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Home Improvements Often Require Financing

If you are planning a remodel or addition to your home, major or minor, you may be considering financing the cost. This might be a good opportunity to refinance your first mortgage while rolling in the remodeling costs. You also might consider consolidating your bills or taking out some additional cash. Instead of refinancing your mortgage, you might consider taking out a second mortgage or opening a "home equity line of credit".

We have a few articles to help answer your questions and provide guidance on your various options. Refer to the menu to the left to find articles about home improvement finance options and other useful information.

Use our financial calculators below to estimate the equity in your home, or the payments on a home equity loan or refinanced first mortgage.

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