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Tapping home equity to remodel

You've brushed aside your home improvement projects long enough and finally decided to remodel that outdated bathroom or kitchen. Start by powering up your finances to cover the cost. Make sure you're covered (with insurance) and finalize your project plans. Here are the tools you'll need to make the right decisions.

Power up your financing. . .
Financing a remodeling job

You need to measure your options as carefully as you measure your lumber.

Using equity to finance your home improvements

Should I consider a mortgage refinance or home equity product?

What's the difference between home equity loan and lines of credit?

Which product should I use? Here are some guidelines.
Plus: Why and when to tap home's equity

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Renovating for a pay off...
Get the biggest bang for your home improvement buck

You may have favorite 'must do' projects, but it pays to design with these resale rules in mind.
Plus: 7 quick remodeling rules of thumb

10 tricks for a low-cost, high-impact home upgrade

Little changes can make a huge difference -- and they don't require you to refi.


-- Posted: May 1, 2005




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