Mortgage and Refinancing Information Channel:
We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
A Guide to Getting a Home Improvement Loan
If you've got a few things around the house that you'd like to spruce up but don't have the money for, you might want to consider getting a home improvement loan. As the name implies, a home improvement loan is designed to pay for improvements to a house or other form of real estate.
The house and the improvements themselves serve as collateral for the loan, thus reducing the need for additional collateral to be on the line.
Best of all, a home improvement loan can help you to improve both your credit score and the value of your house all at the same time.
Collateral you can live in
Much like a mortgage or other home loan, a home improvement loan uses the equity in your house or real estate (with the equity being the amount of the home that's already paid for) as a basis for the collateral value of the home.
This value is used, along with estimates for the improvements that you want to do, to determine how much the amount of the home improvement loan is going to be. The more equity the house or real estate has in it, the larger the loan amount can be? though it still needs to be within your ability to pay it back in a reasonable amount of time.
Shopping around for the best prices
Obviously, a home improvement loan is a major investment and should not be entered into lightly. Finding the right home improvement loan for you is a two-step process? first you need to find out how much your improvements are going to cost, and then you need to try to find your best offer at a bank or other lender.
Shop around at building supply stores to try to find the lowest prices, and contact carpenters, contractors, and other professionals in your area for quotes on how much the work would cost. Do as much of the work as you can yourself, to cut back on costs, though don't skimp if you do need a professional to do part or all of the work. After all, it's better to spend a few more pounds than to end up with inferior workmanship or to put yourself in danger.
Once you have several quotes for both the cost of materials and the cost of labor, it's time to try to get your home improvement loan.
Visit several banks and finance companies in your area, getting interest rates and loan terms from each one. Be sure to take your previous research with you, so that the loan officers will be able to see what you have in mind and make a decision regarding your home improvement loan.
Compare the rates of several lenders before deciding on which one you want to use, and do your best to pay off the loan as quickly as possible? after all, it can make it easier to get a good loan rate the next time home improvements roll around.
You may freely reprint this article provided the following author's biography (including the live URL link) remains intact:
About The Author
John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help homeowners find the best available loans via the http://www.directonlineloans.co.uk website.
MORE RESOURCES updated Sat. March / 06 / 2021
Today’s mortgage refinance rates mixed — one key rate drops while another rises | March 2, 2021 - Fox Business
Today’s mortgage refinance rates mixed — one key rate drops while another rises | March 2, 2021 Fox Business
Can refinancing a mortgage hurt my credit score? Fox Business
Today's mortgage refinance rates see little change as market holds steady | February 25, 2021 - Fox Business
Today's mortgage refinance rates see little change as market holds steady | February 25, 2021 Fox Business
Best cash-out refinance lenders in 2021 Bankrate.com
3 signs you should refinance your mortgage right now Fox Business
Mortgage Recast: How to Reamortize and Save Money Credible News
Today's mortgage and refinance rates: February 14, 2021 | Rates down Business Insider
Refinance Loans Propel Yet Another Increase In Home Mortgage Lending Activity During Fourth Quarter Of 2020 - PRNewswire
Refinance Loans Propel Yet Another Increase In Home Mortgage Lending Activity During Fourth Quarter Of 2020 PRNewswire
What Is a Mortgage and How Does It Work? | Mortgage 101 The Mortgage Reports
What Are The Benefits Of Cash-Out Refinancing? Is It Worth It? The Mortgage Reports
Can Closing Costs Change On The Closing Disclosure? The Mortgage Reports
Can You Use A 203K Rehab Loan For An Investment Property? The Mortgage Reports
The Lending Issue: Ready, Set, Close! Chicago Agent magazine
Top 5 mortgage refinance questions answered Fox Business
How to decide if you should refinance your mortgage Fox Business
Pros and cons of a cash-out mortgage refinance Fox Business
How to refinance your mortgage Fox Business
Mortgage refinance: Everything you need to know Fox Business
How do I get the most out of my mortgage refinance? Fox Business
Mortgage refinance rates continue hitting record lows – here’s how to get the best deal now - Fox Business
Mortgage refinance rates continue hitting record lows – here’s how to get the best deal now Fox Business
Who's exempt from the new mortgage refinance fee? Fox Business
Everything You Should Know About The New Mortgage Refinancing Fee That Goes Into Effect Dec. 1 - Forbes
Everything You Should Know About The New Mortgage Refinancing Fee That Goes Into Effect Dec. 1 Forbes
Mortgage refinance applications soar despite a new fee that increases the cost - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mortgage refinance applications soar despite a new fee that increases the cost Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What are the hidden costs of refinancing a mortgage? Fox Business
USDA Construction Loans | Buy Land & Build A Home With USDA The Mortgage Reports
4 ways to get lower mortgage refinance rates Fox Business
The best mortgage refinance lenders of March 2021 Business Insider
Refinancing your mortgage? Don’t make this mistake Fox Business
Despite low mortgage interest rates, homeowners should research the caveats before reﬁnancing - Seattle Times
Despite low mortgage interest rates, homeowners should research the caveats before reﬁnancing Seattle Times
A record 19.4 million homeowners can now save big on a mortgage refinance, as rates hit another new low - CNBC
A record 19.4 million homeowners can now save big on a mortgage refinance, as rates hit another new low CNBC
How a mortgage refinance affects your net worth Fox Business
5 reasons to refinance your mortgage right now HousingWire
Complete Checklist of Mortgage Refinancing Requirements Credible News
10 things to know before refinancing your mortgage Fox Business
3 Mortgage Refinance Strategies to Consider in 2021 The Motley Fool
Jumbo Mortgage Refinance Rates for March 2021 NextAdvisor
10 tips for getting the best mortgage refinance rate, from checking your credit report to choosing the right lender - Business Insider
10 tips for getting the best mortgage refinance rate, from checking your credit report to choosing the right lender Business Insider