During the home process buying, there is a lot that you need to do to prepare yourself. You need to hire a real estate agent, go to home showings, talk to home inspectors, do research on neighbourhoods, talk to bankers, have meetings with private lenders for mortgages, etc. There's a lot that goes into buying a home. It's not quick or easy. The same can be said for what happens after you make an offer on a home and the sale is final. Signing the dotted lines on the contracts and moving in all your valuables is not the end of it. Now is when the hard part starts.
If you have bought a house that needs repairs or renovations done to it, you want to tackle those projects as soon as possible. Putting them off for a period of time after moving in is a bad idea. The quicker you get them done, the sooner you can enjoy living in your brand new home. It's like anger management classes. The longer you wait to go, the more likely it is you'll have another episode. You don't want that. It might be tough to start repair projects because they can be expensive and you just don't have the cash to complete them. Especially if your repairs or renovations are major.
If you find yourself with a cash flow shortage, mainly due to the fact you just bought a brand new home, don't panic. There are options out there. One such thing that you can do is apply to the bank for a home improvement loan. Banks in Canada offer specific loans or lines of credit that you can use towards home improvement costs. Depending on whether or not you need to spend a lot of money upfront or over time, you have different options.
Sit down with your local banker and talk about the home improvement loan options there are available to you. You can apply for whatever amount you need, figure out a re-payment plan, the type of interest that would be best for you and an access plan. The home improvement plan is a great tool designed to help people who need to make repairs on their home but can't afford them. You can use the money you are approved for to buy expensive materials or the fees associated with hiring professionals. There are no limits as to what you can use your home improvement loan on. Just make sure you are spending the money to fix your house and not to purchase raffle or sweepstakes tickets.