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Different Sources of Home Improvement Financing

If you are a homeowner, then home improvement and repairs are very important for you. The need for repair is bound to arise. Your heating system may break down. Something may go wrong with the plumbing in your house. You may also need to remodel your house. If your family has grown, you may either move into a bigger house or go for a house extension. Moving into a new house is a costlier option. A cheaper option is to go for a house extension. You may go for a home improvement just to give a new look to your house.

You need money to carry out home improvement. Your savings can fund small repair work. However, you need to take out a loan when you wish to undertake a major home improvement job. You can take out a personal loan to finance your home improvement project. A personal loan is an unsecured loan and does not require collateral. The rate of interest on personal home improvement loans is high. On the other hand, secured home improvement loans carry a low rate of interest.

You need to be a homeowner to get a secured loan. You can offer your house as a security. This will give the lender a sense of security since he

would be able to recover his money by selling your house in case you fail to repay the loan. You can also take out a home equity loan for home improvement . A home equity loan is a homeowner loan that allows you to release the equity tied up in your house.

Another type of home improvement financing is a lien contract. A lien contract is just like a secured loan. The lender has a lien over your property and if you default in the repayment, the lender may repossess the property to make good his loss.

Before carrying out home improvement using a home improvement loan, you must take into account several factors. First of all, if you are planning to take out a secured home improvement loan, make sure that you have regular income to pay monthly installments. Home improvement increases the value of your house. Make sure that the cost of loan does not exceed the increase in the value of your house.

About the author:

The author is a business writer specializing in finance and credit products and has written authoritative articles on the finance industry. He has done his masters in Business Administration and is currently assisting Shakespeare Finance as a finance specialist.

Written by: Vipul Jain

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