underwriting process.

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