home improvement loan

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Home Improvement Loan

A loan used to remodel or repair a private residence. Home improvement loans are usually short-term. They may or may not be secured by the homes whose work they finance, but those that are secured generally carry lower interest rates.

home improvement loan

A loan to make improvements on one's principal or secondary residence;may be a home equity line of credit or a traditional loan in a fixed amount.Both are secured by a second mortgage on the property.

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In an effort to speed up the launch of personal home improvement loan to the market and customers, ICBC Beijing Branch cooperates with over 10 companies including Homelink Real Estate, SA Home Loan Services.
Extensions and conservatories now account for a quarter of all home improvement loans, compared with a fifth last year.
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In October 1991, even before closing on their house, a LISB loan officer had told them they could get a home improvement loan to cover the cost of repairs.
Irish provider of financial services Bank of Ireland on Monday revealed the introduction of a reduced personal and home improvement loan rate.
For applications received before January 1, 2004, lenders may use the definitions of a home improvement loan and a refinancing that were in effect in 2003.
Lenders could, at their option, continue to apply the current definitions of a home improvement loan and a refinancing.
The two state member banks located in the neighborhoods had no mortgage loan purchase applications, four applications for refinancing, of which one was approved and three denied, and twenty-five home improvement loan applications (nine approved, fourteen denied, and two withdrawn).
The patterns for denial and withdrawal of home improvement loan applications are broadly similar to those for home purchase loan applications.