Home renovations are never cheap. They are also time and energy-consuming endeavor which makes it a pretty stressful work. However, the rewarding experience of finally getting your home renovated and improved is well worth that effort. Unfortunately, not too many people can afford such things but lucky for you, I am here to help you. Here are six loan types that can help you fund your renovation project.
We understand that not everyone has enough money to give in to their desire of renovation their home but if there’s a will, there’s a way. We’re here to help you get the house of your dreams. There are plenty of options for you to score that money you need for your renovation project.
Home Equity Loan
This is one of the most common ways for people to borrow money for their renovation project. It is a kind of loan where you basically make your house the collateral. The current value of your home is considered prior to the makeover to make sure everything is fair. You can’t borrow 100% of the value of your home but you can borrow a substantial amount if the value of your house is fine. Most renovations don’t require significant value compared to the value of your whole house. One problem you may face is the cost of your renovation may actually be greater than the value of your home, but this is rarely the case.
If you are planning on a major makeover for your home, this is another great option. By doing it mortgage-style, you can spread out the payments over a long period of time. This is helpful if you are on a tight budget.
This is just like your usual bank loan where you apply for a loan then wait for it to be processed. If you have a good credit score, you can borrow more with lower interest rate. If your credit score is considered bad, you may need to provide some collateral like your car, or the house itself. If you are confident in your ability to pay the loan, this may seem like a good option for you.
This is somewhat similar to home equity loan with some minor difference. First, the lender will take the value of your home after the renovation project is finished. This has the potential to allow you to borrow more but the usual setup for these kinds of loan is you will not given the loan upfront but spread out over a period of time.
This is a great option if the renovation you are planning isn’t major. If you are only doing small renovation projects here and there, a credit card can fund your projects. The interest is higher compared to other types of loans but this type of loan is almost instant and won’t require processing. If your renovation project is only minor, this is the way to go.
Personal loans are usually capped at around 30 grand. Personally, I would not advise borrowing this full amount because the interest rates are higher than other forms of loans. Personal loans are great for small renovations like window replacement, asphalt paving, roof installation and other minor renovation projects. For bigger projects like home redesign, a home equity loan seems more fitting and advantageous.