A Useful Guide to Financing your Northampton Home Improvement Project

Amy Spencer gives a few pointers in this article published on The Nest about financing renovation projects:

“If want to save yourself those job-stopping surprises in the middle of a renovation, an inspector can tell you what extra work might need to be done (is there a rotting pipe behind the kitchen walls?) so you can plan for it financially. An appraiser (usually hired by the mortgage company itself for major jobs like home additions) can tell you if it’s worth it.”

If you’re planning a Northampton home improvement project, you should consider her advice. One of the first things she highlights is the importance of hiring an experienced appraiser who will give you a rundown of the most important and cost-effective things to renovate. She also advises you to talk to realtors to get a rough estimate of how your house will compare to your local real estate market. Of course, corollary to all of this is the proper management of your budget.



About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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