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Home repair loans & other financing options for funding your project

by Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team 08/28/2022

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Home repair projects can be costly and unexpected, making home repair loans a preferred option for covering the cost. If you need some extra funding to cover home improvements or major repairs, you have several options available.

Here is a quick guide to the most common ways to pay for a home repair or home improvement project:

HELOC (Home equity line of credit)

Home equity is a popular option for paying home repair costs. A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, works similarly to a credit card with an approved borrowing limit. Typically, a HELOC has a borrowing period followed by a separate repayment period.

HELOC interest rates have the potential to fluctuate throughout the life of the loan. However, you only have to pay interest on the amount borrowed. Since you’re borrowing against your home’s equity, you’re also using your home as collateral, meaning you run the risk of losing it if you’re unable to make payments.

Personal home improvement loan

Another option for paying your home repair costs is a personal loan. Personal loans are unsecured, so you don’t need to be concerned with collateral. If your repairs are time-sensitive, you can often get an unsecured loan much more quickly than a HELOC or home equity loan. Sometimes you can receive financing as early as the next business day.

Typically, personal loans offer adjustable or fixed interest rates, although personal loans generally have higher interest rates than mortgage loans. However, you can generally expect decent rates as long as you have a good credit history.

Are there alternatives to home repair loans?

If you need financing for a home repair, there are options beyond home equity loans and personal loans. Some other ways to pay include:

  • Credit cards with 0% introductory interest rates.
  • Personal line of credit.
  • Cash-out refinancing.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right type of financing for your home projects. While home repair loans have their advantages, it’s important to consider all the options available to you. 

About the Author

Dawn & Dennis Martin- The Martin Team

A Winning Tradition Together, Dennis and Dawn Martin represent a winning tradition for home buyers and sellers throughout the Denver Metro area. Like the great Rocky Mountains themselves, this father and daughter business team continues to stand tall when it comes to providing the highest level of real estate service possible.  

Competitive, caring and fiercely committed to always going the extra mile on behalf of the people they serve, Dennis and Dawn view each client they serve as another member of there extended family. They believe great service stands the test of time, which is why they're always looking for new and better ways to improve on there already high standards.  

It's also why so much of their business comes from referrals and past clientele. Call them before your next move and put their winning traditions to work for you.  

A Fitting Partnership As native residents, Dennis and Dawn Martin are proud to be part of this rich heritage, Indeed, those who know them best will tell you they are yet another great Rocky Mountain tradition,  That's because this unique father and daughter business team have been making a positive difference in the lives of local residents throughout the Denver Metro area for several generations.  

The Martins like to refer to their service as "Hi Tech and Hi Touch. Dawn is the computer savvy entrepreneur who utilizes the very latest technology to streamline the home buying an selling process for clients,   Dennis the hands on consultant who pride himself on his extremely personal and caring service. For clients, however, it's really the best of both worlds, which is why so many people , including their kids and grandchildren, return to the Martins for all their real estate needs.  

So when you're ready to buy or sell your next home in the Denver Metro area, tap into another great Rocky Mountain tradition. Give Dennis and Dawn Martin a call. With over 50 years of local real estate experience between them they represent A Winning Tradition for home buyers and sellers alike