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 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

Why a Home Renovation Loan Could be a Smart Move Right Now

  • Fri, Jan 7, 2022
  • 8 min read

Buying a fixer-upper can be an affordable  way to get into your desired neighborhood. 

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What's the HomeStyle Renovation Loan?

  • Fri, Apr 12, 2019
  • 5 min read

Have you found a neighborhood where you'd like to live but the only house for sale is a fixer-upper? Unsure what to do? You could: 

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HomeStyle Renovation or FHA 203(k) - which home loan is right for you?

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 4 min read

Buying a home that needs some love can be overwhelming. It can also be a smart investment. If you're thinking about buying a fixer-upper, you already know that it's going to take a little elbow grease to make it livable. You probably also know that these types of homes can often be snatched up at bargain prices and in neighborhoods where you want to live. And once it's yours, you can paint, remodel and refresh the property to make it your own. Gourmet kitchen, movie room, home office, party deck  - the possibilities are endless. 

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Home Improvement Financing or DIY: What Works Best

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 4 min read

You might think that a mortgage company is going to push a home loan for every little home improvement project you may want to do. But here's the thing about doing that: not everyone needs to finance home improvements. It's a shocking truth some lenders don't want you to know. But it's the truth. Not everyone needs to borrow money for home improvement financing, just like not everyone should buy a house.   Sometimes renting is better for some folks, just like some folks can perform do-it-yourself upgrades with no financing.

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Build a Beautiful Breakfast Nook with a Renovation Loan

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 2 min read

A breakfast nook can brighten your home like few other home improvements. In fact not only does this beautiful breakfast nook here look amazing, it also has the potential to bring your family closer together. A cozy place for a Saturday morning breakfast (or brunch) could result in a fun family time. Download the Ultimate Guide to Home Improvement Loans here.

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Unfinished Basement? No Garage? FHA 203k Renovation Loan to the Rescue!

  • Fri, Dec 28, 2018
  • 3 min read

As a home buyer sometimes you’ll find a house that’s missing a key component that every other house in the neighborhood has in this case a garage, but it doesn’t have to make you overlook this house in fact it can actually help you take this house and turn it into a home with a renovation mortgage.

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