The most money and lowest monthly payment to finance your ADU

Use the future value of your guest house or in-law suite to finance its construction today with a RenoFi Renovation Home Equity Loan.

Keep existing mortgage without refinancing.
Get lower rates based on the future value of your home.
Pay early without prepayment penalties.
Choose between fixed rate and HELOC options.
Loan options may vary depending on your location and available lender.
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Unlike traditional home equity loans, RenoFi Loans factor in the value that an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) will add to your home.

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Longest Terms, Lowest Rates

Terms up to 20 years. Rates are based on the after renovation value.

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No Refinancing Required

Have a great rate locked in on your first mortgage? No problem!


EASIER than a construction loan

Get the money you need to build your ADU upfront.

How much more can you borrow with a RenoFi Loan?

Can borrow up to $55K

Standard home equity loan

Can borrow up to $150K

What our customers say

Why a RenoFi Loan is the best loan for your renovation

Standard Cashout RefiStandard Home Equity LoanConstruction Loan
Loan based on the after renovation value
Borrow up to 90% after renovation value
No refinancing options available
Inspections and draws not required
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Increased borrowing power

Increased borrowing power

11x more (average)

Renovations in the works

Renovations in the works

Over $510 million

Real customer reviews

Real customer reviews

5 star average (Google)

Frequently asked questions

A “RenoFi Loan” refers to loans made by third party lenders powered by RenoFi’s proprietary Renovation Underwriting technology. RenoFi Loans use the home’s After Renovation Value (“ARV”) to increase homeowners’ borrowing power. RenoFi is not a lender but instead, works with various lenders to incorporate its renovation underwriting technology into lenders’ existing loan-underwriting process. RenoFi works with homeowners to find lenders offering both RenoFi Loans and other traditional loan products, including mortgage loans and personal loans.
A cash-out refinance loan, home equity loan, or home equity line of credit (HELOC) allows you to borrow against the current value of your home, whereas RenoFi Loans allow you to borrow against the after renovation value, or future value of your home. For homeowners who have been in their homes for 10+ years, borrowing against current home equity is fine because they’ve built up a lot of equity over the years and don’t have as large of an outstanding mortgage balance. But for recent homebuyers, a true renovation loan often offers higher borrowing power. It is important to note that if you take a RenoFi Loan there is no guarantee your home will increase in value and, in rare cases, you may owe more than your home is worth.
RenoFi’s services are free for homeowners, whether you decide to move forward or not. You can't obtain a RenoFi Loan without working with RenoFi first. We partner with specific credit unions to offer the RenoFi Loan, but our RenoFi team will do everything to prepare you to apply before handing you off to the credit union. You can look at us as a concierge, who will walk you through the journey of considering and then preparing for a renovation. Banks love us because they prefer to work with educated consumers. After our process, you’ll be ready to rock and roll with your lender. Our RenoFi advisors are seasoned experts that will guide you through finding the best financing option for your renovation project, regardless of whether or not you decide to apply for a RenoFi Loan with one of our lending partners.
Yes, most lenders offering RenoFi Loans allow you to apply once you’ve closed on the home, meaning they don’t have any “seasoning” requirements. The RenoFi Home Equity Loan is specifically designed for homeowners who’ve recently purchased or are about to purchase a home, and are therefore “equity light,” and aren’t able to borrow enough money to fund a renovation with a traditional home equity loan.
Lenders base this on several different metrics including your current home value, your home’s estimated “after renovation value,” your outstanding mortgage, and your overall financial health. Most lenders allow RenoFi Loans to cover up to $500k in renovation costs, though please note that loans over $250k will have stricter qualification criteria. Additionally, most lenders allow homeowners to borrow up to 125% of the current home value and up to 90% of the after renovation value. See how RenoFi’s home improvement loan calculator helps you determine how much you can borrow.
After renovation value is the estimated value of your home after your renovation is complete. You can estimate your after renovation value by using the current value of your home, plus the added value of your planned renovations. Homeowners can borrow up to 90% of their home’s after renovation value through a RenoFi Loan. You can find out your home’s after renovation value by getting an “as completed” appraisal on your home. This appraisal is based on the proposed renovation plan, on the condition that it is completed. Read more about how the after renovation value is determined here.
No! There are several different versions of RenoFi Loans, including home equity options that do not require you to refinance. With so many homeowners having locked in ultra low rates, this is especially helpful and one of the key things that makes RenoFi Loans so unique!
Rates are set by the lenders and can vary slightly lender to lender. RenoFi Renovation Home Equity Loan rates vary depending on several different factors but the two most critical are your credit score and the loan to value ratio (LTV) based on your after renovation value. In general, RenoFi Loan rates are often better than the home equity loan rates you’d find at most banks. That’s possible because RenoFi Loans are offered by credit unions who are well known for having low rates & fees. To learn more about rates, try the RenoFi Loan calculator today.

Lenders offering RenoFi Loans may charge fees as they would for any home equity loan. Fees for RenoFi Home Equity Loans typically average around $495, which includes all processing and underwriting costs paid by the consumer to the partner lender other than the cost of the appraisal.

Because these are unique appraisals, they have a higher cost than typical appraisals. The average appraisal cost is around $700, but can be in excess of $1000 depending on renovation size, complexity, and geographic location. It is important to note that the lender is taking the application and making a loan decision and that it is possible that you pay for an appraisal and are not approved for a loan.

During the renovation, some lenders may charge a monthly fee or a higher rate, but this is temporary and will cease once the renovation completes and RenoFi issues a certificate of completion.

RenoFi provides lenders with our Renovation Underwriting services. These services include a thorough review of the renovation project cost and scope, due diligence on the contractor, reconciliation of the appraisal and monitoring of renovations in progress. As such, if you decide to proceed with a RenoFi Loan, we will be paid for these services by the partner lender. RenoFi doesn’t charge any fees to homeowners and there is no obligation to obtain a RenoFi Loan.

The RenoFi fixed-rate home equity loan being offered by some of our lending partners has term options of 10, 15 and 20 years. The RenoFi variable-rate home equity line of credit structure varies by lender. You can learn more here on the RenoFi Loans page. Please note lender programs vary by lender and lenders vary by state. Speak with a RenoFi Advisor today to learn more.