renovation

How to Set a Renovation Budget

There are two ways to go about setting a renovation budget. The first is to determine how much you can afford to spend. The second is by working backwards from the end result you want to achieve. If you're paying for your home improvement project with your existing cash, you may need to cut or [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:27:04+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |

Buying a Fixer-Upper? 6 Common Concerns Addressed

Buying fixer-uppers are a super popular move nowadays — especially given the rise of shows like “Flip This House” and “Fixer Upper.” Not only do fixer-upper properties usually come at a lower price than move-in ready ones, but they’re also just fun projects. Gung-ho homeowners can dive in, DIY to their heart’s content, and truly [...]

By |2018-09-24T13:57:07+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Frustrated by Lack of Affordable Homes? Consider a Major Renovation

Let’s face it: housing supply is limited right now. Even if you wanted to move on to bigger, greener pastures, you might have a hard time finding the right property — at least at a price you can afford. Fortunately, picking up and moving on isn’t the only option if you’ve grown tired of your current [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:31:19+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Home, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as a whole. Upscale bathroom remodels add more than $34,000 in value. But like any statistics, [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:21:41+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner recoups more than 81% of their costs on a minor kitchen remodel, adding about $17K [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:22:07+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Backyards & Patios

When it comes to renovating your home, choosing your projects carefully is key — at least if you want to ensure those projects are worth it. While some upgrades may add to your home’s aesthetic or come with extra convenience or comfort, the truth is not all renovations are created equally — especially when it [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:20:50+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

VA Refinancing Before Your Next Renovation

Whether you’re renovating to add convenience, improve your home’s aesthetic, or increase its overall value, one thing’s for certain: VA refinancing can help make it happen. Rather than scrimping and saving, pulling money from your 401K, or cutting corners and DIYing it, a VA refinance can tap your existing home equity to give you cold, [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:36:46+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Refinance, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

Pay for Home Repairs with One of Our Home Renovation Loans

We're all about helping our customers get to a better place—both financially and in terms of their living situations. We offer several options for home renovations that allow you to buy or refinance a home that needs a little TLC. Whether you choose our FHA 203(k), HomeStyle Renovation Loan, or our FHA 203(k) Streamline Loan [...]

By |2018-08-10T06:55:23+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By |2018-06-12T07:33:40+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

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