Home Improvement

Home improvements don’t have to break your budget. Learn more about typical home improvement costs and how to use loans to help finance renovations.

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  • How to stick to your home improvement budget

    Home improvement projects can be costly, whether it’s installing a pool that rivals your neighbor’s, adding a mother-in-law suite to your home or simply replacing a sink and toilet in the guest bathroom. [...]

    7 min read Mar 24, 2020
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  • DIY home renovations on a budget

    Whether the pale blue paint job you applied to your bathroom walls has lost its luster or your kitchen is in dire need of new cabinets and a fresh backsplash, there’s nothing wrong with touching up your [...]

    4 min read Mar 24, 2020
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  • How to finance a tiny home

    Would you trade in your home for a tiny house? Downsizing to a micro-living space is the latest trend in housing, and in large part stems from growing environmental and financial concerns, along with the [...]

    5 min read Feb 21, 2020
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  • How much does HVAC installation cost?

    Replacing an HVAC system isn’t something most homeowners have to do very often. The Department of Energy recommends replacement of HVAC systems every 10 to 15 years, though many systems can last at least [...]

    6 min read Feb 11, 2020
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  • How to avoid costly home renovation mistakes

    Planning a home improvement project requires careful project outlines, a predetermined budget and adequate financing. All too often, though, homeowners are in the midst of a renovation when they realize [...]

    3 min read Feb 07, 2020
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  • Eco-friendly home improvements that make a difference

    The promise of green energy home improvements is long-term energy savings in exchange for one up-front cost. These eco home improvement renovations are designed to lower your carbon footprint and save [...]

    4 min read Feb 07, 2020
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  • Best home improvement loans with bad credit

    Paying a mortgage might already be straining your budget. Adding extra costs for home improvements could be a total budget buster. Fortunately, there are home improvement loans you can use to help finance [...]

    4 min read Feb 06, 2020
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  • How to pay for emergency home repairs

    Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is facing an emergency home repair and not having funds available to pay for it. It could be that your air conditioning cuts out in the middle of July or your furnace [...]

    4 min read Jan 28, 2020
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