Using a Loan to Pay for Home Renovations

When is the Right Time To Consider a Home Renovation Loan?

It’s hard to decide exactly when it’s time to take out a loan to handle a home improvement project. It could be either for a necessity or a preference. A person’s home is the most important place in their life. They should be safe and comfortable at content in their own dwelling.

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So with that in mind, the team here at Noah Construction & Builders wanted to give you a few tips on figuring out which is right for you:

How Do You Actually Decide on the Right One?

This is something that will depend on your own, the personal financial situation. What you can spend and what you can afford all factors greatly into which type of loan would be best for you.

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If resale and investment value is something that is important to you, then you may want to consider the cost of the renovation vs. the increase in property value that it offers.

What Types of Fees Can You Expect?

The costs and fees associated with a home renovation loan can also vary greatly, depending on the one you opt for. Here are some of the options:

  • Personal loans
  • FHA loans
  • Cash-out mortgage refinance
  • Home equity loan or line of credit

And no matter which option you ultimately end up going with in regards to the loan you get, your friends at Noah Construction & Builders can take care of the actual project for you. You can give us a call and speak with one of our renovation professionals over the phone at (631) 750-2837.

Reasons to Consider Extending Your Home

When you first purchase a home, you typically buy for space you currently need, not the need that may arise in the future. We tend to think that it just means it’s time to upgrade to a bigger house. However, extending on your current home may actually be more cost-effective and simpler than moving!

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For many, moving is a time consuming and stressful time. Adding on to your house eliminates the need to pack up an entire home, make a new house your own, and adjusting to living in a new space. This is especially more difficult if you add children and pets to the mix.

Extending your home is usually less expensive than purchasing a bigger house. You’ll be able to take out a much smaller loan if necessary. Refinancing your mortgage could even be an option to cover the expenses. Investing more into your current home will likely increase your profits if you do sell down the line, as you’ll be able to charge for more square footage.

One of the biggest bonuses of adding a new room to your existing house is that every choice is up to you. You get to pick the aesthetic, design, materials, and layout. It can be customized to suit your exact needs while searching for a house that meets everything on your checklist could take months, if not longer.

If you’re considering expansion, give us a call at Noah Construction. We’re a family-owned business with over forty years of experience in total home remodeling. We’ll work with you to ensure your project is done perfectly and professionally with as little disturbance to your day to day life as possible. We will deliver quality and craftsmanship unlike any other! Feel free to give us a call or head over to our website to schedule a consultation online today!

A Guide To Remodeling Your Front Entrance

The front entrance of your home is your guests’ first impression of your living space. You want to make a warm and grand impression on guests when they visit you. If you are feeling bored or underwhelmed with your current front entrance, read on for a guide to remodeling your front entrance.

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One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to remodel the front entrance of your home is by adding lighting. Add lighting to the walkway of your home not only brightens the feel, but it creates a safe walkway for your guests when they enter or leave your house after sunset.

Next, accessorize. Add some flowers or landscaping to your front entrance to add some color and texture to your home. Even something as simple as a welcome mat can make all the difference.

Your front door can say a lot about your home. When picking a front door, consider something that matches the design style of your home. The color of your front door is also important. If your front door is a dark color, like black or navy blue, consider switching it up and changing it to a white or yellow color. This can help guests feel more welcome before they even step into your home.

Do you have a porch in front of your house? If not, add one! A porch creates a cozy and warm atmosphere at the front of your home. It is also a great place to sit back and relax after a long day. Putting in a porch is simple, easy, and can completely change the mood of your front entrance for the better.

For help with any of these remodeling projects, contact Noah Construction and Builders. You can reach our team by calling (631) 750-2837 today!

Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to prepare your home for the cold weather. Taking the necessary steps to prep your home for winter can prevent damage and help you save money. For tips for getting your home ready for winter, just keep reading.

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The first thing to do when winter approaches are to protect your pipes. Water expands as it freezes, which means pipes with water inside can burst. Protect your pipes by making sure they are crack-free and warm all winter.

Next, check the heat. Make sure your furnace and blowers are operating as they should before it’s time to turn on the heat. This way, you can be sure everything is running right before heat is necessary.

Don’t forget to maintain the exterior of your home when winter approaches. If you have any lawn equipment, clean and store this equipment after tending to your yard in the fall. Any gas-powered equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, tillers, or chippers, can benefit from being stored away in the winter.

Your fireplace and your chimney need to be tended to before winter. A professional chimney sweep can clean out the soot and debris in your chimney to prevent any accidental fires.

