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Mar 25, 2008
Before getting a home improvement loan you will need to know what types are available and what you need to do to get them. Use these loans to help spruce up your house. These loans can be used for all type of improvements. Add a new room, remodel the kitchen, put in a pool, or lay new carpet. Use the equity of your house as collateral. If you want to get some type of tax break, the house that your are improving has to be your primary residence.

Home loan interest rates are generally lower than those of other loans hat are secured. This is because they are not as troublesome as other loans can be. They are can make the homeowner eligible for a home improvement loan.

Home improvement loans are made to assist borrowers who remodel or put additional features into their homes. Kitchen and bath remodeling hot home improvement options, but other reasons such as putting a new roof, having a garage built, or installing a swimming pool are other worthy home improvements. Borrowers are able to choose from Traditional Home Improvement Loans or FHA Title I Home Improvement Loans.

Both of these loans require that the borrower own or be buying the home they are improving. It is to be collateral for the loan so it really has to belong to the borrower in they loan is defaulted on.

Traditional Home Improvement loans state that the borrower has to have substantial equity in the home. Typically 20 percent or more is required. The existing equity in the home, paired with the equity that is made because of the improvements, is the collateral. The loan is then secured by a lender.

Typically these loans last for ten years or less. However, some lenders have programs that spread out payments over 15 years based on how much of money was borrowed. The interest that is paid on home improvement loans can be taken as a tax deduction and the interest rates are usually lower for these loans than mortgages. FHA Title I Home Improvement Loans are derived for a U.S. Government program that allows borrowers to make improvements to their homes the same way that regular home improvement loans do. FHA Title I Loans can be gotten through certain lenders like banks. There are some home improvements that are considered luxury improvements that do not qualify for FHA Title Loans such as swimming pools or barbeque pits.

Borrowers do not have to have equity to get Title I loans. Bad credit history does not exclude homeowners that have begun to have good credit habits.

If the loan request amount is under the 7,500 a lien does not have to be taken. The interest that is paid is tax deductible and the requirements for these loans are less than those of traditional home improvement loans.

Be on the lookout for any type of programs for first time home buyers. At times when the economy is bad or the housing market is a buyers market, there may be programs that help home owners to cut down on the cost of buying a home. Sometimes these programs have credit requirements but others are based on other factors. Do some research and find a way to buy a home.
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Ken Morris publishes almost entirely for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , an online publication about make your own dovetail joint and dovetail jigs. You might discover his publications on using a dovetail jig and make your own dovetail joint on his site.
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