If you own or have found a home that needs a little (or a lot) of TLC, Fidelity Home Group has the financing you need to make your “perfect home” dream come true. Our renovation remodeling loans allow you to roll the costs of repairs or upgrades into refinancing your current mortgage, or into the mortgage for the home you buy.
Our renovation mortgages let you buy and renovate fixer-upper home with one loan. Repairs begin immediately after closing. … You’ll have more properties to choose from, and you can get a renovation loan that combines the purchase price with the cost of improvements. Benefits include:
Below you’ll see we have different types of loans for all types of projects. And what you need to know before you start your project.
Fidelity Home Group remodeling loans can help you turn the home you love into the home of your dreams. If you’re living in an older home that is now too small, needs repairs, remodeling or upgrades, Fidelity Home Group remodeling loans are a type of refinancing loans that let you roll the costs of the work you do into your new mortgage. This helps make it easier to afford the repairs or upgrades without getting a separate loan, likely at a higher interest rate. You’ll still have just one simple mortgage payment. And in most cases, because you’re refinancing, you could likely end up with a lower interest rate, a shorter term, or possibly even lower monthly payments.
Fidelity Home Group renovation and remodeling loans will let you do almost anything with your home. Some of the loans are designed specifically for smaller projects like ordinary repairs and cosmetic changes. They are very versatile with no minimum loan requirements for the repairs or upgrades you want to make, but are limited to non-structural repairs with maximum loan amounts around $30,000. Your project can include things like:
There are other types of remodeling construction loans that are specifically intended to make major repairs or changes to the home. These do have minimum loan amounts, but allow you to borrow up to the value of your property, plus the repair costs. Qualifying projects include:
We even offer special loans for making weather- and storm-related repairs, or adding a swimming pool. Take a look at all Fidelity Home Group renovation and remodeling loan options here.
If you’re open to the idea of buying a fixer-upper, our renovation loans can help with that, too. They allow you to combine the purchase price of the home and the cost of repairs or upgrades into a single mortgage. That way, you don’t have to take out second loan after the purchase, likely at a much higher interest rate. And you can start repairs immediately after closing. Additional benefits include:
Another great benefit is these loans cover required repairs to bring a home up to minimum standards, comply with city or community codes, or satisfy appraisal requirements. The types of defects or other conditions that are often discovered during home inspections.
While there are many savings and other advantages to buying a fixer-upper, they can also turn out to be cost prohibitive. Here are some considerations you should take into account before you make the investment in this type of home.
Check local zoning regulations: Cities and towns have zoning requirements and restrictions. Find out what you can and cannot do with the home you want to buy.
Have the home inspected: An essential step for all new home loans, this will give you an assessment of what shape the home is in and what needs to be done.
Estimate repair costs before making an offer: Show a contractor the inspection report and the house, then ask for a written estimate for the repairs. If you’re planning to do some of the work yourself, don’t forget the cost of supplies and materials.
Try to get a price break: A home that needs a lot of work could get you as much as a 20-40% discount on the purchase price. Take into account the time, money and hassle of doing the renovation when you make an offer.
Choose the right type of loan: Fidelity Home Group offers different types of remodeling construction loans intended for different types of projects – from major structural repairs to cosmetic remodeling or upgrades. Talk to your Home Buyer Expert to make sure you are getting the right loan for your needs.
Determine if you can do any of the work yourself: Having the skills (and the time and patience) to do some of the work for yourself can save you a lot of money, plus give you a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
When you’re ready to start your project, there are some important steps to take to ensure you hire a contractor who will meet your standards and complete the work correctly. Below are some tips to help you choose a qualified contractor.
Check every contractor’s credentials: Use the internet to find contractors in your area with positive ratings. Ask friends, neighbors and people you trust for recommendations.
Ask for written estimates: Get at least three from three different contractors. Make sure they’re all for the exact same work.
Ask if they are licensed: This will mean they’ve passed a test or are certified to perform the work they do.
Use contractors who are insured and bonded: This protects you if something goes wrong during the project if they don’t complete the work.
Ask to see their work and referrals: Request to see some their past or current work, and to interview their customers.
Chose contractors who specialize: Contractors and subcontractors who say they can “do it all” might not be as good as someone who’s a skilled expert in a particular area.
Pay attention to their attitude and professionalism: Don’t hire anyone who refuses to answer any of the above questions or doesn’t meet the above conditions. Legitimate, reputable contractors will be happy to provide all this information.
Whether the home you own or want to buy needs major repairs like a new roof or foundation repairs, or smaller cosmetic changes like a kitchen update, new floors or a fresh coat of paint, Fidelity Home Groups remodeling construction loans can help make it simple and affordable. You can click on the button below or apply online; if you prefer to speak with one of our Home Buyer Experts, we would be happy to speak with you at 888-259-2257.