Some other considerations to consider when doing a renovation type of loan:
When purchasing a home your final loan amount will typically be based on the lower of these two calculations:
- Purchase price for your new home + the cost of improvements/renovations to be made.
- The as completed appraised value. This is what the appraiser believes your home will be worth once the renovations are completed. This appraisal is done based on your contractors plans and specifications of the work to be completed and would be completed prior to starting your project.
While we do prefer that you have a general contractor manage and complete your project, there may be some cases where a home owner is able to complete the renovation work on their own. We do review those request on a case by case basis.
Careful consideration should be given to the scope and cost of your project. Home renovation projects can be costly and you will want to make sure that the return on investment makes sense to your specific situation and circumstances.
We will work closely with you to review your options so you can make the most informed decision possible.