Home Renovation Refinancing Options

Home Renovation Refinancing Options

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Home Renovation Refinancing Options

Are you looking to renovate your home so that you can prepare for a new family member? Perhaps you are dreaming of a new home office? Or maybe you want to increase the value of your home by giving it a brand new look? Either way, your home renovation project is going to cost you a bit of money. And unless you have set aside a huge amount for money, you will probably need to weigh some financing options.

Most people mistakenly believe that their insurance policy will cover their renovation projects. Unfortunately this is not true as home insurance is typically a liability protection that protects your home in case of theft, fire or natural catastrophe. You need to seek other options that can help finance your renovations that include the following:

1. Use your own financing.
Many individuals use their own resources to finance home improvement projects. If you have the income and foresight, then budgeting your own funds makes really good economic sense. It will help you avoid additional debt.

2. Obtain a personal or signature loan.
Another option is to seek a personal loan from your credit union or bank. Many entities are happy to lend money, especially if you hold a high credit score and/or a long-term history of paying down your debt. Make sure to shop for best rates.

3. Home equity loan.
If you don’t mind putting a lien on your existing mortgage, you can obtain a secured home equity line of credit or home equity loan. The advantage is that the credit line tends to be higher in comparison to personal or signature loans. However, if you default on your loan, the company can seize your home.

4. Mortgage refinancing.
You can refinance your existing mortgage and roll over the improvement costs into the new loan. Although this will increase your payments and extend the amount over a longer interest period, the interest rate may be very favorable. You may also be eligible to receive up to 85% of your home’s appraised value, depending on your home’s equity position.

There are many great financing options to choose from. However, never apply for a loan unless you have affordable insurance to cover at least some of the contractual works on the improvements. Many homeowners have chosen cheap insurance quotes that didn’t cover the contractual work, leading to complex financial difficulties in an unfortunate mishap.

By having adequate and affordable insurance coverage (and taking advantage of the many financing options), you will be able to get your home renovated while protecting it with the right home insurance coverage.

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