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Articles about Building and Remodeling

Discover basic requirements for a home equity line of credit to be an option and learn how to qualify for a HELOC with your local lender.

Discover how a HELOC (home equity line of credit) with WaFd Bank might be the best way to finance home improvements like a remodel or addition on your house.

Applying for and receiving financing for a custom build is more complicated than a traditional, turn-key style home. What should you expect?

Have some fixer upper projects to do, but need a little boost? Find out how a HELOC can help.

Fixer-uppers have a lower up-front cost than their turnkey counterparts and are less likely to be in a bidding war, so what could go wrong?

Which backyard upgrades will pay you back when it comes time to sell your house?

Kitchens and bathrooms attract more would-be buyers than any other rooms. Update yours without breaking the bank.

Which home improvement projects will add the most value to your home?

Just like your remodel project, financing the work can be done in a variety of ways. Find out what might be best for your remodel.

After your custom home's foundation is laid and the frame is ready, what comes next?

Buying a lot of land to build a house on involves more than just looking for a good view or finding the right school district. Find out what else you need to know.

Building a custom home involves A LOT of moving pieces. Learn about the basics of custom construction.

Building a custom home involves more than just the construction of a house. Here are a few things to know before you break ground.

Tips to help you decide if buying a house or building a house is better for you (and your wallet!).

If you're thinking about building a custom home, the foundation and frame are two of the most important aspects.

To buy or to build...a few things to consider before you choose your next home.

It's hard to find everything you want in a home. If you're looking for a house that's perfectly catered to your family's...

Updating your kitchen or finishing the basement doesn't need to mean draining your rainy-day fund or maxing out credit cards. Find out how your home's current value could help.

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