Prospect Mortgage Offers Loan Assistance to Those Impacted By Hurricane Sandy Government-backed programs provide financing for repairs or home purchases

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospect Mortgage, LLC ("Prospect" or the "Company"), a leader in home renovation and purchase financing, is offering two loan programs that can help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy rebuild their lives. These Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs provide funding beyond insurance or other disaster assistance by offering financing for those in declared disaster areas to repair or rebuild a home, or even to purchase a new residence.

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"For families whose lives have been torn apart by Sandy, rebuilding a home or purchasing a new one can be the most important step to restoring their lives," said Doug Long, President of Correspondent & Retail Lending for Prospect Mortgage. "These federally-backed loan programs provide low down payments to pay for repairs and renovations, or to purchase a new residence."

The programs, FHA 203(h) and FHA 203(k), offered through Prospect Mortgage in the impacted areas, can often provide financing to close the gap between what is covered by insurance or other disaster assistance and the full cost of recovery. Key program details include:

For Homeowners and Renters Who Need to Move

Disaster victims are able to buy a different home with no money down. Previous residence must have been in the disaster area and destroyed or extensively damaged and is now not habitable.

  • 100% financing, no money down on a home purchase.
  • Single-family homes and approved condos are eligible (vacation and investment properties are ineligible).
  • Must be completed within one year of the disaster.
  • Loans will be made through the FHA 203(h) program.

For Homeowners Who Need to Repair or Rebuild Their Home

Loans are available to either repair or re-build and the loan limits are based on the home's value after work is completed.

  • Up to 97.75% of the home's expected post-completion value may be financed.
  • Insurance settlements and any FEMA grants can reduce the needed loan amount.
  • Repairs can range from minor to major renovation (replace roof, repair deck, etc.).
  • If the current loan exceeded the value of the property prior to damage the homeowner would need to find additional funds to close.
  • Loans will be made through the FHA 203(k) program.

"These loan programs may be able to help pay for repairs or renovations not covered by insurance or other assistance," said Jim Ragan, Renovation Sales Manager. "They can allow victims of Sandy to rebuild their homes in the way that is right for their family, not just what's covered by insurance."

For more information about the FHA 203(h) and 203(k) programs, please contact Jim Ragan at Jim.Ragan@prospectmtg.com or John Adams at John.Adams@prospectmtg.com.

Prospect Mortgage is a top-10 national home purchase lender and a leader in FHA renovation loan originations. It offers a full range of quality home loans, including FHA and VA, conventional, jumbo and super jumbo, renovation, and more. It is backed by Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $5 billion of assets under management and offices in Chicago, Baltimore, and Miami. For more information about Prospect Mortgage, visit www.MyProspectMortgage.com. Visit Prospect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/myprospectmtg and follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prospectmtg.

SOURCE Prospect Mortgage



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