Being off work and not being able to bring in a secured income obviously has me thinking about money a lot these days. I wish I didn’t have to worry about money as much as I have been since I’m sure that’s not helping me get better.
I am really happy that we were able to remortgage our home last year in late June. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already. I guess that means we’ve owned our own home for almost 6 years now.
As you might know if you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, we’ve been trying to renovate our home on our own. Not only have I been sick for the better part of two and a half years, but my husband got sick for a period of time in 2004/2005. He’s better now, but both of our illnesses caused major delays in our renovations.
I think we’re about ready to start finishing off some DIY jobs we had already started, but I’ve really been starting to think about possibly getting a home improvement loan and hiring a contractor to do the rest of the work that we want done. I don’t really want to do that, but just in case something happens I’d rather have the house finished than continue to live indefinitely in a state of unfinished renovation. Perhaps some of our unfinished work is even contributing to my illness. Who knows.
I don’t think we’d have a problem getting a home improvement or a secured loan as we’ve been very good about paying down our mortgage. Chris has a steady job and I can verify my internet income.
I guess I’ll have to check into whether we’d qualify for a loan or not given our circumstances. I think we would but I’ll have to check it out. One of the places that I might check will be the UKpersonalloanstore.co.uk they have a lot of information about the various types of loans that one might apply for, as well as articles, loan tips and they even list companies through which you can apply for the various types of loans that they discuss. The site is very user friendly, and people living in the UK in particular will find the information on the various loan products helpful.
The whole idea of taking out another loan is not something that really appeals to me at this time, but it would help us finish off our house and of course, if we decided to sell, or had to sell for some reason we’d get the full house value. I can only imagine how much the value of our home might be if we tried to sell right now with the living room unfinished! I don’t even want to think about it!