Renovations can add to the value of your home

Time to renovate?

Renovating your home is one of the best ways to increase its value and provide yourself with financial security in the long-term.

Investing in home renovations can be a daunting prospect, with the cost of materials, labour, and other associated costs, it can seem like a lot of money to spend. But with careful planning and budgeting, it can be a great way to add value to your home and make it more desirable to potential buyers.

First and foremost, it is important to consider the type of renovations you are planning to do. While some renovations may be more appealing to potential buyers, others may not add as much value to your home.

For example, installing a new kitchen or bathroom may be more appealing to buyers, whereas painting walls may not. It’s important to research the market and find out what kind of renovations are popular in your area before investing in your project.

As well as the monetary benefits of renovating your home, there are many other advantages:

• Renovations can improve the appearance of your home, making it more desirable to buyers.

• Renovations can also increase the energy efficiency of your home, which can reduce your energy bills and help the environment.

• They can increase the safety of your home. By installing new security systems or improving existing ones, you can give yourself peace of mind that your home is safe and secure.

• They can also increase the functionality of your home. This may include adding extra rooms or expanding existing ones to make more space. This can be great for growing families or those who want to add an extra touch of luxury to their home.

• Home renovations can be a great way to add value to your property. By making improvements to your home, you can increase its worth and make it more desirable to potential buyers.

There are several possible ways that you might finance your home renovations.

• Use your savings

• Use a credit card or an unsecured line of credit

• Home equity line of credit

• A personal loan

• A loan from a family member

These are quick solutions and may work best depending on how extensive and costly your renovations might be or you could perhaps consider a lower cost of borrowing to complete those renovations by obtaining a renovation loan. Some of the benefits of this type of financing are, lower interest rates, lower monthly payments as the loan gets amortized over a longer period and access to a higher amount depending on your home equity

It is also a good option for borrowers who might feel tempted to abuse the flexibility of other home renovation options mentioned above, such as credit lines or credit cards

If you would like more information about the possible financing options available for your home improvements, please book a time here on my calendar for a chat www.calendly.com/april-dunn or email [email protected]

This article is written by or on behalf of an outsourced columnist and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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About the Author

April Dunn is the owner and a Mortgage Broker with The Red Door Mortgage Group – Mortgage Architects. For over two decades, she has been helping clients to arrange their financing to purchase a home, refinance, or renew their mortgages. Drawing from her extensive experience as a Credit Union manager, a Residential Mortgage Manager with a large financial institution, and as a Mortgage Broker, April has the necessary expertise to design a tailored mortgage plan with features and options that cater to each client's individual needs. April offers a complete range of residential and commercial mortgage financing services to clients throughout British Columbia and the rest of Canada through her affiliation with the Mortgage Architects network.

Contact e-mail address: [email protected] or by phone at: 1-888-561-2679.

Website: www.reddoormortgage.com

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