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Refinancing a Home Two Months After Purchase

I bought a home, with cash, two months ago. Can I refinance my home?

I purchased a REO property 2 months ago for $86k all cash. The property has been completely remodeled and the value is right around 200k. Would I be able to refi for what the property is worth? FHA rules state that they will only allow a refi to what was paid for the property if owned less that 1yr. I don't know how conventional works can you help me with information?

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Generally speaking, most banks that offer conventional loans require a borrower to own the home for at least 6 months prior to refinancing the home. If six months have passed and the value of your home is appraised at the amount you mentioned, typically, most banks will allow you to borrow up to 80% of the value. It is unlikely that a lender will let you borrow up to 100% of the value of the home. However, you must keep in mind that underwriting guidelines for most major mortgage lenders change frequently. In other words, these general guidelines are not set in stone, and they may be different when you have reached six months of home ownership.

To learn more about refinancing I encourage you to visit the resource page Refinance My Home.

Get no-cost, online mortgage refinance quotes from up to four prequalified lenders.

I hope this information helps you Find. Learn & Save.



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