Home Improvements Via Cash Out Refinance

by : Melissa Kellett

It is possible to get all the finance you need to make home improvements by refinancing your home loan with a Cash-Out Refinance Mortgage Loan. If there is sufficient equity on your home you will be able to get all the money needed to pay for the materials and professional fees with a quick and hassle free approval process.

Financing through cash out refinance loan is a cheap source of funds that can provide you with additional benefits like a reduction on the interest rate you pay for your current mortgage or a reduction on the loan installments you pay every month and thus reducing your overall debt exposure. This can also increase your credit score because your income/debt ratio will improve too.

How Does It Work?

If you have a mortgage on your home and you have paid already some installments or if your property's value has increased, you probably have some equity on your home. This equity is an excellent source of inexpensive funds. But instead of using a home equity loan you can request a cash-out refinance loan.

A cash-out refinance loan is basically like a regular refinance loan, only you request a larger amount than your outstanding mortgage loan. The main portion of the loan is used to repay your previous mortgage and with the extra cash you can do whatever you want. In this case, you can use the money to make home improvements. The extra money obtained is part of your new mortgage and thus it is under the same loan terms.

The above implies that you will be getting incredibly cheap financing for your home improvements by taking advantage of the equity on your home. But, that's not the whole deal, by refinancing your mortgage you can get several other benefits that make these transactions worthwhile.


By refinancing you can get lower interest rates, longer repayment programs and thus, smaller loan installments. This can really improve your credit stance even if your overall debt increases. This is due to the fact that even if you owe more money, your income will suffer less because your debt will be spread over a longer period and with lower interests. The result of these variables is a considerably lower debt exposure.

Moreover, home improvements will raise your property's value, providing you with more equity on your home and a new source of credit. In the long run, you will be increasing your ability to get finance while saving money at the same time. If timing, loan term, interest rate and other variables are chosen correctly home improvement's costs can almost be null due to being compensated by the gains they will provide.

Last, but not least, your credit score will eventually reflect these changes and soon enough will raise to show that your debt exposure has decreased, that the value of your assets has increased and that your income/spending ratio has improved on the income side thus providing you with the ability to cope with new and larger loan installments.