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How To Pay Off Home Renovations Debt

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When it comes to home renovations there's a substantial amount of costs to consider. Homeowners can be hit with unforeseeable costs and there's probably plenty of things in the house that need repairing or replacing anyway.

With this in mind, its no wonder many homeowners prefer to take a loan out for renovations on their property. Debt has a bad reputation when not managed correctly as it has the potential to put people in financial difficulties. When it comes to choosing a loan, making smart and informed decisions about how much money you can borrow will ensure you aren't in over your head. 

Responsible borrowing and financial management will show you the best way of paying off renovation debt. The experts at Bricks+Agent have put together a quick guide to understanding how to finance your home for renovations and pay off renovation debt.

1. Refinance you morgtage

Is the bank offering a lower interest rate on your mortgage? If it's possible to negotiate a better interest rate on your mortgage, refinancing can be one of the best solutions for any home renovations you are looking to complete. Refinancing helps reduce the mortgage payments which allow you to free up some extra cash for any renovations you might like to start.

 

2. Use a credit card

You can use a credit to pay for home repairs and remodeling.  If the cost of the work  is small and within your credit limit, this option might satisfy your need, and you won't need to apply for an additional loan for renovations or repairs on your property. It is essential however, to ensure you continue to have cash flow in order to pay off your credit card as most tend to have high interest rates.


Ways to pay off your home renovation debt

You can pay off the renovation debt in many simple ways. Here are a few ways to pay your renovation loan without stress.

 

Pay in small monthly installments

Breaking huge debt balances into small monthly installments is one of the best ways to pay a loan. If you are paying your renovation loan, quarterly, break that amount down into monthly payments. Any individual can pay small amounts and keep within their monthly budget.

 

Accelerate the rate of payments

Making small payment pays off big time while paying for a loan. If you're making monthly payments on your loan, you are going to be paying more interest over the period of your loan.

Switch from monthly to weekly payments to accelerate paying your loan faster. Making payments faster reduces the amount of debt and also the interest on the  amount owing.

 

Track your spending

Tracking your spending will help you to find any unnecessary or extravagant expenses you have. When you identify where you are spending money unnecessarily, you can manage your expenses easier and start using that money towards your loan. 

 

Create a spending plan 

Every homeowner who takes out a loan should create a budget to track their expenses. You can create a budget based on your daily and occasional expenses. Creating a plan will help you to save a little amount on your daily expenses. Saving as little as $10 a day is easier than saving $300 a month, or $3600 a year. Even saving as low as $10 a day can help you pay your loan amount faster than not saving at all. 

If you want to fund a renovation for your home improvement projects or upgardes, you can follow the tips provided in this post. Proper financial planning and taking care of little things like creating a budget and planning your expenses can lead to easy and stress-free experience paying of your renovation debt.

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. In 2006 he moved to Sydney lured by the offer of free rent for 10 months in a friend’s apartment. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.