How do I finance property repairs and updates when buying a home?I plan to put 5-10% down on a home and have been preapproved by my mortgage broker for more than my desired price range. Most of the properties require repairs and/or updating. Once I pay the down money plus closing & moving costs, I won't have much cash flow. Is there any way to roll these costs into my mortgage, or can I negotiate a rebate from the seller to be paid at closing?February 19 2014 - Chicago22YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.