KIM JORDAN | Love the HOME but . . .

Considering buying a HOME . . . but it needs updates? Kim Jordan has valuable advice on an FHA loan option that could fund those updates.

Watch the video to see Kim's tip on how you can fund an update on that new HOME you're interested in.

Kim's recipe for her latest scrumptiousness, "Fruity Chicken Salad" appears just below. 

You'll find the video transcription available below the recipe.

Fruity Chicken Salad with Mixed Greens and Pecans


Pre-heat gas or charcoal grill to medium/high heat. Place chicken on grill, cooking for 7-10 minutes turning half-way through cooking. Cook until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut. Cool, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, grapes, celery, cherries, onion and ½ cup of the dressing.

Divide greens among 4 plates (or salad bowls). Top with chicken mixture, sprinkle with pecans, drizzle each salad with 1 tablespoon of remaining dressing.

*To toast pecans, spread in ungreased shallow pan and bake at 350° for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pecans are light brown and aromatic.


2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts

1 cup diced red grapes

2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced

½ cup dried cherries or cranberries

¼ cup finely chopped onion

¾ cup fat-free honey-mustard dressing, or other fat-free dressing of your choice

8 cups mixed greens

¼ cup chopped pecans, *toasted


Full transcript

KIM JORDAN | Love the HOME but . . . 

Most of you who are thinking of buying a home -- regardless of whatever stage you are in -- are looking for that perfect move-in ready home.

Agreed, there are lots of great homes out there, with great “bones” and updated mechanical features, but aesthetically, are still a bit back in time. 

Here’s a tip that could be valuable to you in your decision-making: If you love the house and floor plan, but don’t have the extra cash set aside for the updates, consider a 203(k) rehabilitation loan. 

This FHA-insured rehab financing allows you to make improvements on a new purchase up to $35,000 and may be used for things like roof repair or replacement, HVAC systems, plumbing and electrical, or flooring. 

You can even do minor renovations as long as they do not involve structural repairs.   

This can even be used as a refinance option on existing homes.

Besides the FHA rehab loans, there are ones structured for conventional as well. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please give me or Alice a call . . . we would love to help you out.

See ya next time.