Financing house remodeling resources for our many house remodeling projects has been a big challenge for us, as we search for home equity funds to meet our "change career housing needs".
They Say The Greatest Challenge In House Remodeling: Finding A Competent And Reliable Contractor
A recent government study exploring house remodeling identified the greatest challenge in house remodeling as finding a competent and reliable contractor.
This, the home improvement study suggested, seems to be the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project.
I would think that, if most families are like mine, the first step would be figuring out how to pay for building additional space. That we need to add extra liveable space was a given:
I came up with a number of financial sources for remodeling our home, whereby we could add a family room through a garage conversion. We could later add bedrooms and office space by adding a basement to our existing home.
Here was my thinking at the time for how to enlarge our living space.
Good logic, wasn't it. Except that the human will was involved so logic went out the window. Convincing adult children to give up their independence just so house remodeling costs can be covered usually does not happen.
So I determined to find other sources for financing house remodeling projects. At the time, before the real estate bubble began to burst in San Diego, my search for home equity funds would also go bust too.
And persuading aging parents to come live with one of their children is even more challenging! At the time, they were enjoying life to much in their 80's to slow down.
To go to Part 2 below, just click to open the Adding On An Addition article.