Home Renovation Loans
Get the right financing to fit your renovation project
Turn your home renovation plans into reality
When you're ready to renovate, we're ready to help. Our expert lending team can get you the financing you need, so you can focus on creating your dream home.
Flexible finance options
Explore fixed-rate and variable-rate options to find what fits your needs.
Pick your property
You can use a home renovation loan on a primary or secondary residence.
Choose your contractor
Ensure your projects are done your way by selecting your own contractor.
Qualify for a home renovation loan
Create an account in our online application platform. Here's what you'll need to apply for a home renovation loan.
Make home renovation financing seamless
Special financing programs
Talk to your mortgage banker about our various renovation financing options, including special financing for medical personnel.
Financing options that fit your needs
There's no prepayment penalty, and you can explore both fixed- and variable-rate options to find the right loan for you.
Go beyond the limit
Loan amounts are available beyond what traditional mortgage loans can offer, up to $3 million.
Avoid renovation headaches
We give you one less thing to worry about by paying your builder as renovation progresses.
How to get started
Before you apply for a home renovation loan, it's important to plan ahead and gather everything you'll need to qualify.
Find your contractor
You'll need to have a contractor in place before applying for a home renovation loan. This includes scoping and putting together plans for the renovation work.
Gather your information
Collect the renovation contract with detailed pricing and timeline information, as well as proof of the contractor's credentials.
Start a conversation with one of our lending experts. We'll help you understand your options and how much you can borrow before officially applying.
Get guidance through the home financing process. We're here to help.
Keep your home and your family safe
Cover the unexpected
People often ask us
A home renovation loan is a way for homeowners to finance repairs, renovations, additions and upgrades to their house. Renovation loans come in different forms and sizes depending on the individual borrower's needs. For example, renovation loans can have a fixed or variable interest rate, and their terms can vary as well. Commonly, these loans come in 15-year and 30-year terms, effectively taking the place of your mortgage so you only have to pay one debt.
No. With a home renovation loan, the funds are used to pay off the existing mortgage, leaving extra funds to be used for renovation. Unlike personal loans, home renovation loans aren't disbursed directly to the borrower. Instead, they are paid to the contractor as renovation work is completed. This is convenient for the borrower because they only have one monthly payment to make for their home, and they don't have to handle payments to the contractor on their own.
You can use a home renovation loan for all sorts of repairs, renovations and remodeling projects around the house. Here are just a few examples of the possibilities:
- Adding a garage
- Building an outdoor entertainment space
- Finishing a basement or attic
- Installing a pool
- Installing solar panels
- Modernizing an older house
- Putting an addition onto your home
- Remodeling a bathroom
- Upgrading a kitchen
A few financial insights for your life
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