Renovation Education

Everything you need to know about the home renovation process.

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Loan Case Studies

Kitchen & Deck Renovation Yields Excellent ROI

Learn how this homeowner renovated their home in a prime location to meet their eating, gathering, and entertaining needs with the help of a RenoFi HELOC.

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Loan Case Studies

Modern Dream Home Renovation with RenoFi

Learn how a homeowner used RenoFi to transform their charming old farmhouse into the house of their dreams with modern amenities.

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Loan Case Studies

Home Value Increases 57% After Renovation

See how a homeowner qualified for a RenoFi HELOC to finance their major interior home renovation project, and earned a huge return on their investment.

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How inflation is impacting home improvement spend

Is now the right time to renovate? This article will discuss how inflation affects home improvement costs and how you can save money during this turbulent time.

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Which home renovations have the best ROI (return on investment)?

No matter what the motivation for your home renovation may be, you’ll want to know that your money is well spent. These are the home improvements that provide the best return on investment (ROI) to increase your home’s value.

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9 tips for cutting costs on home renovations

Looking for ways to save money on home renovations? You’re not the only one. Read on to discover some money-saving tips, and some ways to revise your project if your quote gets too expensive.

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Can I ask my contractor these questions?

You’re not the only one wondering what is and is not ok to ask your contractor. Check out these acceptable and smart questions.

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General Liability Insurance and Construction Bonds:

Why your contractor should have these two items before they start your renovation project.

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Contractor vs. homeowner disputes: should you take legal action against your contractor?

We talked to an attorney with two decades of experience to help you learn everything you need to know about involving the law in a dispute between you and your contractor.

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What's the best time of year to renovate?

Weather, cost, holidays and work come into play when thinking about the best time of year to complete a home renovation project. In this article we’ll break down the pros and cons of each season for home remodels.

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Top 10 RenoFi lessons on renovating

Ten things you really need to know before you start a major home renovation.

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Why so many homeowners are planning home improvements in 2022

You’re here because you’re considering a home renovation. And that means you're part of the many homeowners that say they’re planning home improvement projects in 2022. So why are home renovations now a lot more popular (and a lot less intimidating) for homeowners?

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Understanding your town ordinances for a remodel

How well do you know your neighborhood? Before any remodeling work begins, learn about your property line, setbacks, easements and restrictions.

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Consequences of renovating without a permit

What will happen if you renovate your home without applying for the necessary building permits?

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Do I need a building permit for my renovation project?

Everything you need to know about building permits for your upcoming home remodel.