11/15/2012: Financing Home Improvements

If you’ve been considering taking a small mortgage or HELOC (home equity line of credit), now might not be a bad time to do it.  Interest rates are at historic lows and banks are more willing to lend as the housing downturn is over.  With the last 4 home sales on Randlett Park averaging $812,000, home appraisals are likely to have higher values as well.

With an FHA-203k consultant loan, you can borrow up to $523,750 to purchase, refinance or renovate your home in Middlesex County.  For example: if your home on Randlett is worth $600,000 and you owe $425,000 — you could borrow an additional $98,750 for renovations.

I know what most of you are thinking – Dave, if this is so easy, why don’t you do it and renovate your kitchen?  It really needs it!  It’s the worst looking kitchen on the street!  All I can say is I’ll do it when the time is right.  And by the time is right, I mean when my wife tells me to.

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