Home Remodeling Loan
Remodeling cost has no real margin; they are dependent on several factors. Though siding replacement could cost as much as $6,946, it would be silly to assume that such amount could culminate the cost of say, a small bathroom remodeling. A bathroom remodel is likely at $9,861 mid range but then at upscale bathroom remodeling, cost could get as high as $25,273. That makes home remodeling costs somewhat difficult to project, yet with statistical data like Remodeling Magazine’s Annual Cost vs. Value Report, projected remodeling costs can be easier to estimate.
Still, that makes home remodeling cost way above the normal American’s wallet. And even if a ready sum is already available that should cover the entire remodeling expense, it is often wiser to still facilitate the expense with a loan and use the available cash as a cover up to those expenses that haven’t been anticipated along the way.
So, where should your home remodeling loan come from? There are a lot of possibilities. Credit card provides the most hassle free possibility, though for remodeling expenses that are projected several thousands of dollars, a credit card is hardly the best choice due to its high interest rate. The only consolation credit cards usage offers is the absence of paperwork and legal documentation.
The better option to credit cards is home equity loan. In fact, home equity loans are more laudable than credit cards in every aspect as long as the borrower have no qualms of going through several paperwork like documentation, appraisals, and origination fees and a good deal of identification. Still the rewards are substantially better: long term pay, discernibly low interest rates, huge payoff, a lump sum (if applied), and the best of all, tax deductible. In fact, some home equity home loan arrangements that are designed specifically to home remodeling loan purposes. So for smaller items that costs lesser than a thousand dollars, such as urgent material request, or special material purchase, or even worker salaries, credit cards may be the best option. But for the bulk of the project (as home remodeling cost would naturally exceed several thousands), the home equity loan should be its best offset.
There are two types of home equity loan, the HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) and the lump sum loan. Both are optimal for remodeling use. Lump sum is the percentage equivalent of the home’s value while HELOC is a credit line the percentage equivalent of the home’s value. For major home remodeling loans that includes several rooms and areas (and with overall cost reaching a hundred dollars) the lump sum home equity loan should be applied, otherwise HELOC should be used.