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  • July 14, 2023

Strategic home improvements can substantially increase your home’s value (read: price tag at selling time), but they come at a cost. Often, a well-into-the-five-figures cost. If you don’t have the savings to cover the project — or don’t want to deplete them to do so — it’s worth exploring how refinancing your mortgage can help pay for it.

It can be a savvy financial move. But refinancing for home improvement has its risks, too. Let’s dig into the pros and cons.

How refinancing for home improvement works

Refinancing for home improvement involves a specific type of transaction, called cash-out refinancing

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  • September 12, 2022

Whether you need a few replacement lightbulbs or you’re looking to get started on a major renovation project, Home Depot is the go-to option for millions of shoppers around the U.S. who don’t mind a little DIY. The home improvement store with the iconic orange roof and logo has made it easier—and sometimes cheaper—to get the right tools, supplies, appliances, and equipment in your hands when you need them. But even if you’re practically a professional when it comes to fixing things up, you might still be doing it wrong when you walk in to make your purchases. Read

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  • July 27, 2022

With inflation at a 40-year high and mortgage rates more than 2% points higher than they were six months ago (and continuing to climb), you might find that now is not the right time to buy a new home. Instead, it might be time to love the one you already own.

Need a little help feeling good about staying put for the time being? Then perhaps, it’s time for a remodel project to turn your house into the home you’ve always dreamed about.

Before you run away screaming at the thought of renovating, hear us out.

A remodeling could increase

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