HomeAdvisor, in partnership with the Lending Club, offers home improvement loans to cover the expenses of modifying your home.
Other sources of funding include:
Federal Income Tax Deductions (From IRS Publication 502) You can include the medical expenses amounts you pay for special equipment installed in a home, or for improvements, if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependent. The cost of permanent improvements that increase the value of your property may be partly included as a medical expense. The cost of the improvement is reduced by the increase in the value of your property. The difference is a medical expense. If the value of your property is not increased by the improvement, the entire cost is included as a medical expense.
Certain improvements made to accommodate a home to your disabled condition, or that of your spouse or your dependents who live with you, do not usually increase the value of the home and the cost can be included in full as medical expenses. These improvements include, but are not limited to, the following items.
Benefitscheckup.comThere may be federal, state or local benefits you can use for home modification or other aging in place services to which you are entitled but are not taking advantage of. Over $1 billion in benefits go unused annually.
BenefitsCheckup.com is a website created by the National Council on Aging to help you find your benefits. Visit the site and enter your information and you will receive a list of benefits to explore.
Using Home EquityIn earlier generations, home equity was generally considered as something you passed on to your heirs. But changes in retirement funding options, the recession of a few years back and the societal increase in longevity are changing that viewpoint quickly. Very few people can now afford to pay all of their retirement expenses without exploring using home equity as an asset.
Home equity is generally made available to you via either a Reverse Mortgage or a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). “This is going to become one of the key means of funding retirement in the future,” wrote Robert Merton, Nobel Prize winning Economist from M.I.T