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How To Finance Loft Conversions

Feb 27, 2008
Anyone looking to buy property at the moment will know that it is a bad time for the UK housing market. It is now harder than ever to get a mortgage as lenders are responding to funding difficulties and are therefore tightening credit supply. This means that is has become almost impossible for first time buyers to get mortgages as they have no equity behind them.

Those who already have a home are at an advantage as they will make money from the sale of their property. However, with house prices declining it is not a good time to sell and those looking for a bigger house are likely to struggle to get bigger mortgages. Home owners looking for more space have got options available to them though which in the long run could actually end up being more beneficial to them in the long run.

Loft conversions are quickly becoming an alternative to moving for those looking for more space in their home. Whether they are looking to extend their family or simply want another room to create more space, it's one of the most practical solutions available to home owners at the moment. Not only does this eliminate the stress of moving home and getting mortgages but it also adds to the value of the house so when home owners sell on at a better time they are set to make more profit.

It is important to think about how loft conversions can be financed before committing to one however. With more and more coverage in the media at the moment about the level of debt there is in the UK, lenders are starting to be stricter about who they are giving money to. Even those who do get a credit card or loan to finance loft conversions should be careful to look at interest rates and read the small print carefully because these things can often catch you out.

A credit card can be a good way of financing loft conversions if you know how to handle them properly. Whilst paying the minimum monthly payment will keep the lender happy it is not practical because it will take forever to pay back the balance as you will be paying so much interest every month.

The best way of financing loft conversions would be to use any savings you may have. This means that you are not borrowing any money that you have to pay back and you don't have to worry about interest rates going up or how you're going to make payments in the future. Even if you were saving for something else loft conversions are a great investment because they add to the value of your home. This means that when it comes to selling your property you are going to make more profit and can put the extra money towards something you've always wanted.
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Econoloft is the leading UK loft conversions. Converting your loft is one of the cheapest, easiest and efficient methods of renovating your house to increase the living space in your house.
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