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Home improvement loans

Home improvement loans provide you with the extra cash you need to make your home a more comfortable place to live in. From redesigning your kitchen and upgrading your bathroom to adding in a pool and landscaping your garden, there are so many different ways to improve the space around you. If you are lucky enough to be a homeowner in Australia, chances are you have some home renovation projects you’ve meant to do for a while.

Whether it’s installing ducted heating or converting your kitchen to an open plan, the sooner you get your home improvements underway, the sooner you can start enjoying them. Or, if you are looking to sell your house, home improvements can be a great way to add value to your property. All sounds good, but unfortunately, home improvements can be expensive, which is where home improvement loans can really come in handy.

How do home improvement loans work?

From kitchen renovation costs to new bathroom costs or even smaller jobs around the house, home improvements are not cheap, and you may not have the finance available upfront to pay for it. Like other personal loans, home improvement loans usually come in a lump sum payment that needs to be repaid to the money lender in instalments (including principal and interest) over a specified loan period. Suppose you are doing a major construction project. In that case, some banks also offer a construction loan for renovations where the money will be released in stages, so if you are building from scratch rather than doing minor home improvements, this might be another alternative to consider.

With personal loans for home improvements, you can either choose a secured loan where you’ll need to provide an asset (such as the property or the equity in the property) as security or an unsecured personal loan for renovations where the collateral is not required. You’ll also need to decide whether you want a fixed interest rate loan or a variable interest rate loan. If you are on a tight financial budget, applying for home improvements loans with fixed interest rates will provide more certainty about what your monthly repayments will be.

Before you decide what type of home improvements loan would work best for you, you’ll need to assess how much money you’d like to borrow. The cost of the project will depend on the extent of your home improvements and how much of the work you can do yourself, and how much of the work will require professional help. Renovation costs can include design costs, materials, labour, permit costs, insurance and more. If you are doing major home improvements where you’ll need to move out while you

renovate, you’ll also need to factor in accommodation costs, as well as takeaway food if your kitchen is out of action. When you are doing your budget, it’s a good idea to also allocate some extra money for unexpected costs that may arise. Once you’ve worked out how much money you need, it’s time to shop around for the best loan for your financial situation and find out what’s affordable, as you don’t want to get yourself into a debt that you won’t be able to pay back.

If you are looking for a low rate personal loan with a quick and easy application process and flexible repayments, MoneyMe offers unsecured fixed rate personal loans, lending up to $50,000. MoneyMe also has a free online calculator to help you get an idea of your repayments and decide what loan term will work best for you. We are also transparent about our fees and charges, so you’ll know what to expect before going ahead with the loan. With no fuss and no paperwork, you can apply online in a matter of minutes from your computer, tablet or smartphone. And with our advanced technology, we can give you an outcome in no time. As soon as you agree to the loan, we can transfer the money to your bank account. Transfer times will vary between banks, but you could even get access to the funds on the same day you apply.  

What expenses are covered under a home improvement loan?

With a MoneyMe unsecured personal loan for home improvements, you can use the money for almost any renovation costs you can think of. From new carpet and fresh paint to a complete bathroom remodel or kitchen upgrade, we’ve got your home improvements sorted. If you are doing minor home improvements such as painting some walls, carpeting a room or installing CCTV cameras, and you know you’ll be able to pay back the funds quickly, you might want to consider borrowing money using a credit card or line of credit. MoneyMe offers a line of credit up to $20,000, and as with our personal loans, the application and approval process is super quick. Apply for a MoneyMe personal loan or line of credit today!

Can't wait to start your dream home improvement project? MoneyMe has got you covered. With home improvement loans up to $50,000, you can start your bathroom or kitchen home improvement project now and pay later in easy, fixed instalments for up to 5 years. If you'd like to get more ideas on how a personal loan can help you with home upgrades, be sure to visit the MoneyMe DVine Living page to view the range of mini-episodes of the renovation TV show DVine Living hosted by Dale Vine!

 

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