To keep the cold out, seal your doors and windows with caulk. The nooks and crannies of your entryways can let in the cold. This cold can cause you to turn up your heat, which costs money. Sealing cracks can reduce your need to crank the heat, which can save you money and keep you warm all winter long.

Follow these tips to prep your home for winter. If you’re in need of some assistance when prepping your home for winter, reach out to Noah Construction and Builders. We can help you get your home ready for winter or we can remodel your home. Reach out to us by giving us a call at (631) 750-2837 today!

The Values of Home Improvements

One of the biggest obsessions amongst homeowners concerns value. Watching your home value bounce around at the whims of a changing housing market can be a nerve-wracking experience and it’s not uncommon to want more control over that process.

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The good news is, while you can’t control the housing market, you can at least increase the value of your home. A recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found that improving your home can make it easier to move on the market and can also raise the price that you can confidently ask for it.

A document prepared by the NAR, the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, reviewed 20 home improvements and collected information from homeowners that have attempted them. The survey, conducted in preparation of the report, found that 74% of homeowners were more inclined to keep their homes after the improvements.

Naturally, some improvements have a greater return on investment, with kitchen renovations receiving the highest score possible. Some 93% of homeowners expressed a greater desire to be home since completing the project and 95% said it added to the enjoyment of being at home. Another pair of projects that received top marks in the survey were closet upgrades. Whether it is adding more closets or expanding upon existing spaces, closet upgrades fix many of the minor frustrations homeowners experience on a regular basis and create more joyful spaces with more capacity.

As the results of this report show, improving your home can make a significant impact on both your home value and your own personal satisfaction. So whether its a kitchen or closet upgrade or even just a simple repaint of the interior, it’s worth considering a few renovations for your space.

Noah Construction & Builders is a fully licensed and family-owned construction company with over 35 years of experience working in construction. Specializing in large-scale residential construction and renovation, we have just the expertise you need to make your dreams a reality. If you have any questions about renovating your space, give us a call at (631) 750-2837. We look forward to helping you!

Fall Preparation Checklist For Your Garden, Lawn, and Home

As cool weather slowly sets in, it’s time to think about how to best ready your home, lawn, and garden for those winter months. We’re not talking about renovations here (though don’t skip out on home maintenance, of course!). Rather, we’re going to outline some simple ways you can beautify your property for the season.

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The exterior of your home should be decorated with seasonal colors—think leaves and autumn plants—to create a sense of matching atmosphere. We think it is best to avoid too many decorations that are specific to a holiday and to work a little broader. That way, you aren’t constantly having to change things from month to month. One of the best decorations for autumn and winter are lights. With the days growing shorter they can brighten up those early evenings with a sense of warmth. We recommend going with white or yellow, to better match the colors of the season.

It’s also a good time to change your lawn maintenance routine. In addition to cutting it (which you can get away with doing less frequently once summer’s gone), you’ll need to be on the lookout for downed branches. On top of this, fallen leaves need to be raked and removed. If you don’t want to do it for the sake of keeping things tidy, then do it for the health of your lawn. Though they will eventually break down, leaves that clump together can harm the lawn itself.

Finally, get your hands dirty in the garden. Besides cleaning debris out of it, you’ll want to consider removing any garden fencing you have once winter comes. That’s because the changes in the ground can misshape or even destroy barriers you’ve set in place. You may spend more time reinstalling it when spring arrives, but you’ll save money by not having to replace it entirely.

Let Noah Construction and Builders help you get your home ready for the season. Visit us at 80 Orville Drive, Suite 116, in Bohemia, New York, or talk with one of our experts by calling 631-750-2837.

Six Signs You Need to Fix Your Roof

Often overlooked, at least in comparison to other house repairs and maintenance, roofs are one of the most critical components of your home. While they are designed to last for a long time, they do require maintenance and an eventual replacement as the building ages. Additionally, having periodic inspections of your roof performed by a contractor can help you identify problems early and avoid costly repairs down the line. Let’s take a look at some common issues.

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Is Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter?

As Summer fades into memory and cooler nights descend upon us, it is only a matter of time before the chill sets in. It is not uncommon to hear people discuss ‘winterizing’ their vehicles, but few people talk about winterizing their significantly more valuable homes. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to get your house ready for chilly nights.

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How to Talk About Your Style with Home Professionals

Are you preparing to build your dream home? If so, you likely have a visualization of your dream home in your head. However, the hard part of building your dream home is getting this visualization to translate to home building professionals. For tips on how to talk about your style with home professionals, just keep reading this blog post.

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