Home Improvement - an Alternative to Selling

By: Aisha Cristal

You always have some emotional attachment with your home. It is not easy to take a decision to sell your home just because it is getting obsolete with the passage of time. You have a better alternative in the form of home improvement.

On the contrary, there are people who have entirely different motive. They might want to improve their homes with a purpose to sell at higher prices. For this, you should be aware of those home improvements that provide you maximum value additions.

A survey was undertaken by Dynamic Markets for GE Money Home Lending in May 2007. It highlighted the top ten home improvements as recommended by the estate agents in the UK. Many people think that new kitchens, bathrooms and renovation can bring them high value additions. But, they all need to be corrected. The estate agents across the UK revealed that loft conversions and extensions were the most advantageous forms of home improvements.

Very often, people face the problem of inadequate funds. Home improvement involves a lot of money especially when you are either planning an additional floor or an extension. But, these are just teething problems and can be solved by taking out home improvement loans. There are many lenders in the UK financial market that can provide you such loans. You can apply for home improvement loans with online lenders, high street banks, building societies, etc.

Home Improvement loans may help you in making big improvements to your home with least financial burden. If you have big plans and a lot of money is needed, you can take out secured homeowner loans. These loans can allow you up to ?250,000 as you would be required to give your home as security to the lender. Alternatively, you can take out unsecured loans to carry home improvements.

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