Building up equity may be sensible route to finance property improvements – Gareth Shaw

Using cash built up in a property to pay for renovations is common among homeowners.

A It’s common for people to tap into the cash they’ve built up in their property to pay for renovations, but it isn’t the only route. Remember that a mortgage is a multi-decade debt, and so any additional borrowing you take on stays with you for the term of your loan. What might seem like the obvious place to finance your project, could be the most expensive.

Let’s explore what you’re suggesting in a bit more detail. Given that you’ve just bought the property, what

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Miami-Area Condo Collapse Building Demolition to Start as Soon as Sunday

SURFSIDE, Fla.—City officials decided to demolish the remaining part of Champlain Towers South with explosives as soon as Sunday, accelerating their plans due to an approaching tropical storm.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said she made the difficult decision, balancing the need to keep searching for victims and investigate the collapse with the need to protect rescue workers and area residents from further harm if the building were to fall. Officials had expected to take weeks planning a methodical removal of the remaining structure.

“The fear was the hurricane might take it down for us and take it down in

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