The Nuts and Bolts: June 11, 2013

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A little DIY, FYI…

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Movie Themed Build and Grow Clinics on Deck for Free Family Fun

Disney has partnered up with Lowe’s to offer a wide range of do-it-yourself projects during June and July. The event is called “Build and Grow” and started June 8th. The workshops are being hosted at Lowe’s stores and involve movie themed projects from animated films including Disney and Pixar’s “Monsters University” and the 1995 classic “Toy Story.”

“The special hour-long clinics, recommended for children in grades two through five, will take place on select Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout the summer,” stated Lowe’s in a recent press release. “Participating children will receive a kid’s apron, goggles and a take-home, customizable wooden project.”

Build and Grow Clinic Summer Calendar:

June 22-23 Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University”—Chest

July 13-14 Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story”—Pizza Planet Truck

July 27-28 Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story”—R.C.

New Guide to Home Improvement Loans and How to Finance a Renovation Released by

Interested in doing some home improvement but confused on which direction to take with a home loan? It can be daunting with all the options out there, but fortunately has released a great guide on the best loans available as well as which one is right for your project and which ones you should avoid.

“Most homeowners are unlikely to have thousands of dollars available in a bank account to drop on home improvements at any given time,” stated GoBankingRates in a press release announcing the guide. “To help them figure out how to responsibly finance renovations and avoid high-interest loans, GoBankingRates has released a new report on the best home improvement loans for both current homeowners and home buyers looking to turn a less-than-perfect house into their dream home.”

“While renovations will quickly add up in cost, for many homeowners, the expense is worth it if it means living in a home that is more comfortable, makes life easier, or better reflects their personal tastes,” says GoBankingRates Managing Editor, Casey Bond.

The GoBankingRates guide to home improvement loans highlighted three financing options:

  • HELOC (home equity line of credit) or home equity loan
  • HomePath Renovation Mortgage Loan
  • A 203(k)Rehab Loan

Learn more about the guide at: